Looking Glass User Guide

Everything you need to know about Looking Glass displays and software.

Welcome to the Looking Glass User Guide. This guide aims to provide all the information you need to get started with your Looking Glass display(s).

Looking Glass Displays

Your first personal holographic display.

The 3D desktop companion for innovators.

Ideal for professional environments and venues.

Holograms that are larger than life.

Software Tools

Required software for connecting your Looking Glass to your computer.

Holographic AI Characters Powered by ChatGPT

๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธLooking Glass Studio

A holographic media player.

Share your holograms on the internet.

Key Concepts

This section contains documentation for some of the key concepts you'll want to learn about in order to design content or experiences for Looking Glass displays.

Learn how the Looking Glass display brings 3D holograms into reality.


Learn about quilts, the go-to hologram format for sharing holograms

๐Ÿ’กLight Fields

Learn how to capture holograms in any scenario.

๐Ÿ“ธVirtual Camera

Learn how to set up custom camera rigs in 3D tools.

Creator Tools

Don't forget to check out our 3D design guidelines for guidance on best practices!

Our Creator Tools section contains all the documentation for the Unity and Unreal plugins, the Blender add-on, the WebXR library, and two third-party solutions - VTK and Depthkit.

If you want to create your own holograms for your Looking Glass, this is where you'll start.


Create interactive holographic applications with Unity.


Bring your Blender creations into the third dimension.

๐Ÿ”ŒUnreal Engine

Create cinematic quality holograms in Unreal Engine.


Bring holograms to the web with WebXR.


Check out our community made tutorials!

Capturing Light Fields in Maya.

Using ShaderToy with Looking Glass.

Sculpting with Adobe Medium and Looking Glass.

Turn Video games Holographic with Refract.

Third Party Software

  • 3D Slicer, a popular open-source medical imaging application

  • ParaView, a software that allows researchers studying complex 3D fields like computational fluid dynamics, climate science, aerodynamic design, and materials science to now visualize and analyze their complex 3D data holographically as they work.

Legacy Hardware

For first generation Looking Glass devices like Looking Glass 8.9", Looking Glass 15.6", Looking Glass 16", and the original Looking Glass 8K Gen1, see the Legacy Hardware section.

Need help?

If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out. We're here to help you at any stage of your holographic journey!

You can provide us with feedback or feature requests on our Discord server!

If you're having issues with your Looking Glass or some of our software, head to our troubleshooting page. If those resources don't help solve your issue, email us directly at developer@lookingglassfactory.com

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