Announced a company Google announced today, Thursday, that it intends to terminate its Poly 3D (Poly) creation platform within the next year.
Google sent to the platform users Poly An email informing them that it intends to permanently close the platform within the next year.
The US technology giant said in the message: It will close the Poly platform as of June 30, 2021, and as of April 30, users will not be able to download any of the 3D models on the site.
Poly was launched as a tool to create 3D objects optimized for virtual reality technology. It allows users to easily create objects with a low number of surfaces using virtual reality tools.
The platform is designed to function as an easy way to create and display three-dimensional objects, and then use these objects in virtual reality games, compared to virtual reality tools that focus on sculpture and art, such as: Google’s Tilt Brush tool, and Medium that was affiliated with Facebook, but is now affiliated with For Adobe Corporation.
It is noteworthy that Poly is not the first product in the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality to be terminated by Google, as it has previously completed the virtual reality platform for mobile devices Daydream.
The initial rise in the virtual reality and augmented reality industry has prompted many emerging companies that focus on 3D objects to place large bets on establishing libraries that provide industry workers with the 3D objects they need.
It is reported that users who have uploaded 3D objects to the Poly platform can download their data and models before the final closure of the platform.
Last November, Google ended its support for the virtual reality application for Expeditions, so that the application, which was offering educational tours in virtual reality, will be removed from the iOS and Android app stores on June 30, 2021.