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How to play 360 video clip on HoloLens or Immersive Headset?

TamBuiTamBui
edited September 2017 in Q&A and Discussions

Is there an updated example of how I can create a 360 video (similar to HoloTour) for the HoloLens or Immersive Headset? It doesn't have to be interactive. Just a simple mp4 video is all I'm trying to get working.

I found a couple of examples online, but none of them seem to be up to snuff.

How to play Stereoscopic 3D 360 Video in VR with Unity3D: This one only works for the Unity Editor, and fails to compile as a UWP app. If I wrap the offending script with a UNITY_EDITOR directive, then the result on my HoloLens is a black screen that doesn't immerse.

RICOH THETA 360 Video (From File) Unity Tutorial: This one uses a deprecated MovieTexture for the shader, and fails to allow me to drag/drop my mp4 file as the texture.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated,
Tam

Best Answer

  • TamBuiTamBui
    Accepted Answer

    I found the solution to my problem. Using the steps from "How to play Stereoscopic 3D 360 Video in VR with Unity3D", I simply had to change my main camera's Clear Flags to Skybox instead of Solid Color. It was set to Solid Color for the HoloLens so that I could see optical see-thru. But when working with immersed 360 videos, you want it to be Skybox. Once I did that, I could then see the video.

Answers

  • TamBuiTamBui
    Accepted Answer

    I found the solution to my problem. Using the steps from "How to play Stereoscopic 3D 360 Video in VR with Unity3D", I simply had to change my main camera's Clear Flags to Skybox instead of Solid Color. It was set to Solid Color for the HoloLens so that I could see optical see-thru. But when working with immersed 360 videos, you want it to be Skybox. Once I did that, I could then see the video.

  • EslasEslas
    edited January 2018

    Solved
    sorry!

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