You may not be able to get out and visit a regular zoo, but with Google’s 3D animal feature you can bring the zoo to you!
How To Use the Feature
It’s super simple! All you have to do is Google the name of the animal you would like to see in 3D. Google put’s it’s AR right at the top of the search, so when you scroll down you should see your animal with the button “View in 3D”.
You even get some facts about each animal that you are viewing, so you can make a whole lesson plan out of it!
After you click the “View in 3D” button, you will be directed to a screen that has a 360-degree view of your animal that you are able to zoom in and out on. From here you can make the animal appear against a white background OR in the center of your room, but sliding the between “AR” and “Object”.
The best part about this feature is the animal is actually moving the whole time as if it’s real. You can see it blink, twist it’s head, open it’s mouth, roar, swim, etc.
What Animals Can I View in Google 3D?
You can view any of these animals using Google’s 3D feature:
- Angler Fish
- Ball Python
- Brown Bear
- Emperor Penguin
- Giant Panda
- Shetland Pony
There is no official list from Google; however this list has grown since first launching the program, and 9 to 5 Google predicts more will be added over time.
The animal kingdom is just a click away, so what are you waiting for?
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