This thing is incredible. The Looking Glass 3D holographic display takes your 3D art and displays it holographically. This is cutting edge technology and one of the coolest things I’ve seen as a 3D artist. Here’s my review of the Looking Glass Portrait.
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What is the Looking Glass Holographic Portrait?
The Looking Glass Portrait is a box that displays 3D renders (stills and animations) in a realistic 3D format. Its software supports Blender, Unity and Unreal Engine.
You can turn your 3D renders into three dimensional art for display!
The new looking glass is the first product for consumers. The company previously offered large displays for high-end retail stores.
Looking Glass Portrait Top Features
Using the Looking Glass Portrait with 3D Software
While the Looking Glass is an amazing display for anyone, it holds a special place in the hearts of 3D artists. There’s a Blender plug-in that allows an artist to update the holographic image in real time!
Not using Blender? It also integrates with Cinema 4D, Unity and Unreal Engine.
About Looking Glass
Looking Glass is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. It was founded in 2014. In 2018, they launched the first desktop holographic development kit which caught a lot of attention from developers worldwide.
After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the company launched the Looking Glass Portrait in 2020. It’s marketed as the first consumer-level holographic display. They have since launched a 65″ version of the display available to commercial clients.
The CEO of Looking Glass is Shawn Frayne who graduated from MIT. He’s the holder of several patents and has appeared in Forbes, TIME and Popular Mechanics. The rest of the team hold similarly impressive resumes and are committed to putting holograms in the hands of anyone who wants them.