Did you know that if you can create 3D content using three.js, you could also be making holograms right now?
Since the very beginning it's been important to us that creators are able to produce holographic content regardless of what program they use. That's why we have an ever-growing list of software tools available, including several powerful SDKs that empower users to visualize their 3D content as holograms; including our Holoplay.js library for the Looking Glass.
To three.js users, this means that you can launch an app or scene straight into your Looking Glass from your browser. Crazy, right?
There's already a healthy slice of community of Looking Glass users who are launching web-based holographic apps and experiences.
Bristol-based visual artist & sound designer Scott Darby was able to port his audio visualizer in the Looking Glass, and now it's available to experience from our MadeWith site.
California-based artist Cabbibo's creation Looking Gooey was made with our Holoplay.js library and can be launched into your Looking Glass now from our MadeWith site as well.
If you're into drawing holograms by hand, Jongmin Kim's got you covered with Noni Noni. This web-based experience uses machine learning to translate line drawings into familiar shapes and images formed from thousands of tiny and colorful balls.
Browser-based production is great because it makes 3D content easier to make and share. Fixing a line of code and refreshing is much simpler than rebuilding an entire app. Additionally, If you want to send your work to a friend on the other side of the planet, it's much easier to send them a link rather than a zipped file.
We're currently accepting submissions of applications, quilts, and three.js files to our MadeWith site, so if you're ready to see your web-based creations as holograms, check out our content guidelines and submit your project!
**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.