#55: Holographic Screenshots

#55: Holographic Screenshots

Games can move pretty fast, and if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss a lot of what they have to offer. While it goes without saying that video games give us the chance to explore a new world, but experience aside, a lot of games grab our attention because they're just freaking beautiful.

There may have been a time when the only way to appreciate a game's visual presentation was to sit and stare at your monitor while your character stands idly in place. However, thanks to the Looking Glass and the ingenuity of our community of developers, there's now a way to make stunning captures of moments from your favorite games that can live forever as holograms in your Looking Glass.

A personal favorite holo-screenshot of mine (from Tomb Raider), captured by Frans Bouma.

In case you missed it, we recently put out a blog post that goes deep into the process of creating holographic images of your favorite video game moments. Long story short, Frans Bouma created a plugin that essentially allows you to manually reposition the viewer of the game you're playing, enabling you to explore the world of the game your're playing in a way that's never been done before.

Our Interaction Architect Evan modified Frans' plugin to make the process of generating multiple views seamless, making it much easier to create a holographic version of these screenshots.

Evan capturing the moment that became Alexios' Bad Day

Not only does this mean that you can enjoy your favorite video game moments as holograms, but you can share these moments in all their three-dimensional wonders with your friends without having to launch the game or wear a headset.

We're currently accepting quilt images to our MadeWith site, so if you've got a good moment from your favorite 3D game, check out this blog post to learn more, and try it out yourself!

**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.

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