Looking Glass service transforms 2D images into holographic photos

Looking Glass Factory has announced a new cloud-based service that transforms any 2D photo into a 3D holographic image.

It works in seconds, with no programming required.  

This new service will go live in the spring of 2021. If the campaign reaches $2.5M by Jan 14, all backers of the Looking Glass Portrait Kickstarter campaign will get their first 20 conversions for free. 

 

Behind the scenes, the 2D-to-3D transformation is accomplished through a proprietary machine-learning-based approach that can deduce a synthetic high-quality depth map from a 2D image. That depth information is then used to generate the dozens of perspectives necessary for a holographic image that can be displayed in a holographic display like Looking Glass Portrait.

Users can upload the converted images to Looking Glass’s editing software, HoloPlay Studio, from which they can then be imported to Looking Glass Portrait. Looking Glass Portrait is not only the world’s most advanced holographic display, but it is also the most affordable and easy-to-use, making it ideal for anyone who wants to view, create, and experience true-to-life, 3D holographic images, video, and applications right on their own desk. It is designed for the millions of people who’ve yearned for a holographic future or who work or play in 3D in any way: photographers, filmmakers, Unity, and Unreal developers, 3D designers, early adopters, and those just starting to explore three-dimensional capture and creation.

Cost and Availability:

Looking Glass Portrait is currently available from the Looking Glass Kickstarter page here. The current price is $249, which will increase to $349 when the campaign ends on Jan 14, 2021.

This new service will go live in the spring of 2021, first on Looking Glass Factory’s website and then as a premium feature in the HoloPlay Studio software package used for editing holographic media for Looking Glass holographic displays. Additionally, if the Kickstarter campaign reaches $2.5M by January 14, all backers of the Looking Glass Portrait Kickstarter campaign will get their first 20 conversions for free, with additional 2D to 3D conversions priced at $20 for 100 photos.