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How Star Wars inspired the world’s most advanced 3D volumetric display

So how did the Voxon VX1 come about?

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.

Well, Star Wars of course… Yes, the famous Star Wars Princess Leia Hologram scene, along with the Dejarik Battle Chess hologram that captured our imaginations 40 years ago, has only really become a reality in recent years.

It was a few years ago now that Voxon co-founders Will Tamblyn and Gavin Smith couldn’t believe that the technology still didn’t exist, so took it upon themselves to make the famous Star Wars holograms become reality. It was their duty.

On May 4th (Star Wars day) this year they put together this little video. Comedic genius or acting masterclass it may not be, but the tech is genius… It highlights how far they have come in creating 3D volumetric display technology. Unlike other illusion based holograms, Princess Leia comes to life on the Voxon Photonics VX1 Volumetric Display – it’s real-time, 3D holographic display, with no CGI, no special effects, no glasses.

You can see some more pics of the Voxon VX1 here in a recent blog from when they wowed people at the Sydney CeBIT conference.

With the introduction of Voxon Photonics’ ground-breaking technology, we can now celebrate the movie that inspired our technology, by bringing one of the most iconic Star Wars scenes to full 3D glory!

Edit: July 21st 2017

We asked Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) what he thought of the tech – he gave us the thumbs up 🙂

Mark Hamill

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