Google this monday announced, about bringing its Spotlight Stories 360 degree animated videos which are meant to introduce a new style of story telling to YouTube, the first story which will be coming up will be a holiday film called Special delivery from Gromit and Wallace creators Aardman Animations.
This movie will be there for the users to view on YouTube app on all the devices, allowing the users to experience the interactive movie by moving the phone around to watch various scenes.
This technology of making mini movies was first introduced by Motorola Mobility’s (ATAP)Advanced Technology and products division, but Google continued to fund its development, originally planned for Motorola devices like the Moto X, this technology was not compatible with all Android devices as Spotlight stories still work only on selected Android devices.
Google this year is introducing experiences on YouTube, traditional video, including VR features to YouTube’s Android application and 360 degree video. Spotlight stories are bit different because they actually take advantage of phone sensor’s to create the interactive experience.
The format lets creators make the most of sensors just like the rotating mechanism associated measuring device so as to make an immersive viewing expertise that involves 3D and second animations and 360-degree video.
A group of those Spotlight Stories had antecedently been on the market on humanoid devices through a fanatical app like from 2013, and arrived on iPhone earlier this year.
As Google explains nowadays, you’ll follow the action in Special Delivery from any angle you decide on and, as you progress your phone around, you’ll unlock alternative mini-stories inside the picture show.
To relish the complete expertise, you’ll wish to seem for all ten subplots.
Plus, there are ways to look at the ending and over sixty moments wherever you’ll favor to follow the story in numerous ways.
In alternative words, each viewing of the picture show may be distinctive.
Because Spotlight Stories solely work with the YouTube app on bound humanoid phones, Google has conjointly created a YouTube 360 version for those with alternative humanoid devices will still read the picture show, in addition as those on iOS devices and therefore the internet. And there is a Google Cardboard viewing choice for users, too.
More Spotlight Stories can roll out next year to the YouTube app on humanoid and therefore the YouTube iOS app, Google notes.