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Envisioning Holograms (5)

What types of tools can we use for envisioning holograms?

What is the best technique to present your hologram idea? There are a lot of different tools you can use for presenting your hologram ideas.

  1. Imagination

Your own imagination will always be the highest fidelity, most vivid, best simulator of breaking through holographic experience.

2. Narratives

The act of verbally telling stories to conjure specific imagery is quick and effective.

The real advantage to using a verbal narrative is a bit of a cheat — you can customize and change the story depending on who’s listening.

3. Photos

Without ever building a prototype, you can use a photo as the foundation of a visual sketch of the overall experience you’re after.

You can imagine people and holograms in any empty scene.

4. Sketching

Rather than focusing on particular aspects or scenes, the storyboard pulls together the larger story arc into a familiar sequence of frames, not unlike a comic strip of book — to tell the story itself, not rely the fine details.

Storyboards are a much easier method to convey mixed reality ideas.

5. Powerpoint

Powerpoint was built to be used by anyone with little training, versus those high-end pieces of software being designed for use by highly skilled experts in the field.

6. Acting

The most powerful aspect of acting for envisioning is being put in the shoes of each person and hologram. Acting as hologram is our opportunity to explore they may want to deal with people.

7. Videos

You can use your smartphone and take short clips of video, put graphics inside your video and make a comp. Think of envisioning videos as short films with a story arc, hooking narrative, and compelling action to keep people engaged and not tuning out.

8. Prototyping

  • AR Camera App — AR app & Smartphone
  • MR Modelers — Special purpose mixed reality sketching apps
  • 3D Sketching — Physically drawing in space across a variety of mediums and devices
  • VR Prototyping — (Tilt Brush) sets designed for virtual reality also help in mixed reality.
  • Cinematic Tools — Taking a film director’s perspective is incredibly useful.

9. Coding

Code prototyping for MR experience is typically done using Microsoft Visual Studio, Unity, Photoshop, Sound Editors.

10. Making

Never underestimate the importance of making things real. Nothing beats working code and hardware.

10. Making