A few days ago, Microsoft has detailed the HoloStudio and HoloTour apps for HoloLens, as the entire tech world has its eyes on the booming VR industry. And Microsoft wants to make sure that it’s part of this trend, as well.
Back when Microsoft announced its VR device HoloLens, the company also launched HoloStudio, a tool that lets people build holographic objects in space around them, and then 3D print them, if they want. Here’s a fresh video from the Microsoft HoloLens detailing how HoloStudio works:
And it seems that Microsoft is ready to release the official Holo Studio app on the Windows Store for Windows 10 users. Windows watcher WalkingCat has spotted the app on the Windows Store, and you can try getting it yourself by typing the following in your browser’s address bar – ms-windows-store://pdp/?ProductId=9NBLGGH5GGL9
Right from the start, you are being notified that ‘this app needs hardware your device doesn’t have, so your experience may differ from these reviews‘, therefore it’s obviously aimed at those who own a HoloLens and need what to do with one. By using the app, you can perform the following actions:
- Create 3D in 3D, using a suite of mixed reality tools
- Take mixed reality pictures and videos of your creations placed in the real world
- Build directly on objects and surfaces around you
- 3D-print your creations
- Share your creations online
The app is almost ready to be released on the Windows Store, and we’ll be sure to let you know when that happens. Meanwhile, what’s your take on this VR craziness and Microsoft’s role in it? Do you think the company has a chance to stay relevant in this quickly advancing new industry?