China has a plan to launch a new project an “Artificial Moon” that will light up the skies as far as 50 miles around. The artificial Moon will be eight times brighter and stronger than real Moon. It will be realized in 2010 in the southwestern city of Chengdu.
Looking Glass Factory brings a new holographic display that lets you view, interact with, and share 3D creations in the real world. Whatever you want to place in your Looking Glass (from a virtual pet to an architectural model or a CAD drawing of a rocket engine) it comes to life.
It is glass box that is available in 8-inch and 15-inch sizes. One of the important features of display is that you do not need any other headset for it to work. You may supercharge your Looking Glass functionality with the Leap Motion, video game controllers like the Switch Joy-Con, or Arduino controls.
How Does It Work?
When you move around the display, your eyes are exposed to different sets of 3D information, creating a life-like, 3D experience for groups of people. [Multiple people standing around a Looking Glass can view and interact with different parts of the scene in the real world}, written in their official website.
How to Get Started to Use It?
It is very easy to start, just download Unity SDK to make your own holographic apps, or view 3D models and animations directly inside your Glass with the click of a button.
Connect up the HDMI cable and USB Power cable to your host computer. Once both your cables are connected, you should see the LED lights around your Looking Glass light up. You will also immediately be able to see your 2D display flash up on your Looking Glass.
What Is in the Box?
- Looking Glass Creator’s Edition
- USB 3.0 A-Male to C-cable
- HDMI cable
- USB key containing 7 starter sample applications
According to lookingglassfactory.com “Our team at Looking Glass Factory is a group of 3D creators that uses Unity, Solidworks, Maya, Blender and more every day. To that end, we frequently run holographic experiments with beautiful, expressive, weird, and wild 3D creations made available online”.
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