We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.
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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.
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First App - I Want a hologram, not a windowed 3d app
I'm in wave 2, can't wait for my device. Meanwhile, I've been learning Unity and have had very good luck with my first app which is intended to be a viewer of Protein Molecules I can parse the files and draw each atom in Unity easily. I can easily move the molecule around too (rotate, etc). All good.
And I got this up and running easily in the emulator too. I can "tap to place" the app in the room and that works fine. The default has a window border with the menu at the top and I learned that if I change the build setting for "Virtual Reality Supported" then there will be no window border. That works fine.
My original vision for this app is to display the molecule in 3d and then walk around it. Not to have a window where I manipulate it. In simple terms I want to be able to get "behind" the window that I place in the world. is that even possible?
I guess I want to build a hologram like the ballerina, the elephant, or the breakdancing kid in the hologram app. Am I on the right track? What do I need to do differently in order to place a hologram that I can walk around?