Another amazing example of this augmented reality technology was shown during the Google I/O 2019 event by placing a 3D version of a Great White Shark . That was quite an entrance!
“Now, when you search for something like ‘muscle flexion,’ you can view a 3D model built by Visible Body, right from the search results,” the company’s Aparna Chennapragada said on-stage during the event.
One year later and Google has expanded its portfolio to anatomy, from the human digestive system to the skeletal system and circulatory system. Google is also letting curious minds explore in augmented reality cellular structures like eukaryotes or the Golgi apparatus and physics, biology, or chemistry terms (chemicals and bonds).
Plus, a recent update made it possible for drivers and propective buyers to see the inside and outside of cars in 3D.
How does it work?
It’s really simple, actually. You just have to Google Search the object, animal or thing you are interested in and then look for the card that says “View in 3D”.
But don’t forget, in order to use this feature, your smartphone needs to have Android 7 and up and support ARCore for interactivity. See if yours made the cut here.
As for Apple users, their iPhones need to run on iOS 11 and up and be a relatively recent release – from iPhone 6s to iPhone 12. In this case, users can access the 3D results via Safari, Chrome, or the Google app.
If you’ve seen so many posts with animals in folks’ living rooms and don’t know how to replicate the effect, you’ll have to look for Object View. Once you find it, look down to see “View in your space” – tap it and Google will require access to your camera, mic, and more.
If you decide to go with it, you’ll need to walk around your environment a bit. The camera will show Google what’s it working with and your chosen items will appear afterwards in your home.
The company believes it will prove especially useful for brands: “That way, you get a much better sense for things like what does the grip look like on the sole, or how they match with the rest of your clothes,” Chennapragada stated.