Turn your home into a ‘Jurassic World’.
Google’s push for AR has been evident in most of its products and services, and now they’re introducing a new way for users to see their favorite dinosaurs come to life. As part of a partnership with Universal Brand Development, Amblin Entertainment, and Ludia, Google will be bringing 10 dinosaurs from Jurassic World to Google Search that you can view using AR.
From seeing a T-Rex stomp around your yard or see the giant Brachiosaurus, you can enjoy seeing these dinosaurs come to life by simply using your smartphone. To do this, just open up your browser and search for a dinosaur. Once you see the results, you can check for the ‘View in 3D’ icon. Pressing that will enable you to see that dinosaur in AR. If you are using an Android device, you can turn up the volume to hear the footsteps.
Supported dinosaur search terms include Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Pteranodon, and Parasaurolophus.
The AR dinosaurs were derived from Ludia’s ‘Jurassic World Alive’ game and tout that these are some of the most realistic models made. You can watch how they made the 3D models for the dinosaurs below:
“To create the 3D dinosaurs, our concept artists first did preliminary research to discover information about each creature,” says Camilo Sanin, Ludia’s Lead on Character Creations. “Not only did we draw research from various forms of literature, our artists also worked with paleontologists and the ‘Jurassic World’ team to make the assets as accurate and realistic as possible. Even the smallest of details, such as irregularities of skin color and patterns, are important.”
The Jurassic World AR dinosaurs can be viewed on Android and ARCore-enabled devices running Android 7 and above and on iOS devices running iOS 11 and above.