HoloLens

  • An experiment learning how to use the Microsoft HoloLens. HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, enabling you to engage with your digital content and interact with holograms in the world around you.

    I started by modeling some flowers in virtual reality (VR) in an application called Anyland. I then exported these files and uploaded them into the HoloLens where I was able to place the holograms into physical space. I placed these flowers outside on the street and am very interested in the contrast between my fake flowers and the reality of the surrounding world. 
  • Below is another experiment using the HoloLens. This time I went to my local park and placed a 3D model I made of a fern leave into the grass. I like the how subtly the virtual leave blends into nature and it becomes hard to tell what is real and what is fake. The other video is of a 3D animated model of a butterfly I made, flying around the park, again using the the HoloLens.
  • In this video at the beginning you can see me using the spatial mapping feature of the HoloLens. Spatial mapping provides a detailed representation of real-world surfaces in the environment around the HoloLens, which is very exciting and will allow me to create a very convincing mixed reality experience. By merging the real world with the virtual world the holograms seem to appear real, also by providing familiar real-world behaviors and interactions.