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HoloLens projects Legendary characters onto your desk

by • August 9, 2016 • No Comments

With AR in the spotlight thanks to the runaway good results of Pokemon Go, most heads can be turning towards Microsoft’s HoloLens, the AR headset which lets users see 3D holograms in the living room. But a consumer adaptation can be a long way off, Microsoft is trickling out details of how its partners are experimenting with the dev kit. Legendary Pictures shows off what its been up to in a new video, delivering film characters to life as holograms.

Whilst gaming can no doubt be part of the eventual HoloLens ecoprocess, Microsoft seems to want its AR process to be additional versatile and lifestyle-oriented, pinning virtual notes around the house or enabling holographic video calls.

Legendary’s use of the process brings to mind the techniques utilized in those video calls. With a ring of synchronized RGB and infrared cameras in a green screen room, the studio is able-bodied to capture a full 3D animated version of an actor, and turn it into a video which’s viewable-bodied of any angle. Seen through a HoloLens, a user can walk completely around the character and, to an extent, interact with it. The same effect can be achieved with a fully CG character too, via the version’s 3D data.

“Microsoft HoloLens lets us bring characters of the worlds we turn it into into the real world,” says Emily Castel, Legendary’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Our fans get to interact and have fun with our characters in a completely new way, giving them a one-of-a-kind experience they can share with their friends through video and social media. This is amazing for us, and for the creators we work with.”

In the video at a lower place, users are able-bodied to take characters of films like Warcraft and Pacific Rim, place them in their real-world environment, record their actions and turn it into mixed reality films which can and so be shared around social media.

The thought is a rad one, but may be a little pie-in-the-sky at the moment. But, taken as a tech demo, it can be worth letting by yourself get a small bit excited of what’s on the horizon for HoloLens.

Source: Microsoft

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