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Tokyo Olympics 2021: How to View Athletes in 3D in Your Space

Google has expanded the list of 3D objects which you can see in AR using Google search as announced at this year’s I/O event. The search giant has now added a few athletes from the Olympic games that are currently ongoing in Tokyo. So now you can see one of your favorite athletes closer using Google’s AR service, just like you can view animals in 3D through a simple Google search. Read on to know how to view athletes in 3D in your space.

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How to View Athletes in 3D in Your Space

Like the 3D animals that you might have already viewed, Olympic athletes are also 3D models that appear when you search on Google using specific search keywords. Mostly the keywords are the name of the athlete or Olympics.

List of Olympic Athletes Available

The list of athletes that appear in 3D while doing a Google search includes nine athletes, among them four are from the United States and others are from Britain, Japan, India, Brazil, and Germany. From India, badminton sensation PV Sindhu is on the list.

The list is as follows:

  • Alexander Massialas (USA – Fencing)
  • Simone Biles (USA – Gymnastics)
  • Megan Rapinoe (USA – Football/Soccer)
  • Caeleb Dressel (USA – Swimming)
  • Dina Asher-Smith (Britain – Track)
  • Leticia Bufoni (Brazil – Skateboarding)
  • Niklas Kaul (Germany – Decathlon)
  • P.V. Sindhu (India – Badminton)
  • Naomi Osaka (Japan – Tennis)

Steps to View Athletes in 3D

1. Open the Google Search app on your phone or simply search on Google through a browser.

2. Enter “Olympics” or that athlete’s name as a search keyword.

3. Now on the results page, scroll until you see the “Athlete in 3D” or “(Athlete Name) in 3D” section.

4. Tap on “View in 3D” and Google will show a 3D model of that athlete.

5. You can now tap “View in Your Space” and then move your phone as directed on the screen pointing at an empty area.

That’s it. You will see PV Sindhu will be doing a jump smash right on your rooftop. You can also change the size of that object by tapping on “View actual size” and then move it by pinching or tapping on the screen.

Moreover, you can also change the moves of that player. If you have searched using the playing name directly, you will see all the moves in the search results themselves.

But if you want to change the move while viewing in 3D, you will have to tap on “run” icon next to the camera shutter button. Each move also has sound effects.

This is how you can view your favorite athlete in 3D right in front of you. Google might add more athletes or more objects in near future. Stay tuned for more updates from Google!

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Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.