A downloadable tool

Holocraft is a program that allows for the generation of unique 'specular holograms' which are a type of hologram that relies on the manipulation of reflected light to produce a holographic effect.

Similar to a 'scratch hologram' (aka 'abrasion hologram') a specular hologram is an optically-accurate surface that produces a rigid undistorted holographic image. This is in contrast to scratch holograms, which are constructed through the use of circular-arc scratches or grooves embedded into a shiny medium.

Scratch holograms offer a similar effect with the exception that the holographic image distorts and deforms outside of a narrow viewing range.

Holocraft takes 3D model files as input, and provides the user various options for manipulating how the final hologram image will appear. The user then is able to output the requisite toolpaths as either a raster image, a vector image, or CNC 'g-code' for direct hologram fabrication using a CNC machine.


More information

Published1 year ago
StatusIn development
CategoryTool
AuthorDeftware
Tags3D, cnc, Generator, hologram, optics, specular-hologram
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish

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This looks amazing!  Is there any way to download / purchase Holocraft?   I'd LOVE to play around with it!

Thanks!

Hey, is this software available for download yet? It looks incredible and I'd love to use it to make some holograms. Thanks, Sarah


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