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How to launch a 3D hologram from 2D UWP App in Hololens?

I am Developing one UWP application in which I have to show first 2D view when application is launched in hololens . Then from that 2D view I have to switch to 3D holographic app. Basically I want to launch a hologram from 2D app. (For. example list of multiple 3D holograms and select one of it)

I followed this link https://mtaulty.com/2016/10/25/windows-10-uwp-hololens-and-switching-2d3d-views/ . How this can be done ?


  • Hi @yash_vasa ,

    Awesome question! Instead of a UWP D3D Unity Project, you would start with a XAML Unity Project. This will let you have some 2D capabilities. Then follow this blog post by Jonathan Antoine to get your project the rest of the way.

    James Ashley
    VS 2017 v5.3.3, Unity 2017.3.0f3, MRTK 2017.1.2, W10 17063
    Microsoft MVP, Freelance HoloLens/MR Developer

  • Since Unity has the option "XRSettings Mixed Reality" I think this does not work anymore. At least I am experiencing this problem...

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