Azure Speech Studio for Mixed Reality

Introduction It is not uncommon that a Mixed Reality experience requires more user guidance than traditional applications; partially because the user may not be familiar with the capabilities of the application but also because they may not be accustomed to…

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HoloLens 2 Unreal Project Template

Each time I wanted to create a HoloLens 2 Unreal Engine project I found myself recreating a blank level, setting up a GameMode and configuring the project. Like any programmer doing anything twice that can be automated is unpalatable, so……

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Shader Stereo instancing HoloLens

Whilst recently experimenting with the Mixed Reality Toolkit for Unity vNext for HoloLens app development The vNext version of the toolkit will be a requirement for HoloLens2 development so this would be a good time to start investigating if you…

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IL2CPP + HoloLens

Following the Unity announcement about deprecating the .NET backend I have been slowly turning my attention towards using IL2CPP instead which some time in the future will be the only option for Unity HoloLens development. Of course, there are supported…

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Mixed Reality Evangelism

Back in 2016 at the Microsoft Future Decoded event I gave the first HoloLens developer talk in the UK. This was an exciting time for me personally as was the culmination of many years of working on software engineering and…

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WebVR + HoloLens

Microsoft Edge has support for WebVR as you can see here https://caniuse.com/#search=webvr The support across the main browsers looks like this at the time of writing but what is not captured here is that in order to use WebVR on…

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mixed reality real-time translator

Did you know that there is an API that you can call which will accept as input an audio stream, say from a microphone, that will translate any spoken sentences into another language and return not only a final audio…

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