The Looking Glass is a holographic 3D display made for 3D creators by 3D creators. It is unique in that it visualizes digital content in true 3D without the need of headgear or other wearables. This is possible due to the lenticular technology of the Looking Glass, as it emits 45 discrete views of the same scene.
Rather than attempting to immerse people in a 3D space, we want to bring 3D out into the real world. The advantage of this approach is that 3D content becomes viewable, without friction, by multiple people. Alex’s talk will explain what the Looking Glass is, how they got here, and how it can help individual creators further their careers by using cutting edge technology to both create their work and showcase it to peers and clients.
In order to bring this new technology to artists and designers, they’ve developed a number of tools that allow people to easily bring their work to the Looking Glass. Their Unity SDK, Three.js library, Blender add-on, and Maya plugin allow creators from many different backgrounds to see their work in 3D. All their tools are intended to be easy to implement and understand, so that both creation and showcasing is made easy. This allows the Looking Glass to seamlessly fit into creative workflows, saving time in creating and reviewing 3D assets and projects. Their hope is that by bringing these tools to the 3D creative community, they can foster a future where we aren’t living in headsets but can come together, physically, in the same room, around holographic technology no one thought would be possible for years to come.
Holograms are the future. Don’t get left behind.
To expose 3D artists and designers to a new platform for creating, visualizing, and sharing their work
3D content creators who want to visualize their content in a new, sharable way
Assumed Audience Knowledge
Some knowledge of 3D creation tools (Unity, Blender, Three.js) would help
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
- What the Looking Glass is and how we got here
- How the Looking Glass provides a unique opportunity for 3D content creation and sharing
- How to get their 3D content into the Looking Glass
- How they’ll be able to share their Looking Glass creations
- How Looking Glass Factory is hoping to shape the future of 3D content visualization