In recent weeks, people in Google Search have turned to virtual animals to experience the indoor natural world. Google is adding a 3D skeleton and other models today, thus revamping Android’s AR viewer.
The company believes that seeing it is the “easiest way to wrap your head around new information is to see it,” and has been adding AR models to Google Search over the past year. The latest let you explore all human anatomy and physiology and biology visually.
Google partnered with Biodigital on the anatomical front to put in 11 AR experiences. Through searching for “skeletal system” you would be able to see a human skeleton with major bones labelled with floating details. The circulatory system model allows for a close look at a heart.
Another partnership with Visual Body surfaces model cells of animals, plants, and bacteria. Some microscopic experiences benefit from zoom in and spinning.
Google is also tweaking the AR/3D viewer in which Android users interact as part of those new additions. It is possible to move the bottom sheet to show a carousel of “related models” or “more animals,” which is more convenient than going back to Check and having to learn every available creature.
Google is now making Android officially capable of capturing a video with AR objects. A single tap helps you to take a image, while holding down the shutter will begin recording. Captures contain audio and can be up to 30 seconds long, with the last clip shown as a shortcut in the bottom-right corner that unlocks the gallery app. That’s a better solution than capturing the whole screen.
Last month we first discovered this capability and it has now been widely rolled out, along with the 3D skeleton and the other recent Google Search models.