Vuforia have put together a sample app so you can have a go in HoloLens.
To get it going quickly I downloaded the vuforia samples eyewear 6.2.6 under the Digital Eyewear section and unzipped.
I imported this package and the latest holotoolkit package (because the setup and build is idiot-proof more than anything else).
I only cared about the actual scene above so selected Vuforia-2-HoloLens to include in the build.
I entered my newly acquired license key.
Then I built, and deployed to the HoloLens. Then all I got was nothing. After repeating this a few times I realised I’d been silly – I need something for it to recognise.
So then I went hunting for the images that are referenced in the sample and found them here. Then I made a quick dash over to my parents place because I don’t have a colour printer and it didn’t work with black and white or just using my laptop.
Then I laid them out on the table and ran and tada…teapots.
For me there were a few lessons here…
- Bad doco – although it’s kinda obvious later…the doco never mentioned having to print or providing a link to the file.
- Bad UI – The UI is black. There’s no feedback so it feels like you’ve broken something. If it had a really big cursor at least I’d know it was working.