Microsoft’s education media event today has been killing it ways announcers have shown the new system will help to innovate in the classrooms and implement new technologies into learning. One such feature that is planned to release on Windows 10 for the Fall calendar school year is the View Mixed Reality. Microsoft feels that the ability to show live scale 3D models in comparison to reality will build on educational experiences.
View Mixed Reality lets the user view 3D content and models through the device’s screen. Teased as being ‘available in a wide range of experience’, Microsoft says that this feature will be available for any classroom Windows 10 PC with an RGB camera including just using a plugged in webcam.
This is similar to the ‘Magic Window’ feature we’ve seen in the past. Originally, it was suspected we’d see this feature rolled out with the Windows 10 Creators Update (seen in the video above) but it looks like it was just a little delayed. It’s not yet known if this feature will be limited to the classroom through Windows 10 S yet or if we’ll see it publicly available for use.
Further reading: Creators Update, View Mixed Reality, Windows 10