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Newsroom
February 18, 2020

Dots on Android

Hello Display.land Creators! (Especially Android users!)


Display.land Explorers using iOS devices are familiar with how helpful the dots feature is in visually showing how and what your camera is capturing as you move around your subject. Android users have been asking for this feature and now DOTS are available for Android in the Display.land app. 



Connecting the dots - How do they work?

Once you get the latest version of the Display.land app on your phone, you can start using the dots to improve your captures by simply hitting the + sign to open a new space, then tapping the begin button.

The industry term for dots is “Point Cloud”. When you start capturing, you will start to see sphere-shaped dots of various sizes and colors pop up on your screen. These dots represent geometric points in the world. When a specific point is captured from a few angles, a dot will appear in your video. The dots only show up if you move your camera. They help you remember what you have already captured and can be used as a visual guide. A good density of dots means that an area has been captured well. 


For a zoomed-out view of your dots, you can hit the minimap icon for a wider view of what you have successfully captured and where you could capture more data to fill in ‘holes’ or areas that need more details. Tap the minimap icon again to toggle back to the default capture screen.

Now you’re capturing with dots! Share what you capture with us on social using #ExploreDisplayland! 


Have fun and be sure to join our Community!

Discord | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Display.land Team



P.S. Visit our Learn site for tips on how to get the most from your captures!

By
Newsroom
February 18, 2020

Dots on Android

It’s been a wild three months.

From graffiti filled streets in Spain to underground bunkers in Sausalito, subway stations in Tokyo to industrial kitchens in Texas, the Display.land community has been blowing our minds every morning by capturing, sharing and exploring each others’ spaces from around the world during our early access period.


To learn more about our story of getting to here and where we’re going, keep reading, but if you just want to try it out yourself, head on over to the iOS or Android stores to download and start creating!

What You Can do Today

Capture any space with the device you already own — from as small as a courtyard to entire city blocks
Edit insanely fast — changes you make to your spaces are rendered and saved in real time.
Instantly share your spaces via web links and videos, or freely export them as 3D models
Explore the world and join a community of global explorers in 50 countries

How We Got Here

We started U6 with the mission to unlock new ways for people to create and connect in the physical spaces they care about, such as our PlaySFMOMA space last year.
To create that experience, we captured the SF MOMA’s physical space in 3D using a commodity smartphone, edited and authored it remotely in a web browser, and allowed hundreds of people to browse and experience the sandbox together in real time from their own devices onsite in AR, and remotely via desktop and webVR browsers.

With today’s release, we’re beginning to put those same tools in everybody’s hands, with the goal of building and improving our roadmap in public with our community.

Where We’re Going: Editing Reality Together

Unlocking a new digital canvas for creativity and shared experiences.
Our goal is to grow Display.land into a destination where people can create, share and explore together in new, immersive and interactive ways.

We believe the best way to achieve this is by releasing often and publicly, supporting our earliest creators, and constantly increasing access to creative tools only previously available to high end gaming, graphics and 3D professionals. In the coming months, you can expect to see regular updates along this path.

Display.land is for those of us who see art in reality. If this sounds like something you’re interested in working on, shoot us a note! We’re working on some of the hardest challenges in computer vision, graphics and multiplayer networking and are hiring actively.

-Anjney & Ankit
Co-founders, Ubiquity6

By
Newsroom
February 18, 2020

Dots on Android

Creators! Did you know that you can download any of your captures as a 3D model? 

We currently support OBJ, GLTF, and PLY file formats, which make it possible to use captures from Display.land in Blender, Cinema4D, Unity, Unreal, Maya, and most other popular creative software applications.

To download the 3D mesh, just open one of your captures in a desktop web browser, and click the download button in the upper-right corner of the screen. You’ll need to be logged in to see it.

If you are on iOS, the easiest way to open your capture in a browser is through AirDrop. You can AirDrop yourself the link to the desired capture by opening the Share Menu and pressing “More.” From there, a new menu will open giving you the option to airdrop the link. 

