Looking Glass Portrait

Looking Glass Portrait is the worlds first personal holographic display, ideal for anyone who wants to view, create, and experience true-to-life, 3D holographic images, video and applications right on their desktop.

Those who want to get their hands on Looking Glass Portrait display can go visit the Looking Glass Store.

To get fully setup with your Looking Glass Portrait, you can onboard here directly.


Looking Glass Portrait is our latest display, featuring several new improvements such as:

  • an embedded Raspberry Pi 4 for standalone holographic video and image playback (Standalone mode)

  • real-time app support when connected to an external laptop or desktop computer (Desktop mode)

  • holographic imagery that isn't contained in a cube, floating in mid air in front of the display

  • a new lightweight form factor (1.5 lbs)


Monitor Setup

When setup in desktop mode your Looking Glass Portrait will show up as an external monitor. On both MacOS and Windows you'll need to set your displays to run in Extended Mode instead of Mirrored Mode. In addition, you'll want to ensure that the Looking Glass Portrait is set to 2048x1536 with display scaling set to 100%.

HoloPlay Service

To communicate with the Looking Glass Portrait, any computer that connects to the device will need to have HoloPlay Service installed. Learn more here.

HoloPlay Studio

HoloPlay Studio is a new tool that is central to viewing and managing content on your Looking Glass Portrait. Using this app, you can import, view, and edit a variety of 3D images and video formats, and load them to be played on the Looking Glass Portrait when in standalone mode. This includes support for:

  • importing hologram data from a variety of sources (iPhone Portrait mode photos, light field photosets, RGBD videos, etc)

  • editing and framing your holographic content

  • syncing to the device

  • exporting and sharing holograms with others

More information about HoloPlay Studio can be found here.

Additional Software

In addition to HoloPlay Studio, our other 3D viewers and developer tools support the Looking Glass Portrait. Real-time apps created in tools like Unity and Unreal will require the Looking Glass Portrait to be run in Desktop mode. However, our plugins for these tools are being updated to support quilt video export that can be loaded onto the system for playback in Standalone mode via HoloPlay Studio.

Test Your Setup

This simple test can be run to ensure that hardware is connected and software is installed and configured:

When the above button is pressed HoloPlay Service will display a test image of the Looking Glass Logo on your portrait. To close this image, move your mouse over and click anywhere on the image. The image should appear 3D.

If the image doesn't appear, or you get an error, please ensure that the latest version of HoloPlay Service is installed and that your HDMI cable and USB-C cables are properly plugged in.