Poly by Google: Makes it easier to build VR and AR apps

Virtual reality and Agumented Reality may be a new term for most of us. VR and AR shows our parameter in advancement ofvtechnology. Virtual Reality is the most familiar term for most of us and we can see impact of Virtual reality on our life.

Virtual reality also entered in the market of Social networking with www.secondlife.org we discuss in depth about VR and AR in the post but main motto of writing this post is to .if you are a VR and AR App developer then you can free 3D objects for augmented and virtual reality apps.

Facts about Poly by Google

Poly is a platform developed by Google for discovering, creating, and sharing 3D assets. It provides a valuable resource for the 3D community, allowing users to access and share 3D assets and collaborate on creative projects. Here are ten facts about Poly:

  1. Poly was launched in 2017 as a platform for discovering 3D objects and scenes for use in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications.
  2. Poly provides a library of thousands of 3D models, including objects, animals, vehicles, people, and environments, that users can download and use for free.
  3. Poly supports various 3D formats, including OBJ, FBX, and glTF, and allows users to preview and download 3D models in different file formats.
  4. Poly has a web-based interface that allows users to search and browse 3D models by category, popularity, or keyword.
  5. Users can also create and upload their own 3D models to Poly, making it a collaborative platform for 3D artists, game developers, and designers.
  6. Poly allows users to remix and modify existing 3D models, creating new variations or customizations of the original model.
  7. Poly’s 3D models are optimized for use in VR and AR applications, making them lightweight and suitable for real-time rendering.
  8. Poly also provides integration with popular software tools such as Tilt Brush, Blocks, and Unity, making it easy for developers to import 3D models into their projects.
  9. Poly has a licensing system that allows users to use and distribute 3D models according to the terms of the license. Some models are available under Creative Commons licenses, while others have more restrictive licenses.
  10. Poly has been used by developers and artists to create 3D models for a wide range of applications, including games, virtual tours, product visualization, and education.

What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality (VR) is a computer technology that uses virtual reality headsets or multi-projected environments, sometimes in combination with physical environments or props, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment.

A person using virtual reality equipment is able to “look around” the artificial world, and with high quality VR move around in it and interact with virtual features or items. The effect is commonly created by VR headsets consisting of a head-mounted display with a small screen in front of the eyes, but can also be created through specially designed rooms with multiple large screens.

What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are “augmented” by computer-generated or extracted real-world sensory input such as sound, video, graphics, haptics or GPS data.

It is related to a more general concept called computer-mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. Augmented reality enhances one’s current perception of reality, whereas in contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.

Augmented reality is used in order to enhance the experienced environments or situations and to offer enriched experiences. Originally, the immersive augmented reality experiences were used in entertainment and game businesses, but now other business industries are also getting interested about AR’s possibilities for example in knowledge sharing, educating, managing the information flood and organizing distant meetings.

Augmented reality has a lot of potential in gathering and sharing tacit knowledge.  Augmentation techniques are typically performed in real time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as overlaying supplemental information like scores over a live video feed of a sporting event.

Poly by Google: makes it easier to build VR and AR apps

Poly by Google is a 3D library of free 3D object for Augmented reality and virtual reality. 3D object of Poly are platform independent and work with both ARCore or Apple’s ARKit.

Poly by Google provide 3D object in vast range of category and are free to use but some time author may ask for credit, most of the author provide 3D object under a CC-BY license.

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Final Thoughts

Poly by Google is a Good place to find free 3D objects for augmented and virtual reality apps. Most of the models are free Depends on the license – many are free to reuse as long as you credit the author. With publishing, you can export the Aframe model to an .obj or .mtl object, and upload it on Poly.

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