Skip to content

HoloPlay Studio

Coming Soon

HoloPlay Studio is the hologram companion app for your Looking Glass. With it, you can import holograms from a variety of sources, create and organize playlists, and make minor edits to any hologram you create.

Supported Formats

HoloPlay Studio will eventually be able to construct holograms on all your Looking Glass devices from the following source formats:

Mobile Devices

iPhone Portrait Mode

Modern iPhones can take Portrait mode photos. These photos capture both color data and depth data, which can be used to create holograms in the Looking Glass Portrait. iPhone's Portrait mode photos are available in the following phones:

  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • any iPhone X or later, including iPhone SE 2

For more details about specific device support for Portrait mode photos, please visit Apple's website.

Android Depth Photos

Many Android devices can take photos that combine color and depth data to enhance 2D photos. These devices call these modes various names, and many of these images contain hidden depth data required to create holograms on Looking Glass displays.

The HoloPlay Studio roadmap includes plans for support for the following Android photo formats:

  • Google "Portrait" mode photos
  • Samsung "Live Focus" mode photos
  • Huawei "Aperture" mode photos (but not Huawei "Portrait" mode photos)

To date, every photo taken with one of the above modes that we have encountered so far includes depth data. On occasion, given how fractured the Android ecosystem is and how fast this exciting technology is evolving, it takes some data spelunking for us to figure out how to reliably retrieve this data.

Full support for the above modes will come through rolling updates. If you'd like to be notified when HoloPlay Studio has updates related to your device, please fill out this form.

Advanced Capture Formats

  • RGBD photos & videos - in image / video format with RGB data in one half and depth data in the other
  • Rail videos - a video of a static scene from a camera traveling horizontally on a rail
  • Quilt images & videos - a compressed Looking Glass light field image format (more info)
  • Light field photosets - a set of horizontally offset images shooting at the same static scene

Footage can come from both physical and virtual camera configurations. More in-depth documentation for these formats will be provided when the software is closer to launch.

3D Models

While HoloPlay Studio will not directly support 3D models, you can load .obj and .gltf files into 3D Model Importer, which will be able to export holograms in a format compatible with HoloPlay Studio.


HoloPlay Studio will allow you to sync your holograms to connected Looking Glass Portrait displays so that it can play them back in Standalone mode.


With each imported hologram, you'll be able to modify the following attributes:

  • depthiness
  • focus
  • cropping
  • playback time
  • a variety of other features depending on the source data format