Ignite Australia 2017 Wrap-up

Last week I had the pleasure to present at Ignite Australia. I’ve missed the last few as it’s coincided with overseas trips so moving to February worked out well. I presented Lessons from Hollywood: Building the interactions of tomorrow today. It was a big different to the techy talks I normally do as it was…

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Creating a Diprotodon for HoloLens–Dippy is Born

I recently presented at Ignite Australia on Lessons from Hollywood: Building the interactions of tomorrow today . For that talk and for fun I wanted to create something from scratch rather than use assets someone else made. Now I have 0 graphical ability but fortunately my brother Adrian did get those genes instead. My brief…

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Using the C for Airtap in HoloLens

When I first used HoloLens almost two years ago I was taught the air tap. I looked a lot like the picture above. It worked for me and I was content. A few months ago, I got my own device and started sharing how cool the device was. So then I had to teach people…

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Brisbane .Net–Reality Check Wrap-up

Tonight was the Brisbane .Net User Group where Dave was kind enough to introduce me. There were so many options for what to show and talk about I had to step back and think that most people will not have even seen a HoloLens in the flesh before so went right back to basics. I’d…

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Quick Reset of Unity Transforms

I was working through Rick’s Creative Coding with Unity sessions and one of those nice little tips he gave was how to quickly reset your transform properties. Instead of painfully setting them all to 0’s each time : Select the little cog menu on the far right of the transform section SelectReset

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DDD 2016 Wrap-up

DDD Brisbane is done and dusted for another year. After 5 years at QUT this year we grew yet again and took on a new venue. The lovely Advanced Engineering Building at UQ. At 6:30 this crew started arriving to help setup. We had over 400 bags, lanyards, agendas, many tables, lecterns etc. to get…

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HoloLens–First Reactions

After getting a real HoloLens I thought the best thing was to take it out into the world to meet some real people. Normally I’d spend some time to put together a nice presentation. I hadn’t had time so I was bad and winged it. My first experiment was an interesting one. I’d configured the…

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Factory resetting your HoloLens

After playing with the emulator for awhile I finally caved and bought a real device. While doing the initial setup I got stuck at the network connection screen. At first I thought this was due to the hotel internet needing a special browser page with details to login so I left it. The next day…

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