Poly

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Poly
Type of site
3D object library
Owner Google
Website poly.google.com
Commercial No
Registration Optional (Google Account)
Launched November 1, 2017; 57 days ago (2017-11-01)
Current status Active

Poly is a website created by Google for users to browse, distribute, and download 3D objects. Its features a free library containing thousands of 3D objects for use in virtual reality and augmented reality applications. It is intended to allow creators to easily share and access 3D objects.

Features[edit]

Users can search the Poly model library by specific keywords and upload and downloaded models in the OBJ file format.[1] Most models can be "remixed" using Tilt Brush and Google Blocks application integration; the remixed object is automatically published on Poly with credit and links to the original creator.[2] Objects can be viewed using Cardboard or Daydream View.[3] Users can also create simple animated GIFs of the objects for download.

API[edit]

On November 30, 2017, Google released the Poly API.[4] It allows developers to easily integrate 3D objects into their projects, and provides users access to the object library while the app itself is running.[5] The API can be used for web, Android, and iOS apps, while the Poly Toolkit is required for Unity and Unreal developers.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zvinakis, Andrea (November 1, 2017). "Poly: Browse, discover and download 3D objects and scenes". Google. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Robertson, Adi (November 1, 2017). "Google's new platform helps you build VR and AR apps". The Verge. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ Moscaritolo, Angela (November 1, 2017). "Create in AR, VR With Google Poly Object Library". PCMag. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ Matney, Lucas (November 30, 2017). "Google expands its 3D objects pipeline for AR/VR with the Poly API". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Poly | Google Developers". Google Developers. November 29, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Poly - Google Developer | Poly | Google Developers". Google Developers. Retrieved December 5, 2017.