One of the cool things about this job is finding neat little apps which you’re not expecting. Holographium is one of those apps and this program lets you use your Apple iPhone or iPad to create photos with 3D light writing.
You simply download the Holographium app to your Apple iPhone or iPad and then put in the text you want to “magically” appear in your photo. Set your camera for a long exposure and drag your iOS device in throughout the frame and you can wind up with 3D light writing like in the photo above.
How does it work? Well, the company said:
After you’ve configured your custom 3D text, Holographium performs a massive calculation. The 2-dimensional Text is converted into a bunch of interconnected vertecies in 3-dimensional space, optimized, and then sliced into hundreds of frames.
When your digital camera is ready, these frames will be projected over time on the holographic extrusion matrix, appearing quickly on your screen as bright lines and squares. While this doesn’t seem to make sense for your eye, your digital camera will produce amazingly cool long exposures when you drag them out in front of it. The built-in timer and countdown helps you to synchronize the start of your long exposure with the start of the holographic light extrusion.
The Holographium app will be free for the Apple iPhone and iPad until the middle of this month and then it will cost $10. Go get it now.