Chacmool – Google’s new AR tech demo


Google confirmed this week that it is continuing to develop its augmented reality projects, launching the new AR tech demo name Chacmool.

According to Google engineers, it is a “educational web experience” built to show users how easy it is to use web based augmented reality experiences.

In practice, it is an augmented reality version of one of the ancient chacmool stats from Central America, which users can view from all angles by simply shifting their Android phone. Of course, besides the option to watch the statue itself, Chacmool also offers detailed information about the same, downloaded from the Google Arts & Culture site.

The Chacmool demo is currently available exclusively in the Chrome Canary web browser – and the owners of Android devices with the Oreo version of this operating system, which are also compatible with Google’s ARCore platform.


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