We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.
The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.
The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.
On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.
So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.
Overwhelmed.... Advice needed
OK, so I have had my HoloLens for about 2 weeks now, and I am a bit overwhelmed on how to really get started with development.
I have 20+ years in development, ranging from client apps, to web apps, to mobile apps, mostly in Microsoft technologies. Large scale, small scale and everything in between. I have a lot of experience with 3d CAD, mostly in Solidworks, a little in Blender.
I have gone through the first few tutorials on the Academy, and get everything working fine. I go through the code, and I see what its doing. BUT, I am kind of lost on all of this stuff. In the tutorials, you are starting with holograms, lighting, cursors, etc. that is provided to you. You walk through the tutorials, and personally I am not sure why I am doing half of the stuff I am doing.
I think where I am really overwhelmed is Unity. I tried going through the Roll a ball Unity tutorial, using HoloLens, and it does not seem to work. I suspect its because the inputs are very different, and I need to use the HoloLens as inputs.
I could really use some advise on how to really get into this stuff. I would love to be able to create my own holograms, and automate them, control them, manipulate them, etc. Just having a really hard time getting started.