3D in Edge on HoloLens can bring digital objects to life in the space around you

Keeping with the focus on 3D at its Windows 10 event, Microsoft showed off how it is using 3D in Microsoft Edge on HoloLens to bring digital objects to life. As shown on stage, the Windows 10 Creators Update will allow Edge users to pull objects from sites like the Remix 3D website and place them in the world around them.

One particularly interesting use of this was shown while browsing for furniture in Edge. In the demo, it was shown that you could pull the sample furniture from the page and place it into the room to see how it might look in your space.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • lol
  • this is stupid
  • It's pretty cool, actually, but their push for 3D would've made a lot more sense if they hadn't spent the past few years murdering Kinect and Project Spark, both of which are superb tools for 3D content capture (Kinect) and creation (Project Spark).
  • I m dead
  • Awesome!
  • This is mindblowing (potentially). Let's see how well it actually works.
  • They just killed the aspect of showrooming by removing the part where a potential customer has to visit a store.  Just take the object from Edge (or possibly any other browser) and place it or even wear it to see the actual dimensions.  Absolutely brilliant!
  • Great usecase!