Google Poly Unreal SDK by Google is a (C++) plugin for the Unity engine that allows you to import 3D assets from Google Poly at edit time and at runtime.
The Google Poly API is an API that provides read access to assets in the Poly library. Poly is an online library where people can browse, share, and remix 3D assets. An asset is a 3D model or scene created using Tilt Brush, Blocks, or any 3D program that produces a file that can be uploaded to Poly. Many assets are licensed under the CC BY license, which means developers can use them in their apps, free of charge, as long as the creator is given credit. There are thousands of assets available for use at poly.google.com.
Unreal (Engine ) is a suite of integrated tools for game developers to design and build games, simulations, and visualizations.
Google has rolled out Google Play Services SDK 11.6.0, which introduces major changes to how the APIs are structured. The company is deprecating one API while decoupling another. The idea is to reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to use the APIs -- something everyone can be happy about.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Video, Education, Graphics, and Games. One highlight today is an API from Instructure that can be used to make learning management system and other education applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Often we like to highlight mashups that offer useful features such as searching for a new house, planning a vacation or saving on energy costs. Sometimes though, it's nice to use a mashup for no other reason than it is fun. Today we'll look at several gaming mashups that allow users to take a quiz, conduct a treasure hunt and even modify Minecraft.