We are going to explain to you how to use Google’s 3D animals function to be able to see real-scale animals inside your house. This is a function with which the search engine will make use of augmented reality, and after calculating the size and proportions of a room it will try to put the animal inside so that you get an idea of how big it is.
You must bear in mind that this function is only for the mobile version of the search engine, and that you will need to have a mobile compatible with ARCore, which is Google’s augmented reality engine. If your mobile is compatible with this technology, you will be able to see the option to see the animals you search on Google in 3D, whether you have an Android device or if you use an iPhone with iOS.
Among the animals that you can search to see their 3D models are the tiger, leopard, shark, hedgehog, duck, emperor penguin, wolf, goat, rottweiler, snakes, eagle, bear, horse, pony, turtle, cat, octopus or panda bear . For some animals like lion, you will have to add the word animal, typing “lion animal” to show you the animation.
How to see 3D animals in your house with Google
The first thing you have to do is open a browser on your mobile and enter the Google search engine. Once inside, write the name of the animal you want to see in 3D. Here, keep in mind that only some specific animals are available, among which are the ones we mentioned in the previous paragraph. If the name of the animal coincides with something else important, such as a city, you will have to accompany it with the word “animal”.
When you write the animal, a module will appear in which information and photographs about it are collected. If your mobile is compatible and the animal has an augmented reality model, in this module you will see the 3D design of that animal. In this module you will have to click on the View in 3D button that will appear next to the three-dimensional model.
- Analyze Room
Once the model has been chosen, you will go to the camera of your mobile and you will begin to see your room on the screen. Here, what you have to do is move your mobile across the entire surface of your room , left to right and also see the ceiling. In this way, the Google algorithm will analyze the size of your room taking into account the distance between the walls or objects.
- Animal Placed
When it analyzes the room, Google will place the 3D model of the animal you have chosen in it. Depending on the size of the animal or the room, you may choose peculiar places to upload it. Especially if the animal is too big.
- Come closer
Keep in mind that this is not just about putting an animal in your room photo. It is augmented reality, which means that you can approach and look at the animal from different angles. It will be as if it is really in the room, since when you move the animal will stay in the same place.
If the animal has stayed in a strange place or you don’t like where Google has placed it, you will be able to change the size of the animal or move it around the room with some gestures on the screen. If you make the gesture of pinching the screen, you can control the size and proportion of the animal. And with finger gestures you can also move the animal or rotate it so that it is in a certain way.
Furthermore, if you click on the animal, an interface with some additional controls will appear. In this interface you can switch between the augmented reality mode or just the 3D model. For example, you will have the options to share the model or take a photo and then send it to whoever you want.