HoloLens Reviewer Score: ★★★★★
Download this app from the Microsoft Store. Download size is 132 MB.
Actiongram at its core simply allows you to capture on video approximately what is seen when wearing the HoloLens. The app comes with a number of fun animated models, such as a roaring dinosaur, Abraham Lincoln talking, and George Takei doing all sorts of fun stuff.
Very similar to the original Hologram app, the user can drag and drop these models into the living space, rotate, scale, move, etc. The timing of the animation can be controlled as well – disabled, enabled when the user focuses on the model, or start in 3, 5, 10 or 20 seconds. The coloring and brightness of the models can be adjusted as well. Once satisfied with the setup, you can launch and record the scene.
The resulting MP4 file will be saved directly to the OneDrive area for easy download onto PC. In our experience, a 23 second clip resulted in a 26 MB movie clip.
This is a great alternative to the previous method of HoloLens video capture – pulling up the IP address of the HoloLens on a seperate PC and launching video capture remotely.
Actiongram enables new forms of storytelling. Direct your own mixed reality videos, blending holograms with the real world. Choose from an eclectic and regularly expanding gallery of holographic characters, props, and visual effects that are made for storytelling.
|User Interface||Intuitive and slick like most other MS HoloLens apps||★★★★★|
|Graphics/3D Modeling Quality||Lots of fun models to play around with – from walking dead to Teddy Roosevelt.||★★★★★|
|Idea Execution||Shows how the HoloLens can be used by aspiring amateur movie makers to create fun video clips||★★★★★|
|Amount of Content||Plenty of content, but really needs to allow the user to import their own models.||★★★★☆|
|Wow Factor||Create awesome movies to wow and amaze friends!||★★★★★|