iHologram is Fake

There’s been a video going around about a hologram app called iHologram. It was said to work on the concept of Anamorphosis. I assumed the video was fake for two reasons. One, The accelerometer doesn’t work like that. When sitting on a flat surface it doesn’t know it’s being turned like that. Second, there was only one video from one angle so I assumed it was a video editing trick.

The author of the video originally said, “Ive just finished coding an application for the iphone/ipod touch. It gives the illusion of a 3d hologram jumping off the screen. The application works by assuming a constant viewing angle (35-45 degrees), typical for when the device is placed on a tabletop. The 3d scene’s perspective is warped using anamorphosis, the same technique used in Hans Holbein’s painting The Ambassadors. This application does the exact same but updates dynamically.” [Read more…]