The Ride by Microsoft

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THE WHAT

Since inception, the Amgen Tour of California has not only been about the rider’s dedication to their sport but also the fan’s dedication to a lifestyle. During the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, Microsoft will once again employ their technology to bring the power and beauty of cycling to life. THE RIDE is a generative visual art piece that uses cyclists’ movement and power to create real-time motion driven artistic images. Microsoft will unveil a series of behind-the-scenes videos in the weeks leading up to the Amgen Tour of California to give fans an exclusive insight into the artists creating and building the contemporary art experience.

THE RIDE integrates:

  • Microsoft Kinect technology to capture movement in digital form
  • eight (8) Kinects V2 sensors capturing three-dimensional data of the physical world; and,
  • laser scanning technology, which captures landscapes and California landmarks

These elements are then combined to create motion driven art.

THE HOW

In the months leading up to the 2017 Amgen Tour of California the team developing "The Ride by Microsoft" created a series of behind the scenes videos detailing the process to create, test, and perfect this program before it's premier during Stage 1 in Sacramento.

The Ride

New content will be posted after each stage.

The Ride Wallpapers and Printables

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Stage 1 Wallpapers

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The Ride Wallpapers and Printables

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Stage 2 Wallpapers

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Stage 3 Wallpapers

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Stage 4 Wallpapers

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Stage 5 Wallpapers

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Stage 6 Wallpapers

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Stage 7 Wallpapers

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