Using Spatial Mapping and Spatial Understanding in your HoloLens apps

Hello folks! In this article, let’s have a look at one of the most important features of an AR environment. Spatial mapping provides a way to represent the real world surfaces around us in a mixed reality environment in a very convincing manner. Microsoft, of course has done a very good job of explaining the … Continue reading "Using Spatial Mapping and Spatial Understanding in your HoloLens apps"

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Take photos and videos from within a HoloLens application

Hey there! I have been talking about dynamically taking pictures/videos from the HoloLens in my newsletters for quite some time now. If you have needed an app where you could trigger taking a photo or recording videos dynamically, then this tutorial is for you. Let’s start with part 1: Taking pictures from an app via … Continue reading "Take photos and videos from within a HoloLens application"

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Changing scenes and viewing UI elements rightly in HoloLens apps

Recently I came across an interesting problem when developing a HoloLens app. I was working with changing scenes with UI elements. And I just wasn’t able to see the UI elements when changing scenes… I did resort to the HoloLens forums to ask the experts there, on how they did it. And since this is … Continue reading "Changing scenes and viewing UI elements rightly in HoloLens apps"

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TwoHandManipulatable – part 2 of moving, scaling, rotating objects

Continuing with the example of moving, resizing and rotating objects with the BoundingBox, this article is a sequel to achieving the same objective – but in another easier way. As I go deeper into exploring the MR Toolkit-Unity, I see that lot of things are made much more easier and intuitive for the user. For … Continue reading "TwoHandManipulatable – part 2 of moving, scaling, rotating objects"

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The cool stuff, the Hololens can do

When Microsoft launched the Hololens in 2016, there was a lot of buzz and speculation surrounding it. With many VR players already monopolising the HMD(Head Mounted Device) market, the Hololens was announced with a promise of an artificial intelligence component. And this, without even connecting to the Internet or some data cloud or any other device. The … Continue reading "The cool stuff, the Hololens can do"

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