In his blog post covering the several ways that holographic real-world captures will be possible come 2020, Looking Glass Factory CEO Shawn Frayne discussed how millions of people right now are capable of generating photos that could be ported into the Looking Glass and displayed as holograms.
Modern phones like the Pixel 4, iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, and 11 have depth cameras built into them in order to make Portrait Mode photos. To make these shots, the cameras have to generate depth maps that we can use to create holographic images in the Looking Glass.
Though not necessarily the most high-fidelity method Shawn discussed, using a mobile phone to make holographic images of yourself and loved ones is fast, convenient, and pretty fun. We're still in the very early days of holographic iPhone capture, and it's not even 2020 yet.
Speaking of which, did I mention there may or may not be an iOS capture app coming out very soon that will enable users to do this very thing? Until then, check out this tutorial that Missy made.
The ability to turn fun times with your friends and family into holograms will open up an entirely new way to relive cherished moments. The photos you take on your phone will feel that much real in the Looking Glass, and by extension, your most precious memories.
UPDATE: Moments 3D is live on the App Store. Download it today to make holograms out of your Portrait mode photos.
**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.