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How to install HOLO-MUSEUM

System Requirements

  1. Laptop or PC

  2. Webcam

  3. 3D glasses

 

  • Operation System

    • Windows : Windows 10 (64 bit)

    • MacOS : Catalina (10.15) or later

  • Hardware specifications

    • CPU : Core i7 and above

    • GPU : NVIDIA Geforce and above

    • RAM : 8 GB

    • Storage : 300 MB

    • Display : 2D or 3D monitor

Computer Setup

  1. Prepare a computer or laptop. Most modern computers running Windows 10 or MacOS are compatible. It is also recommended that your computer have a GPU (Graphics Card).

  2. Have a webcam installed. It can be a webcam that comes with your laptop or you can plug in an external webcam, and place the webcam on top of your monitor.

  3. Get Anaglyph glasses (Red & Blue 3D Glasses). You will need a pair of red and blue glasses to use with your monitor when displaying the 3D effect in the anaglyph mode.

Download and Installation

Windows

  1. Download the HOLO-MUSEUM application from the Holo-App Store.

  2. Once your download is finished, run the installer and follow the instructions in the setup wizard.

  3. Please read the End-User Licence Agreement and accept the agreement option before clicking Next.

  4. For Windows users, if you haven’t installed Visual C++ runtime on your computer, they will ask you to install it. Please select to agree to the terms and conditions then click install.

Mac

  1. Download the HOLO-MUSEUM application from the Holo-App Store.

  2. Open the Holo-MUSEUM installer and follow the instructions. 

  3. Once the summary is shown, click Close.

  4. Open ​​the Holo-MUSEUM application from your Mac’s Applications list.

Parameter Settings

The first time you run the application, you will enter the wizard settings. Here, the Desktop AR system is introduced and you are guided through the steps to configure the specifics of your Desktop.

1. Display size

In order for the viewer to calculate distances correctly, please input your monitor size. If it’s not on the list, click “Other” and you’ll be able to manually give the dimensions in the settings.

2. Camera

For those that might have a built-in camera along with a third-party webcam currently connected to their computer, this is the time to choose which one you want to use. If you change your mind, you can change it in the Settings. If you only have one camera, you will only see one option in the dropdown.

If you are using a freestanding or external webcam, choose the location based on how close it is to your table. If it is nearly eye-level when you are sitting in front of it then choose “Top.” If it sits on top of the table or if you have to look down to use it, then choose “Bottom.”

3. Interpupillary Distance (IPD)

To avoid eye strain and ghosting effects, we recommend you to measure the distance between the center of your pupils in centimeters and manually increase/decrease the value by clicking +/- button.

4. Anaglyph Shader

3D shaders will be applied to the rendered images. You can test the Anaglyph shader effect in wizard settings and select one that is best for you. 

Health Warning and Tutorial

The first time you run the Holo-MUSEUM application, you will see the Health and Safety Warning alert (after you have completed the parameter configuration in wizard settings). You have to confirm that you have already read the warning message by checking the box. Click Start once you are ready.

You are now ready to be guided through the Holo-MUSEUM tutorial. The tutorial system will pop-up when you open the Holo-MUSEUM application for the first time. Carefully read and follow the instructions for each step to make sure you have an understanding of how the software works and how to interact with the 3D models.

Exploring Exhibitions

1.1 Once you have completed the tutorial. You are ready to jump into the Holo-MUSEUM. Now, you can run the application manually and choose an exhibition on the Home page.

 1.2 You may also explore our exhibitions directly from the Holo-MUSEUM website. Simply click “View Exhibition in Holo-MUSEUM application” and the software will open automatically with your chosen model.

2. The interaction toolbar shown below will be useful for you when you are exploring the models. 

  • Press [+ -] on your keyboard to Zoom in or out

  • Press [←↑→↓] on your keyboard to Rotate the model

  • Press [M] on your keyboard to Mute or Unmute audio

  • Press [B] on your keyboard to go Back to the previous menu

  • Press [R] on your keyboard to reset the model to the original state

  • Press [number] on your keyboard to interact with, or learn more about, specific parts of the model

Create Your Own Exhibition

Importing your own Holographic 3D models is also a possibility in Holo-MUSEUM. On the Home page, select “CREATE YOUR OWN EXHIBITION”. Then click Import. Choose your 3D model from your files. Once the model has uploaded it should open for you to interact with.

The interaction toolbar shown below will be useful for you when you are exploring the models. 

  • Press [+ -] on your keyboard to Zoom in or out

  • Press [←↑→↓] on your keyboard to Rotate the model

  • Press [Z] or [X] on your keyboard to move the model towards you or away from you

  • Press [B] on your keyboard to go Back to the previous menu

  • Press [R] on your keyboard to reset the model to the original state

Press [number] on your keyboard to interact with, or learn more about, specific parts of the model