News September 2023 - Junctions

Jens Bäckvall, PM @ Hololink

Create Powerful Multi-Image AR Experiences with Ease

Track pages in magazines, paintings at exhibitions, treasure hunts & more

We've been working on a fantastic feature that can change the way you use image tracking in your Hololinks. You now have the ability to track 5, 10 or even 20 images at the same time.

This means that Hololinks can now encompass entire rooms, outdoor spaces, or extensive product lines. Imagine:

  • a magazine with interactive content on each page
  • a virtual gallery where each painting triggers its own digital overlay
  • an outdoor scavenger hunt engaging multiple landmarks in your city

Check out this idea for a product comparison Hololink that we've created:

The feature has been thoroughly road-tested, and has already been used in a UNESCO World Capital of Architecture Hololink that has been viewed by thousands.👀 We've written a case-study about the experience.

Read the Case Study here

Multi-image Tracking, built into the storyboard

Adding scenes to a junction Hololink
Adding scenes to a junction Hololink

Thanks to our editor's Storyboard feature, all you have to do, to create a multi-image Hololink, is to add a junction scene and then drag arrows from the junction to each of the image tracking scenes that you want to use. It's that simple!😌

You can read more about how junctions work here.

New Storyboard

The Hololink Storyboard
The Hololink Storyboard

And speaking of the storyboard; we've made it even more clear than before, so that you can always see which type of scenes are in your storyboard. Just check the right hand corner of each scene.

Close up of a scene, showing the scene type in the corner

Updated Media Libraries and Upload Fix

Our Media Libraries have been given a face-lift, so that they are easier to navigate. And at the same time, we've removed the upload button from the scene editor, so that you now upload everything from the same place.

The updated Hololink Media Library
Updated Media Library

Just open a media library and click the purple upload button in the upper right hand corner to add new content to your scene and your library at the same time.

Optimised Size Estimation

The Hololink size as shown in the Storyboard
The Hololink size as shown in the storyboard

We've seen that the download size shown in the storyboard was not always 100% correct. We've optimised this, and the number shown is now exact and correct.

As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback. And remember, we create new features based on customer feedback and wishes, so don't hesitate to write to us.