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General => Tech, Science, IT discussion & News => Topic started by: DJ Omnimaga on July 05, 2016, 11:14:58 AM

Title: Hologram Entertainment Center
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on July 05, 2016, 11:14:58 AM
Woah, is that real? O.O

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTz_mHZAOCs

Apparently it's in Australia and opened on June 4th. It reminds me of virtual reality but with holograms.

I am skeptical though because the video author disabled ratings and comments.
Title: Re: Hologram Entertainment Center
Post by: ben_g on July 08, 2016, 12:30:39 PM
It looks like they're just projecting images on all walls and use 3D glasses to give those images depth. Technology like that already exists quite long, but as far as I know, it never has been used commercially until now. They're not really holograms though.

It looks interesting, but I doubt that the quality will be comparable to VR.
Title: Re: Hologram Entertainment Center
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on July 08, 2016, 08:49:19 PM
I guess the video is misleading then. But it seemed like the person could sometimes hold holographic objects? And yeah I doubt it will ever match VR.
Title: Re: Hologram Entertainment Center
Post by: Dudeman313 on July 10, 2016, 01:25:02 PM
I think the HoloLens works somewhere close to that, but I can't see the video. D:
Title: Re: Hologram Entertainment Center
Post by: ben_g on July 10, 2016, 01:34:09 PM
Quote from: Dudeman313 on July 10, 2016, 01:25:02 PM
I think the HoloLens works somewhere close to that, but I can't see the video. D:

I think the youtube embedder plugin is just acting weird. If you quote his post, you can see the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTz_mHZAOCs

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on July 08, 2016, 08:49:19 PM
I guess the video is misleading then. But it seemed like the person could sometimes hold holographic objects? And yeah I doubt it will ever match VR.
I think it just uses the 3D screens, a tracked controller and head tracking to make the objects appear in the same position as the controller. Unlike actual holograms, this would also mean that only 1 person can view everything correctly.
Title: Re: Hologram Entertainment Center
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on July 10, 2016, 08:23:40 PM
Yeah I think Youtu.be SSL certificate is invalid, which is why browsers block the embedded video. The full URL is fine.