Google Adds a Dash of Augmented Reality to Motion Stills App
Google today updated its Motion Stills application for Android devices with augmented reality stickers. The feature lets Motion Stills users place virtual 3D objects in their viewfinders when filming videos and/or GIFs. People need only touch a spot in the viewfinder and Motion Stills will stick a 3D object in that spot, adding it to the scene. Google says it uses the device's internal accelerometer and gyroscope, along with the tracked ground plane, to align objects and allow them to move. Google is able to do this regardless of the device's orientation without calibration and keep things parallel to the ground. Recorded GIFs and videos with stickers can be shared via most social networks. Motion Stills for Android is free to download from the Google Play Store.
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