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December 22, 2015

google launches its Interactive, 360-Degree “Spotlight 2D and 3D animation video app

Google  has just turned in a new feature a from its photos stable  with " Spotlight Stories – which is an immersive, 360-degree animated videos meant to introduce a new form of storytelling – to YouTube,.The technology for making these mini-movies was first developed by Motorola Mobility’s Advanced Technology And Products (ATAP) division, but Google continued to fund its development over the years following Motorola’s 2011 Google acquisition.

 The first story to arrive is a holiday film called “Special Delivery,” from Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animations. This  feature  will let consumers create movie format powered by sensors like the gyroscope and accelerometer which will  create an immersive viewing experience that involves 3D and 2D animations and 360-degree video angles



The Spotlight Stories only work with the YouTube app on certain Android phones, Google has also created a YouTube 360 version so those with other Android devices can still view the movie, as well as those on iOS devices and the web. And there’s a Google Cardboard viewing option, too.