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Viewing your holograms on different platforms

Blocks allows you to bring holograms to a whole variety of different platforms, from desktops to tablets, mobile phones and VR headsets.
The internet runs on so many different device. This means your holograms will now be viewable there too! Here's a quick run-down of how Blocks are displayed on different devices.
A gif showing holograms on different platforms, like mobile, VR, and Looking Glass holographic displays

Desktop and Looking Glass

On Desktop you can hover your mouse over the Block itself to view it from different perspectives, you can also cast directly to your Looking Glass by clicking the "cast" button. In order to cast you will need a Looking Glass connected in desktop mode.
Try interacting with the block below! (Aren't embeds neat? 😄)

Casting holograms to your Looking Glass

On Blocks.Glass click the cast icon on the top right corner of any block to cast the hologram to your Looking Glass. Your Looking Glass must be in desktop mode for this to work.

Mobile phones and tablets

There are two main ways to interact with Blocks on mobile devices, you can use your finger to wiggle the block from side to side, or you can enable motion controls and actually tilt your phone from left to right.

Motion Controls on mobile devices

On iOS devices you'll need to enable a toggle to allow motion controls before they'll work. On android devices this feature should work out of the box, though it may not be possible on some android devices.

VR/AR devices

Currently we've tested Blocks on Meta Quest 1 and 2, as well as Meta Quest Pro. If you've got a device, you'd like to see your Block on let us know and we'll do our best to make sure it's supported.

Viewing holograms on Oculus/Meta devices

Open the individual Block in the oculus browser, then click the "View in VR" option at the top right of the Block. This will open up a WebXR session and allow you to view the block in stereo 3D. You can even move around and look at it from different angles.
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