HoloLens Character Sit Demo

This month, the members at LearnHoloLens.com learned how to have a character sit on a virtual chair and next month they will learn how to actually have the character pick a seat in the real world and sit down.

This week, I’m showing off a demo of having an animated character spawn, pick a seat, walk to the seat, turn around and sit down in the seat.

The master class came about because a member wanted to know how to accomplish this task. It was first brought up in one of the monthly Live Q&A sessions, and then discussed a couple of times. There seemed to be enough interest in the topic that two full master classes are devoted to it.

If you are into HoloLens development and want a shortcut to learn practical things that aren’t taught anywhere else, head on over to LearnHoloLens.com and jump on the notification list so you can be notified when the doors open again.

It’s a lot of fun and I hope you’ll join us!

Enjoy the video:

Unity Change Color of Material

This week I have a super quick tip for you. If you need to change the color of an object in Unity, it is pretty straight forward.

First you need to get a reference to the object’s Renderer component. A good place to do this may be in the Start method:

Renderer rend;

// Use this for initialization
void Start () {
  rend = GetComponent<Renderer>();
}

Then inside of the Update method, you could change the the color (like when the Mouse button was just pressed):

void Update () {

  if (Input.GetButtonUp("Fire1"))
  {
    rend.material.SetColor("_Color", Random.ColorHSV());
  }

}

That really is all there is to it. If you want a little more information on why the magic string of _Color is used, make sure to check out the video this week:

HoloLens 2018 – It’s 2 Years Old!

Every single week for two years, I’ve produced content around mixed reality and the majority of the content has been on the HoloLens itself.

I decided to go through the archives and make a video of all the different demos, apps, and games I’ve created (or played) over the last 2 years.

Also, Microsoft is has released the Windows 10 RS4 Preview for the HoloLens.
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2018/03/29/windows-10-rs4-preview-for-hololens-and-onnx-offline-machine-learning/

Watch the HoloLens 2018 compilation video here:

HoloLens Unboxing and Authentic First Impressions
https://youtu.be/ULaH_f1yWlM

Top 5 Apps in the HoloLens Store on Day 1
https://youtu.be/n4GDo4_sxy8

How to Record using your HoloLens TWO different ways
https://youtu.be/lDKbFaY_6KA

How to deploy an app to the HoloLens Device
https://youtu.be/i4OWDfx_w0M

How to Deploy an Unity App to the HoloLens Device – Step by Step
https://youtu.be/d0qOrq8zbwI

How Does the HoloLens Look Outside
https://youtu.be/vUg12jxeU90

HoloLens HoloTour: A Deeper Look
https://youtu.be/7GCv7TTAPTs

Tunnel Vision on HoloLens
https://youtu.be/Xi2-at53Kc8

Hanging with Holograms (HoloLens)
https://youtu.be/ZY2ukQXqMD0

Pratical HoloLens: Lubricating a Mower
https://youtu.be/EW5AR-vL_kc

HoloLens Bouncing Ball
https://youtu.be/OKB7KENOZYs

HoloLens Fireworks! Happy 4th of July!!
https://youtu.be/XWETVfyEYLk

HoloLens Developer Challenge: Wizard Battle (Mage)
https://youtu.be/ntwhM9FrSzY

HoloLens Developer Challenge: Wizard Battle (Sorcerer)
https://youtu.be/ntwhM9FrSzY

HoloLens Bed Demo
https://youtu.be/rpZvP6Mq1js

HoloLens Magic Window Demo
https://youtu.be/uevunxV3hY0

Holographic Remoting Player app
https://youtu.be/te8eJmD1_0w

HoloLens RC Racer “HoloWheels” Demo
https://youtu.be/M_nSOiVbUVc

HoloLens Actiongram
https://youtu.be/5aNvR0EXN6c

Spatial Understanding working on the HoloLens Emulator
https://youtu.be/5aNvR0EXN6c

Updated Visualizer
https://youtu.be/i8CBw-3ytiQ

Merry Holographic Christmas
https://youtu.be/NBpBICRTogw  — /yt

Holographic Bouncing Ball Tutorial Part 4
https://youtu.be/Zo152_Yl1XE

HoloValentine App – Source Code Available
https://youtu.be/EeMj8ZrVGBM

HoloLens Spatial Understanding in the Unity Editor
https://youtu.be/jy8XHQAFyU0

Little Holographic Dragon on the HoloLens
https://youtu.be/cxvTunDcvTk

Medieval VR on the HoloLens
https://youtu.be/tBO0P7ye85U

Fun with HoloLems Lemmings
https://youtu.be/vluX8rrWlNY

HoloLens Particles
https://youtu.be/uIjbIicG-zs

HoloLens Paintball aka HoloPaintball
https://youtu.be/cJHZmZJG0ac

Dynamically Placed Items with Spatial Understanding
https://youtu.be/9yLOKts7Sd4

Hiding Objects in Unity with HoloToolkit Input Manager
https://youtu.be/AkHADROaefA

How to Deploy to the HoloLens from Unity
https://youtu.be/oQvBX2GQ5zQ

HoloLens Meme Fun #IAmAHoloLensDev
https://youtu.be/JsgOk_XE6vQ

HoloPaintBall Source Code
https://youtu.be/CtV6k9eF1dI

Ocean Treasure on the HoloLens played with my kids
https://youtu.be/kRXS8LpNDxI

Paint 3D, Unity and the HoloLens
https://youtu.be/hvYcgV02cgc

Learn HoloLens Live Q&A – Spatial Understanding and World Anchors
https://youtu.be/G0P4jhcglkg

Unity Hub

This week I spend a little bit of time talking about how much I like the Unity Hub. It allows you to easily install new versions, uninstall old versions, quickly install or uninstall components and quickly open solutions with a specific build target.

You can download it here:

http://chd.me/unityhub

Check the video: