HoloPlayer One – A Three Dimensional Holographic Interface

This past weekend I went to the PlaycraftingNYC indie game expo and saw a bunch of aweosme innovative games and tech. The one that stood out to me the most is the HoloPlayer One by Looking Glass Factory. It’s a three-dimensional interface that allows multiple people to interact with holograms with full-color, fully dynamic floating 3D worlds/objects with a touch of their fingers.

 

The 3D worlds are visible from a range in front of the device, so multiple people can view the world without the use of VR glasses.

 

 

The interface detects touch in a three-dimensional way, so you can create 3D objects by just touching the air inside the hologram.

 

 

I got to sculpt a 3D object the same way you would with clay, move lighting around a 3D world, and even use a sword to slice up fruit in a 3D version of Fruit Ninja.

 

The team is based in Greenpoint and said we can come by anytime to check it out or have them come in to give us a demo of it. They have a free Unity3D SDK that developers can use to create experiences for the HoloPlayer One. The device is set to launch at the end of November.

Why it’s Hot:

  • Unique three-dimensional interface
  • VR without needing googles
  • Based in NYC and can come in to demo it for us

More info: https://lookingglassfactory.com/product/holoplayer-one/

They just announced a class through PlaycraftingNYC to teach you how to create hologram experiences: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-the-hologram-with-unity-tickets-39410817817?mc_cid=7b7c55772a&mc_eid=7dee0694e7