We’ve been talking about holograms like something out of sci-fi movies, but with today’s technology, it really is possible to make a holographic display. We’ve previously seen this as a DIY project, where a guy showed you how to build your own pyramid-shaped display and use it with your smarphone. Now a Japanese company named ‘SSS’ seems to take it even further and started a crowdfunding project on Indiegogo for a 3D holographic display, dubbed ‘Holo case’.
As with the DYI project, the display is shaped as a pyramid for a full 360 degree holographic effect. The company already has a lot of useful real-world applications for it, from meeting your favourite characters in the ‘real-world’, to displaying expensive jewelery and minimize the risk of it being stolen from the showcase.
“Our mission is realize that thinking about how to interact with the characters. VR is the way we go through the world of character. However, there isn’t the only one answer for it. One of these is studying how to ” invite character into this world ” and we’ve realized it.”
“Here’s the example of exhibiting “authentic” ring in “Holo case”. Although the ring itself is just $10, you can display it just like expensive one by giving effect to the ring. Here’s the mini figure set in Holo case. We can display snowing scene.”
The company says that making an app for the Holo case is easy too. It just takes some animations to display on all sides of the pyramid, and you’re all set! They even say that using a game engine such as Unity3D or Unreal Engine 4 will make life even easier for you. You can find more information about the project over on Indiegogo.
Holographic technology has been used on a few big names in the music industry, both dead and alive, such as when the brought back the image of Tupac a few years ago. The latest effort sees King of Pop, Michael Jackson return to the stage five years after his death to perform a single from his new album, which was obviously also released after his death.
The new album, Xscape is actually rather good, pretty much what you have come to expect from Jackson and a great addition to any music lovers collection, but the new performance is both amazing and creepy at the same time as he performs the Slave to the Rhythm, his latest single.
The performance was recorded at this weeks Billboard Music Awards in the United States. Kick back and enjoy the song and even if you’re not a fan of the music, this is a pretty awesome technical achievement to watch.