Using HoloPlay Studio

Application Layout

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 clicking on the Add Hologram down below

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.

Add Hologram Panel

To activate the Add Hologram panel, click on the yellow Add Hologram button of the Playlist Panel. The right side of the application will show a menu explaining the different formats you can import. The Advanced Beta Backer version of HoloPlay Studio supports the following formats:



iPhone Portrait Mode Photos

an iPhone-photo mode that includes hidden depth data that can be used to create holograms

RGBD Images / Video

an image / video format with RGB data in one half and depth data in the other

Quilt Images / Video

a compressed Looking Glass light field image / video format (more info about this standard)

Light Field Photosets

a folder of images of a subject, each photo being slightly offset horizontally from one another

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.