Meet Blocks, Holograms on the Internet
Let's turn the internet 3D, one block at a time.
Looking Glass Blocks is currently in early access. Sign up here. You can access the discover page today and check out all the amazing holograms from our community of holographic creators! For fast-track access to Blocks be sure to join our Discord server and take a look at the monthly challenges we run!
Looking Glass Blocks simplify the delivery of 3D media across multiple platforms and devices with a single embed or link.
Blocks are shareable holograms that can be displayed on any device that can connect to the internet, be it your desktop PC, mobile phone, AR or VR headset and of course, your Looking Glass.
Blocks are designed to be the highest quality viewing experience that each device can allow, this means that a block will display in full 3D on a Looking Glass or AR/VR headset, or be able to use the motion sensors in your phone to change the perspectives in lockstep with the rotation of the device.
Looking Glass Blocks takes the 3D information saved into a Quilt and displays it in the highest fidelity possible for each platform.
On desktop, you get an interactive window you can use your mouse to wiggle back and forth. On mobile your hologram moves with user-gesture controls or via the motion sensors in the phone. In AR/VR, you get a super-stereoscopic window that displays the hologram in stereo 3D.
With a Looking Glass connected to your PC you can automatically cast holograms directly to your Looking Glass.
Currently, the core format that blocks supports is the quilt format. Making quilts can be done in a variety of ways, but the most straight forward methods currently would be using our Blender, Unity or Unreal plugins. Each of these tools allow you to create quilts directly and upload them to Blocks so you can view them on your phone, desktop, Looking Glass or VR headset.
Check out the following pages for more information about how to make holograms! You can learn more about uploading holograms here!
Currently Blocks supports the Oculus Quest 1 & 2 via WebXR, to view Blocks in VR you'll want to click on a specific block that you want to view, and then select the VR Icon in the top right corner.
Blocks can be viewed on your Looking Glass by using Blocks' casting functionality. You'll need to make sure your Looking Glass is connected to your computer and running in desktop mode, then hit the Cast button, this button is available at the top of the page or on each individual block. Check out the discover feed and try casting!
Blocks can also be embedded across the internet, just like above! Copy the embed code from blocks and you'll get the following snippet to put onto your website, blog, or article!
<div class="lkg-blocks-player" style="padding:56.18% 0 0 0;position:relative;"><iframe src="https://blocks.glass/embed/480" frameborder="0" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media; xr-spatial-tracking; accelerometer; gyroscope; magnetometer" allowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true" execution-while-out-of-viewport="true" execution-while-not-rendered="true"></iframe></div>
This embed code here is for the block shown earlier on this page! Try it out yourself!