Develop Mixed Reality Applications

with Unity for Microsoft HoloLens

Welcome to the Unity HoloLens. Microsoft and Unity have been working closely to provide Unity developers the tools to create Mixed Reality (MR) applications for HoloLens. Microsoft’s HoloLens is a revolutionary device and creating content for it will require equally revolutionary ideas. We would love to hear feedback from you, our developer community to know how we can improve Unity to make creation of MR content even easier!

Unity for HoloLens is now available in the Unity Editor (Unity 5.5) Download it here to get started!

Helpful Resources

Developers can order up to five devices through the online store, with shipping to the US and Canada. Buy now.

There is extensive documentation on the HoloLens platform and even suggestions of how to best use Unity on HoloLens at Microsoft's HoloLens Documentation pages. Or take the Microsoft Holograms 101e: Introduction with Emulator course.

Additionally the Unity documentation includes both manual pages and API documentation on the new HoloLens features.

Have questions or want to provide feedback to Unity? Head over to the HoloLens Technical Preview Forum. For all Windows development and hardware questions, please submit your questions or comments here.

As always with Betas and Previews we greatly appreciate our users reporting bugs. For directions on submitting bugs take a look at http://unity3d.com/unity/qa/bug-reporting.

Download Technical Preview (Deprecated)

Developers should now use Unity 5.5 or later. For developers who have existing projects and wish to access the old builds see below.

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BUILD INFORMATION:

HoloLens Technical Preview is now based off Unity 5.4.0f3. Please see full release notes for previous Betas which can be found here.

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For some inspiration take a look at some of the fantastic content created by Microsoft below.

Skype for HoloLens

Educational and instructional moments are more effective when you can show as well as tell. Skype for HoloLens lets your contacts see what you see and draw on their screens to place holograms over physical objects in your view. See how holograms can help people communicate in new ways.

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HoloStudio

Build 3D in 3D with natural gestures and movement, using holographic tools modeled from tools in the real world. Create holograms of your own design and turn them into physical objects with 3D print compatibility. Get a hands-on understanding of how users interact with 3D content.

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RoboRaid

In this mixed reality first‑person shooter use gaze and gesture to target enemies and dodge incoming fire using natural movements. Spatial mapping turns each room into a unique game level, while spatial sound lets you use the entire room to play—even the spaces behind you.

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Actiongram Beta

Actiongram delivers an eclectic mix of holograms that enables new forms of storytelling. Stage your own video creations by moving, resizing, rotating, and recording these holograms in your home, and then share those videos with your friends. Coming soon to the Windows Store on HoloLens.

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