Having announced on Google I / O 2019 that the increased reality content would come to search, Google revealed how it would happen with the latest round of updates to ARCore.
Scen Viewer, the company's web-based AR format, enables developers to integrate gitf-3D models into websites and search results for users to see in magnified reality.
With Scene Viewer, Google AR matches Quick Look, the web-based AR platform that Apple introduced last year with ARKit 2.0. Google's web-based AR protocol was originally debuted last year via ARCore and the experimental Chrome Canary browser.
Also coming to ARCore this summer is a new environmental value state called Environmental HDR that utilizes the company's expertise in artificial intelligence to match 3D content to its environment. Environmental HDR equips developers with three lighting APIs to specify the direction of virtual light and create virtual highlights and reflections.
"Environmental HDR uses single-frame machine learning to understand high 360-degree dynamic range illumination" , Anuj Gosalia, head of engineering at Google, says in a blog post.
"It captures available light data and expands the light to a scene with precise shadows, highlights, reflections and more. When the Environmental HDR is enabled, digital objects light up just like physical objects, so the two blend seamlessly, even when light sources touch itself. " Coming more immediately is Android 1.9, which improves some existing features that allow developers to create more realistic experiences. This update will appear in the Play Store via an update this week, but can now be downloaded through the Google Developers website.