HoloLens Beds

I wanted to see what it would look like to put a photo realistic bed model in the middle of my basement and then switch it out based on different styles…

I found a nice bed model on the Unity Asset Store and decided to bang out a quick HoloLens app to test it out. The realism of the beds are pretty good, which makes it work really well for this type of demo. It was actually tempting to at least sit on the bed. Of course, if I tried to sit down… I would have ended up on the floor! Fortunately, I was smart enough to stay standing, but it was interesting that my brain was telling it that the bed would be very comfortable to sit on and I should try it…

Hopefully you enjoyed it. Doing this little exercise made me think of another demo I can create in the future. I have exciting news to announce next week… so stay tuned!

Enjoy the video!

HoloLens Developer Challenge: Wizard Battle (Sorcerer)


Displaying cool effects on the HoloLens is pretty fun. In this weeks video I show a little app I made where I display a staff and then can produce some sort of protective shield, or health replenishment, or any number of things that people who are more into Wizards, Sorcerers and Mages than I am could come up with. I just like the particle effects and the way they look through the HoloLens.

Last week, I did my take on being a mage casting spells … although most were some sort of a beam… and this week, as a sorcerer, I created some orbiting magical goodness.  I hope you enjoy. I’ll be devoting more and more time to the HoloLens in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for some in depth tutorials…

Enjoy the video!

HoloLens Developer Challenge: Wizard Battle (Mage)

cydneyThere are a couple of HoloLens developer groups on Facebook. One of the groups has ran a couple of challenges. The current challenge is to create a Wizard Battle. This challenge ends on August 23rd. I may do something else with it, but if not, it was a fun diversion.

I’ve been posting HoloLens videos weekly for a few months now. If there is something you are wanting to see let me know and I’ll see what I can do. It seems more developers are getting their hands on the devices and are posting videos. It is great to see what everyone is doing.

Again, let me know what you want to see by leaving a comment either here on the blog or on YouTube!

HoloLens Posting Processing Effect–Ripple Effect

I had big plans to show some cool things this week. Unfortunately, things didn’t go too smoothly for me so I decided to try and see what a post processing effect would look like on the HoloLens. The results on the video look pretty cool, but in person it wasn’t that great.

It is to be expected as the ripple effect I created is only visible in the field of view and in this type of effect it really breaks the flow. So I couldn’t suggest anyone try to do a post processing effect in the HoloLens itself. (Not that I would expect many people to try…)

If time allows, and I have better success than I did today, then I may try to take that effect and have it run against the different planes in the room. So it will look like the walls have the effect.

Enjoy the video!