In the same vein of our other posts this week, we're excited to share with you a very special form of art made by artist and friend from Tokyo, Aimi Sekiguchi. Aimi has been one of the leaders in a new virtual art form that's beginning to take wing.
In the past few years, she's amassed a wide following for her virtual art created using her HTC Vive and Google's Tilt Brush. Her subjects have included traditional Japanese imagery as well as pop culture characters like Marvel’s Deadpool.
Through some serendipitous stroke of luck, a community user of ours in Japan – (thank you Mercy!) – ported Aimi's visually stunning phoenix creation into the Looking Glass last year. From what we know, he exported her virtual sculpture into an .fbx format and brought it into holographic existence through our HoloPlay SDK for Unity. It looked magical.
While we've spent the past two posts going over the wonders of porting 2D art into 3D art for the Looking Glass, what's super special about Aimi's work is that it was built with the third dimension in mind. Though the medium itself wasn't a Looking Glass to begin with, we know that it lives magically as such in one.
While Mercy did an incredible job porting in Aimi's work via Unity, you can get a preview of some of Aimi's work using STYLY as well. Early this year, we worked closely with the STYLY team in Tokyo to ensure a version of its software is Looking Glass compatible. Now in beta, you can open up any gallery made in STYLY VR in your Looking Glass – including some of Aimi's own work – inside your Looking Glass today.
**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.