Man constructing a hologrpahic robot in workshop with the HoloStudio tool palette
HoloStudio app tile


Build 3D in 3D with natural gestures and movement, creating holograms with holographic tools modeled from tools in the real world.

Holographic snowman in progress in mid air with the HoloStudio tool palette

Create your own holograms

It's easy to design 3D objects when you're working in 3D. This fast and simple workshop features a variety of holographic shapes and tools.

Teddy bear with Holographic details placed anchored on it's head

Design to real-world scale

Design your projects to scale in your real world, even placing them on surfaces or objects in your room. Zoom in larger-than-life to focus on the details.

Two holographic characters on a table with the HoloStudio tool palette

Bring your creations to life

Capture photos and videos of your holographic projects, or see how the physical output matches your creation with 3D-print compatibility.

Developer highlights

Here are some insights into the development of this app for Microsoft HoloLens that will help as you start creating your own.

Grounding visuals

Consider using a glow against real-world surfaces to help users understand the position of their holograms relative to those surfaces.

Mixed reality capture

HoloStudio uses MRC in a unique way, allowing users to create stop-motion video by moving elements of their 3D creations slightly between frames.

Remembers where you build

Even with the toolbox across the room, any shape the user grabs is automatically at the right distance to place on their creation with only the turn of a head.

illustrated hand holding the HoloLens remote


HoloStudio takes advantage of all clicker gestures including click to select and click, hold, and drag to make subtle adjustments with tools.

Magnet Tools

00:31 | Magnet

Resize Tools

00:26 | Resize

Rotate Tools

00:23 | Rotate

Movement Tools

00:16 | Movement

Spacial Mapping Tools

00:27 | Spacial Mapping

Take Picture Tools

00:24 | Take Picture

Nudge Tools

00:21 | Nudge

Glue Tools

00:49 | Glue

Spray Paint Tools

00:11 | Spray Paint

Erase Tools

00:10 | Erase

Life Size Buttons

00:20 | Life Size

Microphone Buttons

00:08 | Microphone

Mirror Buttons

00:12 | Mirror

Copy Buttons

00:26 | Copy

Export Buttons

00:16 | Export

Align Buttons

00:17 | Align

Piece Meter Buttons

00:14 | Piece Meter

Home Browser

00:13 | Home

Pieces Browser

00:27 | Pieces

Favorites Browser

00:28 | Favorites

My Creations Browser

00:21 | My Creations

Import Browser

00:24 | Import

Reference Image Browser

00:25 | Reference Image

Piece Index Browser

00:16 | Piece Index

Stop Motion Additional Features

01:09 | Stop Motion

Text Tool Additional Features

00:15 | Text Tool

Move Anchor Additional Features

00:23| Move Anchor

Erase Anchor Additional Features

00:21 | Erase Anchor

Erase Touching Additional Features

00:21 | Erase Touching

Paint Touching Additional Features

00:21 | Paint Touching

Unglue Touching Additional Features

00:30 | Unglue Touching

Glue Touching Additional Features

00:29 | Glue Touching

Glue Everything Additional Features

00:32 | Glue Everything

Cancel Additional Features

00:19 | Cancel

Frequently asked questions


Developed for mixed reality

See how the first apps developed for HoloLens apps showcase the promise of mixed reality.

Start building mixed reality apps for HoloLens today


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