Google To Shut Down 3D Platform Poly Next Year

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Google announced in a Wednesday email that it plans to shut down its 3D-object creation and library platform, Poly, next year, making it the latest of the company’s AR/VR projects to fall into obsolescence.

Initially conceptualized as a 3D creation tool and library optimized for virtual reality, Poly allowed users to create and view low polygon 3D assets, which could then be uploaded for use in scenes and apps.

According to the email, users will still be able to upload assets to the site until April 30, 2021, with any assets remaining available for download until June 30, when poly.google.com and associated APIs will no longer be accessible.

We appreciate you trusting us to host your assets and provide a space where they can shine,” the email reads in part.The amazing work that our users have

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Google Will Close 3D Platform Poly in June

Google  (GOOGL) – Get Report said on Wednesday that it would shut down its Poly 3D platform in June and users will be unable to upload models starting in April, according to media reports.

The Mountain View, Calif., search, advertising and cloud-computing giant didn’t say why it was discontinuing the platform.

Google did say that the decision was part of a plan to shift resources and heavily invest in helpful augmented-reality experiences like Google Lens, AR walking navigation in its Maps app, and AR in Google Search.

Poly enabled users to upload, browse, and distribute 3D content created using tools such as Tilt Brush and Blocks, according to Forbes.

The Google Poly team said in a statement that users can download their entire library of 3D models and works before June 30 at takeout.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/poly.

After that date, poly.google.com and associated APIs will no longer be accessible.

Poly was

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Singapore School of Science and Technology and Ngee Ann Poly to launch Integrated Diploma Programme, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The Singapore School of Science and Technology (SST) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) will be launching a pilot Integrated Diploma Programme (IDP).

It is for students who are strong academically and display an aptitude in applied Science, technology, engineering, as well as mathematics (Stem). They must also want to pursue a polytechnic education.

Under the programme, students from SST will progress directly to a Stem course in NP without having to sit the O levels.

The IDP was announced by Education Minister Lawrence Wong on Tuesday (Nov 17) at SST’s 10th anniversary celebrations, which was held virtually.

SST is a specialised independent school that offers a four-year secondary O-level programme, with a focus on applied learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, aesthetics and mathematics.

The applied learning approach is to connect theoretical concepts to real life applications.

There are three other specialised independent schools in Singapore

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