At I / O 2019, Google announced a number of new features, including AR-enabled search results with 3D models, which are now available for Android in the Google search app. You can search for an animal, take a look at its 3D model, and even take it into the physical world with an AR-enabled smartphone.
As of now, AR search results are available only for a limited number of animals such as tiger, lion, wolf, horse, and more, however Google has plans to expand it to other search results. Once enabled, users will be able to interact with 3D models of not only animals but also tooth models, the human skeleton, and more for a better understanding of the object, including its structure and size.
How to view AR-enabled 3D models in search results
On I / O, Google reported that it is working with companies like New Balance, NASA, Samsung, Visible Body, Volvo, Target, and Wayfair to get them to bring their own Ar-enabled 3D content to Search. From now on, you can have fun bringing animals into the real world. Here is how:
* Navigate to Google and search for the animal you want to see
* If you have an iPhone, you will have to look in the Safari application
* If the animal you have searched for, for example a Tiger, is available for the AR experience, it will show a small box in the search result with the option to “Meet a life-size Tiger up close”
* Tap in the view on the 3D button
* You will have an animated 3D model of the animal (Tiger in this case) on the screen of your phone
* Click on “See in your space”
* You will be asked to scan the ground around you.
* Once you do that, a Tiger will appear in your physical space.
The animated 3D model also makes noises and you can scale the animal up / down or you can drag the animal onto your phone screen. Having a 3D model of the animal in the real world gives a clear idea of its size.
It’s AR of the tiger!
If you have an AR-enabled phone, you can now bring select animals directly to your space for a safari (or snuggle safely) with Search. pic.twitter.com/kWpudETgeq
– Google Google) May 31, 2019
Once the function is expanded, it could be beneficial for students with their studies as they will be able to understand some topics easily. At I / O, Google highlighted the practical use of the feature with online shopping, as people could see the product as if it were in their hands.
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Google tweeted about launching AR-enabled search for 3D animal models on Twitter. The company is also testing the AR navigation feature for Google Maps, where people can see the navigation arrows in the real world.