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.
Simplygon, a simple way to get your content HoloLens-ready
Content for mobile AR/VR apps needs to be extremely well optimized, as you all probably already know.
Simplygon is a platform that lets you automatically optimize 3D content such as meshes and textures for different purposes with no or minimal manual labor. You can use Simplygon to create LOD chains, reduce draw calls, combine several high-res meshes into one cheaper mesh, optimize a scene for certain viewing angles, remove invisible geometry and so much more.
With Simplygon in your content pipeline for your AR app, you can take complex data and compress that into something that not only looks great, but also runs well on your target hardware. Here is a video that shows how a highly tesselated asset is brought into Hololens using our toolset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RGGV4KUsrM&t=3s
Simplygon was recently released with a new free offer for personal, non-commercial and educational use. You can also contact us to get a fully featured evaluation license, to see how we can help you in your projects.