Have you heard about Google 3D animals? It’s augmented reality (AR) that you can experience anywhere – even the comfort of your own home. You don’t need special 3D or AR goggles either. All you need is your smartphone.
Imagine choosing your pet using Google 3D animals… You won’t have to imagine if a Labrador retriever fits in your house, you can see a virtual Labrador in your house instead. And by see, we don’t mean a picture on a wall. The latest AR technology lets you see and hear a complete three-dimensional animal in your space.
In this article, we’ll explain how to use Google 3D animals. Scroll down to see some video examples of what the tech looks like, then have a go yourself.
What 3D animals can you see on Google?
Google has introduced a large range of animals that you can project from your phone into your own space. Kids love it and so do adults. It’s a great way to see pets at home – actually in your home – before you choose them.
And that’s not all. You can also view underwater and wetland animals, heritage sites, human anatomical systems and more. Just imagine the future of classroom learning.
Can you imagine seeing an anatomical system in full 3D view. Who wouldn’t remember that lesson!? History teachers can even project a real-life size version of Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 command module into the room.
So what if we can’t visit the zoo because it’s lockdown. With Google 3D Animals we can bring the zoo home to us!
Here’s a list of of just a few 3D animals can you see on Google:
- Giant panda
- Brown bear
- Timber wolf
- Shetland pony
- Arabian horse
According to us, what’s best of all is that you can use Google 3D animals to help choose a pet. You can see it and start to experience what it might be like to have in your home. Here’s how…
How to see 3D animals in Google
To view 3D animals in Google, you need an iPhone with iOS 11 or an Android 7 or newer. Provided your phone is on Google’s list of ARCore supported devices, you should be able to use the AR Core technology.
Open the Google browser and search for the animal you want to see; let’s say, for example, it’s a Labrador. Then your search results will have an option to ‘meet a life-size Labrador up close’. Next to this, there’s an icon that looks like a 3D box with the words ‘view in 3D’. Click on the icon then select the option to ‘view the animal in your space’.
If you have little kids remember that Google 3D animals are life size. Choosing a shark or tiger to begin with could be a little scary. You can always start with something cute, fluffy and small, like a pug. Read why Pugs make great pets for first time pet owners too! 😊
Watch this video to see how it’s done:
Pet insurance for real life pets
We hope this is a fun way to bring pets into your home before you make the big decision on which pet to bring home. And we know you don’t need us to tell you that unlike 3D pets, your real cat or dog needs regular and ad hoc vet visits, vaccinations and more. To safeguard yourself against hefty medical bills, get a pet insurance plan.
You can even get eight weeks of free puppy insurance or kitten insurance if your furkid is between six and 30 weeks old. It comes with no lock-in contract and $1,000 worth of cover…