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.
Holographic Dreams & Advice
Hello, I was lucky enough to try HoloLens at a demo event the other day and I am wondering if I could get some advice from the community. I am not a developer and can by no means afford the developers kit, but I am completely enthusiastic about this technology and the potentials for interactive media.
I am a media creator with a growing community and I would like to create an app to present an entire environment within your room with interactive 3D features that link up to outside accounts. For instance, I would like a TV to display my YouTube, a radio to play my Bandcamp and SoundCloud, a treasure chest to showcase different popular items from my Etsy store that users can buy, and eventually I would like to have key members of the community presented in avatar form for users to interact with. (I understand the depth of the interaction is very important and I hope to tackle that soon). Many of these things are feasible from what I saw in the demo, so my question is, what can I do? Is diving into Unity and rendering 3D images via the emulator the best idea for me? Would it be useful to build this in another environment like a website or would that be a waste of time as there is no simple conversion between platforms?