If you are on Android, we find it is easiest to email yourself the link. Open the Share Menu and press “More.” From there, choose email or whatever the best option is for you.

Note: Your download will contain the model for your full capture. Any cropping or 3d object additions will not be represented in your mesh download.
Once your 3D mesh has downloaded, this is where the magic begins. You now have the opportunity to create phenomenal artwork using captured physical reality. Try challenging the mundane by drawing in the absurd.

Or, experiment with contrasting elements. The opportunities are endless and the boundaries are limitless. Check out what our creators have made with Display.land below.
We absolutely love to see what our Creators create using their Display.land meshes. In fact, we have an entire Discord channel dedicated to them! You can find this channel here: https://discord.gg/b2vxQpu.
We can’t wait for you to join and to see how Display.land has inspired you. ✨
By
Newsroom
February 18, 2020

Dots on Android

Hello Display.land Creators! (Especially Android users!)


Display.land Explorers using iOS devices are familiar with how helpful the dots feature is in visually showing how and what your camera is capturing as you move around your subject. Android users have been asking for this feature and now DOTS are available for Android in the Display.land app. 



Connecting the dots - How do they work?

Once you get the latest version of the Display.land app on your phone, you can start using the dots to improve your captures by simply hitting the + sign to open a new space, then tapping the begin button.

The industry term for dots is “Point Cloud”. When you start capturing, you will start to see sphere-shaped dots of various sizes and colors pop up on your screen. These dots represent geometric points in the world. When a specific point is captured from a few angles, a dot will appear in your video. The dots only show up if you move your camera. They help you remember what you have already captured and can be used as a visual guide. A good density of dots means that an area has been captured well. 


For a zoomed-out view of your dots, you can hit the minimap icon for a wider view of what you have successfully captured and where you could capture more data to fill in ‘holes’ or areas that need more details. Tap the minimap icon again to toggle back to the default capture screen.

Now you’re capturing with dots! Share what you capture with us on social using #ExploreDisplayland! 


Have fun and be sure to join our Community!

Discord | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Display.land Team



P.S. Visit our Learn site for tips on how to get the most from your captures!

By
Newsroom
February 18, 2020

Dots on Android

Hello Display.land Creators! (Especially Android users!)


Display.land Explorers using iOS devices are familiar with how helpful the dots feature is in visually showing how and what your camera is capturing as you move around your subject. Android users have been asking for this feature and now DOTS are available for Android in the Display.land app. 


+ FRAME =

Add a Frame

+ CLIP =

Clips your trailer so you can insert more than one series of frames into your trailer

+ DELETE =

Undoes the last action or series of actions that you took

CLEAR =

Clears everything you have done (you can not undo this action, so be careful!)

PLAY =

At any time during your custom trailer creation, you can hit the play button to see how your trailer is coming together.

SAVE (only shows up once you hit the play button to preview your trailer) =

Saves the progress on your freshly created custom trailer!


Connecting the dots - How do they work?

Once you get the latest version of the Display.land app on your phone, you can start using the dots to improve your captures by simply hitting the + sign to open a new space, then tapping the begin button.

The industry term for dots is “Point Cloud”. When you start capturing, you will start to see sphere-shaped dots of various sizes and colors pop up on your screen. These dots represent geometric points in the world. When a specific point is captured from a few angles, a dot will appear in your video. The dots only show up if you move your camera. They help you remember what you have already captured and can be used as a visual guide. A good density of dots means that an area has been captured well. 


For a zoomed-out view of your dots, you can hit the minimap icon for a wider view of what you have successfully captured and where you could capture more data to fill in ‘holes’ or areas that need more details. Tap the minimap icon again to toggle back to the default capture screen.

Now you’re capturing with dots! Share what you capture with us on social using #ExploreDisplayland! 


Have fun and be sure to join our Community!

Discord | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Display.land Team



P.S. Visit our Learn site for tips on how to get the most from your captures!