Throughout 100 Days of Holograms, we've discussed holographic innovation from Looking Glass developers, from the community of developers that use Looking Glasses, and even from the VR community. Here, I'd like to talk about innovations via third party commercial applications that allow users to display or render their real world and 3D content for Looking Glass holograms.
Verto Studio: Verto Studio VR
Verto Studio VR is a computer graphics program that allows users to create 3D models and display them in their VR scene or Looking Glass seamlessly. With their guiding principles for this product as "efficiency" and "ease of use", anyone from beginner to experienced are meant to gain from their program.
Not only are you able to 3D model in holographic and 3D space using Verto Studio, but you can also import model assets in file formats such as FBX, OBJ, and DAE, to allow the user versatility in terms of how they build their 3D scenes within and outside of the program.
If you're interested in using Verto Studio VR to build your own holographic scene, and you have a windows computer, you can buy it on Steam here!
Triaxes is a company that develops technologies, software, and systems that allow users to see 3D images without special glasses - which, interestingly enough, aligns ever so conspicuously with Looking Glass Factory's vision.
Their software StereoTracer allows you to get a multi-angle series of frames from a single photo and a depth map (2D+Depth), or from a stereo pair of photos.
This means that if you have an iPhone portrait image (which uses 2D + Depth), you can use Triaxes' StereoTracer to output a series of images that together can create a lightfield quilt image that you can display in your Looking Glass. It also means that if you take a stereo pair (a right photo and left photo of the same subject), you can use StereoTracer to calculate a depth map from those images.
StereoTracer isn't just about still content - you can also use this software to process video. If you have a Looking Glass and want to to render your content out from stereo or RGB+Depth to quilt, buy and download the software here.
It's important to us that creators are able to make holograms no matter what program they prefer to use. You can access the tools we've mentioned in this post, and learn about a few others here.
**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.