martes, 9 de agosto de 2016

Microsoft HoloLens on SAP’s d-shop

This post was originally posted on Microsoft HoloLens on SAP’s d-shop.

One of SAP’s d-shop main goals is to gather, learn and share knowledge on the latest technologies and Microsoft HoloLens haven’t been out of our radar -;)

But…what is HoloLens?

HoloLens is a Mixed reality device…which is basically a mix of Virtual (Oculus Rift) and Augmented (Google Glass) Realities.

One of the most important features on Mixed Reality is that it allows you to create Holograms that can be blended into the real world and interact with them.

HoloLens will map your room and recognize that you have a coffee table, a sofa, a lamp, and so on…when you place your Holograms on a table or sofa, the Hologram will not go through it, but instead sit on it…and this allows to do amazing things like creating a Hologram of a lamp to be placed next the sofa and see how it looks. And that’s just one of the many uses cases that HoloLens can provide.

At the d-shop Silicon Valley, we believe that using and coding the HoloLens is an awesome experience.

So…what you do need to start coding and creating amazing experiences?

In this page you will find all the tools that you need, which includes Visual Studio, a tailor made version of Unity3D and the HoloLens emulator.

Also, it would be really good for you to take a look at the Holographic Academy videos…which guide you through the basics notions of HoloLens coding…

But…with this blog what we really want to show you a video with some of the demos/projects that we have created at the d-shop Silicon Valley.

Word Clock With this app, you can literally read the time -;) This demonstrates text usage in Unity and it was adapted from a Python application.

d-shop Robot This app uses a d-shop robot model built using Blender. This demonstrate Spatial Mapping and simple voice commands.

SAP Puzzle Game This app displays a sliding puzzle game that has two modes…easy and hard…it demonstrates how to clip an image and distributed into multiple cubes, it also demonstrates basic voice commands and physics.

HoloHouse This app is a project built for a bank in Dubai to be used as a real state application. The models were build using 3ds Max by an external company. This app demonstrates how to use Unity scripting to rotate the houses, fade the lights, lift the roof and floors of the houses and display annotations.

Now that you have seen what can be done in a couple of weeks…why don’t you join us at the d-shop and show us what you can do! -:D


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domingo, 7 de agosto de 2016

d-shop's very first Hololens Hackaton

This post was originally posted on d-shop's very first Hololens Hackaton.

On August, Wednesday 3 we hosted our d-shop’s very first Hololens Hackaton. People who had never used Unity3D before and of course who had never code for the Hololens before gathered together to have a fun and exciting learning experience.

Thanks to the hard work and organization efforts from my team partners Aaron Williams and Julia Satsuta we had three awesome guys from Microsoft Vlad Kolesnikov, Petri Wihelmsen and Jaime Rodriguez.

The first day was spend with explanations of what Hololens is…a quick introduction to Unity3D and a design thinking / brainstorming part where the teams could develop their ideas.

The second day started with Hololens coding and coaching from our side. People were totally excited and pumped up…trying things out on the Unity3D editor…on the Hololens emulator and on the device itself.

As a way to include more people and leave the teams working without too many distractions, we had a session on Hololens on Building 7…open for anyone to join in…

After that, we went back to keep coaching and helping the teams. They needed to be fully ready by 3:30pm as we had the demo presentation at 4:00pm.

The demo presentation happened at the cafeteria on Building 8.

We had 5 teams presenting their awesome work…


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As you can see…all the teams put a lot of effort and created some really awesome demos…but…there’s always need to be only one winner…so the last team to present was the team who won…so…congratulations “The Wesley Crushers” team!

After this really nice experience…I’m sure we’re going to come back for more…Hololens is still a brand new technology, so there’s still a lot to learn, a lot to hack and a lot of possibilities.

If you’re in Palo Alto…come and visit us! Remember that the d-shop is located on the first floor of Building 9 on Deer Creek Road -;)


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