Digital Life Goes Live with Microsoft’s HoloLens
During its recent Windows 10 Conference, Microsoft showcased its HoloLens prototype. According to one attendee, PC Magazine’s Dan Costa,
While I think the technology is phenomenal, HoloLens’ ability to create 3D models using its companion 3D modeling program, HoloStudio, excites me the most. Costa witnessed a Microsoft engineer create a koala equipped with a rocket pack. And I mean witnessed; he could actually watch what the designer was seeing – and creating – on HDTVs stationed nearby. Reportedly, the engineer “walked around the hologram, grabbing tools from a holographic control panel, and then used a combination of voice and gestures to build and shape the koala.”
And it didn’t stop there… dozens of 3D prints designed using HoloStudio and then manufactured on a 3D printer were on display.
Other product capabilities include interactive holographic gaming and Skype – which allowed the other party to see and interface with what the caller was viewing – imagine Technical Support walking, not talking, you through a fix. The press corp even got a bonus “out-of-this world” experience when the HoloLens ‘transported’ them to Mars – where they were able to roam the landscape accompanied by a virtual tour guide.
Imagine the possibilities. Design could be truly interactive and collaborate. And dare I say possible for even the less tech savvy among us.
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