HOLOFIL projects 3D model animations played on your smartphone in an highly tuned optical setting in the device to create the illusion of a floating object (like a hologram). The 3D animations need to be always on a black background and are played in any regular video player in mp4 file format (We recommend MXplayer). You can create these 3D model animations with different ways. We explain a few simple ways below. 

Create 3D models using your new age iPhones / android phones 


New generation phones such as iPhones or even some Android phones come equipped with 3D cameras , LIDAR sensors that allow you to use your phone and take multiple photos / 3D scan to make a 3D model using apps from the Appstore or Android Playstore. 

Search for suitable 3D scanning software such as "3D face scan", "3D scan" in Appstore / Playstore to find them and try them to create 3D models. Export the 3d model on your phone. Now animate these 3D models using HOLOFIL-X app by importing first and exporting as mp4 turntable animation (explained further). Use these 3D animations in HOLOFIL devices to create simulated holographic visualizations.  

Use FREE 3D models from internet to create 3D animations

Create simple 3D animations using holofil-X 3d animation exporter app



Android smartphone app

3d animation exporter

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Now use the free Android 3D model viewer app to interact with your 3D models on smartphones with a touch interface. Load models in fbx, obj, stl, 3ds, ply, dae format and control their movement, rotation, animation, lighting, and background canvas color.
In the paid version (Euro 2.99) you can also export 360 degree turntable animations in various resolutions in mp4 format. Use 3D models to create the content that can be used directly in HOLOFIL or for other generic use cases. 



Use prisma3d app for simple 3d modelling and animations

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learn simple ways to create 3D models using Tinkercad 

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Visit some tutorials for kids to work with simple free 3D softwares for kids like TinkerCAD to create simple 3D models. 

Other types of 3D data that you can use in HOLOFIL

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simple 3d text animations

Create your own 3D text animations using a simple 3D text animation creation software from us. You can use this for changing the content for product promotions, new deals, offers in HOLOFIL.


This software has predefined fonts, text animation styles, editor that allows you to create 3D text animations and export them in mp4 format to play in HOLOFIL. This is really good if you want to use it in shops etc. where you can place 3D text animation on top of your products for promotions. If you know how to use Microsoft word you can use this software, it's that simple. 

scientific 3d data sets

Many scientific data sets are in 3D format and are perfectly suited to visualize in HOLOFIL. Use your scientific 3D data-sets to visualize in HOLOFIL by tuning them to fit into the device visualization requirements. Medical data-sets from MRI scans, CAT scans can also be tuned and visualized in HOLOFIL. The example here is from a laser microscopy data-set. You can use open-source softwares such as Image-J to load sliced datasets of imagery and then output animations that can be played in HOLOFIL. Or you softwares to output 3D models to use in HOLOFIL interactively. 

3d scanned objects

3D scan your 3D models to visualize them in HOLOFIL. We use consumer grade 3D scanners to do 3D scans and then animate them to create 3D visualizations to be presented in HOLOFIL. 3D scanning is very affordable and gives extreme flexibility to present your artifacts be it art, engineering objects, or any other physical object in a more realistic way to your audience. This is a 3D scanned cow from the Cow Museum.

customized 3d content

We can create customized 3D visualizations based on your requirements to create amazing user experiences. Here you see an example customized 3D visualization with micro-organism matter that is a part of a show-reel for show-casing different micro-organisms. The prices for this vary based on the complexity of the content creation.  

advanced softwares to make complex 3d content


how to create 3d animation non-interactive content? (blog-post)

build your own apps using unity / unreal studio

HOLOFIL works with both Android / iOS and you can create your own 3d games  / apps to work on these platforms using the game engines like Unity, Unreal. 

Experiment with the software stack to create new interesting visualization experiments by building your own apps for interactivity. 


how to upload / play content in holofil 

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non-interactive content

In the non-interactive mode, the visualization content is 3d modeled animations that are exported in mp4 format and played in a looped manner as a show-reel. If you know how to do 3d modeling / animations, you can create the content yourself. The content can be created in 3D modeling and animation softwares such as 3D studio max, maya, cinema4d, blender, keyshot, adobe creative suit (illustrator, after effects etc).

We also offer our own in-house Android app that allows export of simple 3D model 360 degree rotation animation when you upload 3D models to it. See below for more.

We also offer a 3D text animation software that allows only

3D text animation as can be seen below. 

interactive content

In the interactive mode, the 3d models are loaded in an android app that is bluetooth controlled using a controller to allow rotation, movements, zoom actions. You can load any 3d model in FBX, OBJ, DAE, 3DS, PLY  format with sufficiently high poly count based on the hardware support to interact in the HOLOFIL device. If the model does not load, chances are the poly-count is way higher, then reduce it and load the model again.

There is also a face tracking interactive version for 3D model interaction as shown below. 

You can also build interactive games that can be played with Bluetooth controllers by creating mixed reality setups suitable for your brand promotions. See more details below.