This document is intended as an introduction to Zebra hologram technology for the new user. The audience is assumed to be someone who knows nothing about Zebra products.
A Description of Our Product
A ZScape® Holographic print is an entirely new medium- it appears as if the model/object is really there, just made of light!
A ZScape® holographic print consists of a thin sheet of plastic film, which when placed on a horizontal surface and illuminated with an appropriate light source reveals a 3D, full-parallax, color or monochromatic (green) image that appears to float above the surface.
The product needs to be illuminated from above to be seen, and should be ordered with a Zebra tested light source. Both hand held lighting, as well as portable display stands and other accesories are available for purchase.
The physical characteristics are as follows:
Size: Ranges from 290x290mm (11.4"x11.4") to 600x850mm (23.6"x33.5")
Resolution: 1mm for each hogel (pixel) for monochrome, 0.71mm for each hogel (color).
Visible viewing angle: 0 to 45 degrees from central axis (looking directly at the center of the hologram from above) in all directions.
How to View ZScape® Holograms
To properly view our ZScape® hologram:
- Lay the hologram on a horizontal, flat surface. Table surface should ideally be lower than 18" above the floor for optimumv viewing angle.
- Hold the light approximately 3 feet from the surface at a 90 degree (perpendicular) angle so that the center of the beam points directly at the center of the sheet.
How to think of a ZScape® hologram.
It's best to think of our ZScape® holograms as somewhere between an 3D physical model and a 2D rendering.
They look like a real object sitting in front of you, but unlike 3D printers they can display texture maps and different values.
How they are Produced
ZScape® digital holograms require 3D data that you provide.
The data displayed by the hologram can be created using most 3D commercial graphics applications (polygons) or point cloud sources. Point clouds look great in holograms! We also have a special plug-in path for ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 users that writes directly from that application.
Your data will look best when it stays within 4" on either side of the surface. Beyond this, blur may be unacceptable.
For additional information about the characteristics of our holograms, see the "Do's and Don'ts" (LINK) document.
Ambient Light considerations
Holograms look best when displayed in ambient light conditions that aren't overly bright, and that don't contain numerous strong, point light sources.
If you have additional questions about our product, they may be answered by checking out our FAQ!