I’ve learned a lot about developing for HoloLens in the last few months. The hardest lesson was that the HoloAcademy is badly out of date and many of the SDK’s are not documented.
A few people have shared someof their learnings, but nothing I could find covers how to work with the HoloToolkit to create a HoloLens application covering all the major features in a tutorial format like the HoloAcademy. This tutorial also supplements my Augmented Reality talk, representing all the detail that would have turned my one hour talk into a four hour talk. It covers each part of my Augmented Reality talk and covers the details of how I implemented each aspect of my demo. Below is the index for this tutorial, which will turn into links to each article when I publish them.
Tutorial IndexTarget Versions: Unity 5.6.1f1 | HoloToolkit Jun-04-2017 | Visual Studio 2017 15.2
|Unity 3D Project Creation||How to create a HoloLens project in Unity 3D|
|Source Control||Configure git for HoloLens / Unity work|
|Spatial Mapping||How to spatial map a Room|
|Object Surface Observer||Set up fake spatial map data for the Unity editor|
|TagAlongs and Billboarding||Tag along instructions to the user to force text on screen|
|Spatial Understanding||Add spatial understanding to get play space detail|
|Finalizing Spatial Understanding||Complete Spatial Understanding and Input Manager|
|Object Placement and Scaling||Find valid locations for holograms in the play space|
|Hologram Management||Manage the holograms you want to place in the world|
|Cursor and Voice||Add a cursor and voice commands|
|Occlusion||Add occlusion with the real world to your scene|
|Colliders and Rigidbodys||Add Colliders and RigidBodys to your holograms|