Using HoloPlay Studio

Application Layout

Add Hologram Panel

In HoloPlay Studio v1.1 we added the ability to drag and drop holograms directly into HoloPlay Studio! Simply select your file in file explorer or finder, then drag it anywhere on HoloPlay Studio. Once you've dropped your file you'll be prompted to choose the type of hologram and select ok.
You can drag & drop multiple files at the same time.
Format
Description
an iPhone-photo mode that includes hidden depth data that can be used to create holograms
an image / video format with RGB data in one half and depth data in the other
a compressed Looking Glass light field image / video format (more info about this standard)
a folder of images of a subject, each photo being slightly offset horizontally from one another

Playlist Panel

The left side of the application is the Playlist Panel, which lists the holograms that are to play on your Looking Glass Portrait. By right clicking on a hologram or by clicking on a Hologram and selecting the Edit item from the application menu, you can do the following:
    Duplicate -- creates a copy of the hologram: useful if you'd like the playlist to highlight different sections of a given hologram
    Edit Length -- changes the playback length of hologram images (note - video length cannot be edited in HoloPlay Studio)
    Delete -- removes a given hologram and all property data from the playlist
    Rename -- changes the display name of the Hologram in HoloPlay Studio
In addition to this menu, you can also:
    Rearrange holograms by clicking and holding on a playlist item and dragging it above or below other holograms in the playlist
    Add new holograms by dragging & dropping or by opening the file browser via the add holograms panel.

Playback Bar

The Playback Bar, underneath the Playlist Panel, lets you control how content is played on the Looking Glass Portrait while in desktop mode. These buttons will seek to the previous and next hologram and advance or pause the playback.

Properties Panel

Whenever a hologram is selected in the Playlist Panel, the right side of the application will show that hologram's properties. Adjusting those properties will change how that Hologram appears in your Looking Glass Portrait. Each format has different properties, so please visit the documentation for the specific format you're working with for explanations on that format.

Syncing to your Looking Glass Portrait

To sync your playlist to your Looking Glass Portrait for Standalone mode, click on the "Sync" button. This will take some time. You will be able to see the holograms as they sync (at a slowed down speed) on the Looking Glass Portrait.
The next time your Looking Glass Portrait is in standalone mode, it should show the updated holograms.
Please note that this will replace the default holograms with a new playlist based on what you put together in HoloPlay Studio. If you'd like your content to play along side the demo content without resyncing the demo holograms please see the instructions here.
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