Scaling our Unity model in HoloLens

This was a fun piece of functionality and super easy to add. I’d seen a few HoloLens demos where you can scale the model up and down using “bigger” and “smaller” voice commands. There’s even some code in the HoloLens Toolkit that does it. But until I’d actually added it to our robot application, I hadn’t really understood how interesting it was.

You can scale a model down and have it sit on your desktop…

Our baby robot

…or you can scale it up to 10x its realworld size and inspect it in unbelievable close-up mode. From the inside! (Although in fairness the model was never intended to be viewed like this, so some of the parts don’t appear properly. Something to think about when modeling for extreme scaling. 🙂

Our robot from the inside

The code to add this is trivial. You need to have a few lines in your SpeechManager.cs to capture and marshal the commands themselves, and otherwise you’ll need a simple Scale.cs such as the one below attached to your robot’s root.

using UnityEngine;



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