Galaxy Explorer is an open-source Windows Mixed Reality application that was originally developed in March 2016 as part of the HoloLens 'Share Your Idea' campaign where the community submitted and voted on ideas. Since then Galaxy Explorer has been constantly updated with new features, also adding new platforms in the process.
You can read about the development of Galaxy Explorer on Microsoft Docs.
The following platforms are supported by this project:
- HoloLens 2
- HoloLens (1st gen)
- Windows Mixed Reality Headsets (VR)
- Windows 10 Desktop
The different versions that the current project is developed on:
- Unity version 2018.3.8f1+
- MixedRealityToolkit-Unity, version 2.0.0.rc1
- Visual Studio 2017, 15.9+
- Windows SDK 18362+
Download all of the developer tools from the Microsoft Developer Website.
Application building blocks
|Building & running the application||Application flow||Audio system|
|How to run the application in the Unity editor as well as how to build the application for the different target platforms.||Information how the application is structured, when scenes are triggered and so on.||Information on the audio system, how to include and trigger sound effects as well as music.|
|Galaxy||Solar system||Galactic center|
|Explains how the galaxy is created and rendered.||How the solar system is created and how the elements work.||Explains the center of the galaxy scene and its elements.|
|Force grab interaction||Points of Interest||Menu system|
|Details on the "force grab" interaction, how it works and how it applies to elements.||How the points of interest work - the labels as well as the "content cards".||More information about the menu system, its elements and functionality.|