Jun 30, 2020
Turn your garden into Jurassic World: Google launches 10 new augmented reality dinosaur filters for Android and iOS users — including Tyrannosaurs rex, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor
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Google has launched 10 new augmented reality dinosaur filters for Android and iOS users to enjoy — including Tyrannosaurs rex, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor.
The feature allows you to turn your garden or living room into your very own 'Jurassic World' — and even play out your favourite scenes from the long-running franchise.
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Google has launched 10 new augmented reality dinosaur filters for Android and iOS users to enjoy — including Tyrannosaurs rex (pictured), Stegosaurus and Velociraptor
'Watch the massive T. rex stomp in your living room — or gaze up at a majestic Brachiosaurus as it towers above a neighbourhood tree,' wrote Google AR Experiences' group product manager Archana Kannan.
'Search for a dinosaur on Google using a mobile device and tap “View in 3D” to rotate or zoom in and see it up close.'
'You can then bring the dinosaur into your space with AR and adjust its size to understand how big it is in relation to the things around you.'
In addition, Android users can turn up their device's volume to hear each dinosaur's roar and thudding footsteps, Ms Kannan added.RELATED ARTICLES
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'To create the 3D dinosaurs, our concept artists first did preliminary research to discover information about each creature,' said Ludia lead artist Camilo Sanin.
'Not only did we draw research from various forms of literature, our artists also worked with palaeontologists and the "Jurassic World" team to make the assets as accurate and realistic as possible. '
'Even the smallest of details, such as irregularities of skin colour and patterns, are important.'
The feature allows you to turn your garden or living room into your very own 'Jurassic World' — and even play out your favourite scenes from the franchise. Pictured, Spinosaurus
The AR dinosaurs — accessible via Google search — are based on the designs featured in 'Jurassic World Alive', a game by Montreal-based developer Ludia. Pictured, Stegosaurus
The new augmented reality feature will include Jurassic World's Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Pteranodon and Parasaurolophus.
According to Google, the dinosaurs posed a new technical challenge when compared to the firm's existing AR animals, given their massive size.
'The new auto-scale feature on Android can now automatically calculate the distance between your phone and a surface in your space and resize the dinosaur so it fits on your phone screen,' they added.
'If you tap “View actual size,” AR tracking technology automatically re-positions the dinosaur in your space to make room for it.'
The project is a collaboration between Google, Universal Brand Development, film production company Amblin Entertainment and video game firm Ludia.HOW TO VIEW THE AUGMENTED REALITY DINOSAURS
For Android users:
Search for 'dinosaur' or one of the 10 dinosaurs on the Google app or any Android browser and tap 'View in 3D'.
You can see 3D content on devices with Android 7 Plus and you can see AR content on ARCore-enabled devices.
Easily explore all dinosaurs using the carousel format.
For iOS users:
Search for 'dinosaur' or one of the 10 dinosaurs on the Google app or on Google.com with Chrome or Safari.
3D and AR content is available on iOS 11 Plus devices.
You can also create AR videos — or recreate your favourite scenes from the 'Jurassic World' movies — with the recording option.
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National Park Service launches ‘investigation’ into death of picture-taking hiker who plunged from Grand Canyon cliff
AN investigation has been launched into the death of a woman who reportedly fell off a ledge at the Grand Canyon National Park while she was trying to take a photograph.
Maria Andrea Salgado Lopez, of Scottsdale, Arizona, took a fatal plunge off Mather Point in Grand Canyon National Park on Friday afternoon, according to the National Park Service.4 A view of Grand Canyon National Park is pictured from Mather Point on the south rimCredit: Getty Images - Getty
The accident happened west of Mather Point and park rangers recovered Salgado’s body later Friday, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center said.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.
At around 12.35pm, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center was notified of a visitor who fell.
Lopez's body was found by park rangers approximately 100 feet below the rim of west Mather Point.
@GrandCanyonNPS woman fell to her death today at Mather point. You can hear people screaming.... we realized someone must have fallen and we called 911. pic.twitter.com/gz5h2IDGtT— Mimiw (@miriam_weiner) July 4, 2020
The National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the incident.
"Grand Canyon National Park staff encourage all visitors to have a safe visit this holiday weekend by staying on designated trails and walkways, always keeping a safe distance from the edge of the rim, and staying behind railings and fences at overlooks," the NPS explained.
The NPS news release stated that Lopez had been "hiking off trail and taking photographs with family when she accidentally stepped off the edge."
Terror-stricken screams can be heard in a cell phone video, which appears to be taken near the scene and shared to Twitter.
The tweet read: "@GrandCanyonNPS woman fell to her death today at Mather point.
"You can hear people screaming.... We realized someone must have fallen and we called 911."
Someone in the background of the video is heard saying: "That's why you don't go down there. That's why there is no trail down there."4 Chilling screams can be heard in video footage taken near the sceneCredit: Twitter/Miriam Weiner 4 Lopez's body was found by park rangers approximately 100 feet below the rim of west Mather PointCredit: Twitter/Miriam Weiner 4 People appear to be looking on to where the woman fell to her deathCredit: Twitter/Miriam Weiner
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Miguel Salgado, Andrea's son, has set up a GoFundMe account for his mother, to pay for funeral costs.
"Family & Friends it is with a heavy heart that I have to say that on July 3rd, 2020 our beloved Mom, Sister, Friend, Aunt has passed away due to an unforeseen accident," he wrote.
"She is survived by her husband, 2 sons and daughter. This go fund me account has been created with the objective to assist this family with funeral costs. Anything you can contribute will be greatly appreciated."Screams heard near Grand Canyon scene where female hiker plunged to her death 'trying to take a pic'