Bow wow: Philly ABC adds ‘virtual dog’ to forecast

Apparently eager to show off the new augmented reality feature it debuted along with a new set and graphics package, Philadelphia’s WPVI paraded out a virtual dog.

Meteorologist Cecily Tynan started her forecast June 27 with an augmented reality temperature bar chart “sitting” atop a virtual dais.

As she mentioned that temperatures would be ideal for dog walking, imagery of a young dog appeared on the virtual platform next to the colored bars. 

The dog itself appeared to be a composited video of an actual dog, as opposed to a 3D rendering of a dog.