Get Started with Looking Glass Portrait

This page will guide you through all the steps needed to get started with your Looking Glass Portrait.
Looking Glass Portrait_Getting Started Guide.pdf
Looking Glass Portrait Quick Start
Looking Glass Portrait_Safety & Wall Installation (EN, ES, IT, FR, DE).pdf
Looking Glass Safety & Wall Installation Guides (EN, ES, IT, FR, DE)

Set up your Looking Glass

Looking Glass Portrait has two primary modes you can use the device in. Stand Alone Mode, and Desktop Mode. We'll walk you through that and more in the videos below!
Unboxing your Looking Glass!

What's in the Box? 📦

When you unbox your Looking Glass, you'll find a few extra items along with the Portrait itself. These include:
  • 1x USB-C Power Adapter
  • 1x USB-C Cable
  • 1x HDMI Cable
  • 1x Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • 1x Holographic Sticker ✨
Unlock a world of holograms and start creating your own!

Setting up desktop mode

Desktop mode allows you to use your Looking Glass with your Mac, Windows, or Linux computer and use software like Looking Glass Studio, Liteforms and Blocks, as well as integrations with tools like Blender, Unity, Unreal Engine, WebXR and more.

Adjusting Display Settings

In order to make sure your Looking Glass works correctly there are a few settings you'll need to change. Don't worry though, we'll walk you through it! If you run into issues, be sure to check out our more in-depth display settings documentation for Windows, Mac or Linux.

Install Looking Glass Bridge

Download Looking Glass Bridge from our website here.
Once you've got Looking Glass Bridge installed, run this test below and you should see a hologram appear on your display! For more information about Bridge check out our documentation here.

Standalone Mode

In order to use Standalone Mode, you must use a USB-C to USB-C cable. A USB-A cable will not work to power the device in Standalone Mode.
Plug the USB-C cable and power adapter into a power source, then into your Portrait. If the portrait is receiving power you should see the status LED above the power button breath white. Tap the power button to turn the device on. Enjoy seeing holograms we've curated from our awesome community of creators.
You can learn more about the holograms that come with Looking Glass Portrait below:

Desktop Mode

To use any software with your Looking Glass Portrait when connected to your computer, you'll need to install Looking Glass Bridge.

How to use Desktop Mode

Plug the HDMI cable into the Looking Glass and your computer. If the device is off you should see the status LED above the power button breath blue, tap the power button to turn the device on. You should then see your computer screen on your Looking Glass Portrait.

Adapters & Cables

There are a few requirements for desktop mode, make sure your computer can output a 4K video signal to HDMI. You can use adapters, like USB-C -> HDMI and Display Port -> HDMI adapters.
Follow the guides below to ensure that your display settings are correct.

Software Requirements

In order to use your Looking Glass in Desktop Mode you'll need to install Looking Glass Bridge, you can download that here.

Where to next?

Your holographic journey is just starting out, choose your own adventure.
Want to learn more about holograms? Check out Holograms 101, a comprehensive guide on all the different kinds of holograms you can make:
Want to discover some holograms creators in our community have made? Check out Blocks and see what happens when holograms meet the internet.
Liteforms are holographic AI characters that will revolutionize how we interact with computers — bringing to life ChatGPT in the form of a converwational AI being.
Have a favorite 3D tool you want to use with your Looking Glass? You can get started right away:
Interested in experiments and other community-made tools? Check out