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.
HoloPlay Studio will eventually be able to construct holograms on all your Looking Glass devices from the following source formats:
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 following Android photo formats and phones will be supported:
- Samsung "Live Focus" Mode Photos for most of the newer flagship Samsung phones, including A7, A9, S10, S10e, S9+, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra
- Huawei "Aperture" Mode Photos (but NOT their "Portrait" mode photos) for phones such as the Mate 20, Mate 20 Lite, Mate 20 Pro, P20 series, P30 series
- Google "Portrait" Mode Photos for newer Pixels, including the 3, 4, and 5 series
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.
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:
- playback time
- a variety of other features depending on the source data format