Facebook has revealed support for one of the already provided standards as concerns 3-d content publishing on the web, which is the open source glTf 2.0 file format.
It is now embracing a new mode of content for the public to upload alongside their photos, text and videos or scenes that have been saved by the industry standard which can be dragged to a browser window to add to the account. It is also adding the feature to the platform-tools do that the developers can build on ways to export creations to Facebook from a number of applications.
Nature and Potential
The question is what these 3D posts are in the first place. Facebook originally displayed them at the Oculus Connect 4 event during October of the previous year. The idea would be users can grab and interact with a 3d object and model in order to view it from whichever angle.
When it comes to 3D posts, there are different levels of interaction like even closing a door to a 3D model of the vehicle or move the limbs of a character around. At the time, examples of the posts tend to entail more of cartoons in the manner they look and feel but the future 3D posts have a potential to go closer to photo-real models.
Though the firm does admit the concept is still in the early days for 3D posts which are motivated not only by more 3D content present but also the potentials for augmented reality and virtual reality. The Users are slowly becoming accustomed to being able to view these objects of VR from any angle and the 3D posts have been designed in such a manner as to mimic this experience.
Facebook Gears the Market for VR
Facebook has had the alternative to post the 3D objects for a while and now one is going to have better reasons in order to utilize it. Some new developer hooks as concerns Graph allow for any application to share this 3D content including items that have been created on mobile devices. Xperia XZI owners, for example, are able to capture them within 3D Creator and send them directly to their Facebook feeds for example. One may also be able to share objects directly from Google Poly or Oculus Medium.
Facebook has not been discrete concerning the endorsement of these improvements. There is a vested interest in pushing as much material which is VR and AR friendly as possible. That would mean encouraging people to share it in 3D on a regular basis. The more it is available on the news feed as such, the more one is attracted to pick up a friendly device like an Oculus Rift to get an experience which is more immersive.
The Facebook Social VR product manager, Lucy Bradshaw explained to Cartoon Brew, the more the company introduced AR and VR to new markets, the more they understood how it could be of importance to their daily lives. 3D posts are just one of the ways to introduce these themes and have the audience have this experience.