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Setting Up

Large Looking Glass Setup Guide


System Requirements

For the best experience we recommend using a computer with the following specs:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Equivalent to Intel Core i5 or above
  • Graphics Card: Equivalent to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or above
  • RAM: 4GB or above
  • Internal Storage: 128GB or above

What’s in the Box

  • Large Looking Glass
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • HDMI cable
  • 12-20vDC Power Adapter


Your Large Looking Glass shipped with a baseplate. Before you connect your Looking Glass, please make sure that you go through the following steps to ensure that your Large Looking Glass is properly set up for display.

Take your Looking Glass out of the case and place it on a soft surface (display down) to prevent scratching or damage to the front display. On the back-side of the Looking Glass you will see three screws that coincide with the three holes on the baseplate. Connect the two parts together following the GIF below:

slide in

A close-up shot:

slide in close-up

The baseplate should click-in with the screws and you can now turn your Looking Glass around to display on a flat surface.

Buttons and Connectors


Connect up the HDMI cable and USB-C cable to your host computer and plug the power adapter into a power source. Once all three cables are connected, you should see the LED lights around your Looking Glass light up. You'll also immediately be able to see your 2D display flash up on your Looking Glass.

There are two switches on the side of your Looking Glass. One will switch on/off the display and the other will switch on/off the LED lights that illuminate the display (pictured above). We recommend that you always have this LED light on -- especially when filming your Looking Glass -- as it will make the content inside your system appear to be more three-dimensional.

Audio note: please make sure that audio is selected to drive out of your computer's speakers, and not the Looking Glass itself, as the Looking Glass has no built-in speakers.


Computer Display Settings

front diagram

Open up your display settings and ensure that you are extending your displays. The second display (highlighted like in the image above) should be running the display at a resolution set at 3840 x 2160. Before you confirm these settings, make sure that the scale is also set to 100%.

Installing Orion

Some Apps in the Library are built with interaction that use the Leap Motion Controller. To ensure that you can run these applications, please head on over to the Leap Motion website to download the latest Orion beta here.

Test Everything

Download the Example Scene. If everything is set up correctly, your example scene should look like this:

sample scene

To test that your buttons are working, the icons on the right should light up correspondingly.

If you're having issues, try using this troubleshooting guide.


Your Large Looking Glass is done being set up! Go ahead and try out some experiences others have made in our Library.