READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY FOR BEST RESULTS
First part of the instructions are to assemble the HOLOFIL-cardboard device from its separate parts.
The second part of instructions are for how to pair the Bluetooth gamepad controller with your mobile device and use game settings to start playing the HOLOFIL-cardboard games.
The third part of instructions are about lighting conditions and brightness and how not to use the device to avoid issues in best visual experience.
The fourth part of instructions is about gamepad charging.
The fifth part of instructions is about the MXPlayer Mediaplayer we recommend to play 3D animations and its settings.
Do you have glue at home / office?
Before you watch the assembly video instructions below, please check if you have any glue that can be used to glue papers / cardboard? If its a thick glue its even better. If you do not have, please buy one when you go out as its required.
There are two places in the end during assembly for extra strong bond you need to use glue. We would love to ship you a small glue pouch like in the picture above in our package, but transportation rules for packaging does not allow packing glue as it falls under chemical category and then it becomes an issue during postage declaration.
We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience, but as its a DIY kit and needs to be assembled, I hope you will be considerate towards us. We have tried best to prevent this during product design, but realized in the end we could not avoid use of glue if we wanted this exact final look.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We highly appreciate that.
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Mobile phone holder cut out instructions
Assembly instruction video
For better understanding first watch the entire video before actual assembly, to get an overview. Then before permanently fixing two components during assembly, first just try positioning them to ensure the alignment is perfect like a demo exercise, before you permanently couple them. This will ensure you are not making alignment mistakes.
The backside curved paper should wrap around nicely on the back side curved edges of the main cardboard casing, without leaving any gaps through which light might otherwise enter inside the device from backside. Hence, ensure careful symmetrical alignment while wrapping the paper on the side curved edges, before fixing the paper permanently on both the ends of the carboard casing body with the glue at top and yellow tape at bottom. Do a mock exercise of paper wrapping fully correctly with a perfect alignment before permanently fixing the paper to the main body.
Instructions for playing games with bluetooth controller
HOLOFIL app /game store is just launched and will offer a range of consumer focused 3D content creation apps / 3D games that are specially designed for HOLOFIL-cardboard, our consumer focused product, but can as well be used for our business devices HOLOFIL by the business users. The plan is to release 15 casual games / academic apps designed specially for HOLOFIL-cardboard, our consumer model with the schedule of 1 game per month.
The apps allow ability to create 3D content that can be further used in our products. The 3D games especially can be installed on your personal mobiles and used interactively with a Bluetooth controller for direct engagement with the device. You can use these same games on your mobile to play with regular touch interface as well. Give it a try.
Bluetooth gamepad will behave in haphazard manner once its charge goes low. So please charge fully if you start seeing unresponsive or strange behavior.
NOTE CAREFULLY from below the sequence to pair the Android and iOS devices, as they have different starting steps.
instructions for brightness / reflections / LED light
Device next to window with sun light
Device 5 feet away from window
Please operate the device away from direct sunlight as direct sunlight will throw away lots of reflections like you
see in the first image above where you will start seeing the black paper holding mobile getting reflected. In the first image above, the device is kept next to a big window with direct sunlight entering.
For best results always operate away from direct sunlight. Diffused sunlight is also ok. Any kind of indoor light is ok. In the second image the device is just moved five feet away from the window and you can see the dramatic improvement in the cutting off the reflections of the paper.
Optical devices are highly sensitive to sunlight and its a common problem with almost all optical devices.
The LED light inside should be always switched ON during all types of device usage and should be placed such that its positioned in the middle (vertical position) illuminating all the area inside uniformly, and does not excessively tilt to the back or the front creating shadows inside. So an uniformly lit area inside with LED light creates the best visual effect than only back or front illuminated area. Do not push LED in the rectangular hole, but gently place and leave it there without forcing it to fit inside the hole. It is not supposed to go inside the rectangular hole, but just rest there, and be movable to position in different directions.
Do you still get reflections?
1. Make sure you have cut the hole in the paper exactly only exposing the screen area so that the mobile edges are not reflected. If you accidently cut bigger hole, just cover extra hole using the same black paper you cut earlier.
2. Make sure you align the mobile holding paper in cage by moving it slightly to see if it cuts off reflections. The folded mobile holding paper needs to be always in a flat position in the mobile cage holder and should not be getting lifted. You can even glue the folded paper together to make two flaps always stay in flat position and not get lifted.
3. Make sure your LED light is tilted to throw light on the back side than on the front side. You can adjust LED light position to tilt it either in the front or in the back direction.
4. Make sure your mobile screen brightness is at least 50% and the screen does not time out and power off.
Do you still face issues?
Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the issues you are facing and we will help you sort them out.
Gamepad controller charging
Make sure the controller is always in the GAME mode by turning the switch on the side to GAME mode.
When charging the gamepad will show RED LED light on.
When the charging is full the Red LED will be off. The working time is around 40 hours once fully charged.
When on low charge the RED LED will start flashing indicating its time to charge.
When the gamepad battery is low on charge the controller actions will turn weird that it will stop responding to joystick, buttons in a proper way and shows arbitrary actions. It's also an indication to charge the gamepad.
Eventually if the battery becomes weak after extensive heavy usages you can always continue to play while the controller is plugged in to charge or simple replace it with the exact same from local market.
To start the gamepad controller with Android and iOS devices please read the instructions about pairing the gamepad controller as each step is different.
To switch OFF the gamepad keep pressing the start button for at least 10 seconds when the LED light should turn Blue and then turn OFF.
3D animations playback using MXplayer
1. Install from the above two links for Android or iOS for your smartphone platform.
2. To play 3D animations on your smartphone, we recommend MXPlayer as a media player to play the 3D animations mp4 files in a loop setting, so they keep on playing continuously.
3. Ensure your smartphone screen brightness is at least 50% for best effect.
4. MXplayer has its own screen brightness setting which overrides the brightness of native smart phone setting, so ensure the MXPlayer brightness from its screen settings is always full that is on number 15.