THE FAST VERSION:
Google Poly > Download OBJ
- Keep track of model and creator for Creative Commons Attribution.
Simmetri > Import (Optimized) the ZIP folder that downloaded.
Full Video Covering Importing, Manipulating and Adding Physics (RigidBody)
- Basic import [0 - 2:15 min]
- Scaling [2:15 - 3:30]
- Physics [3:30 - 8:30]
- Disregard 8:30 onward ... Preview of advanced tutorial
THE LONG VERSION:
Select and Download OBJ of a Google Poly Model:
- Open Google Poly:
- In Simmerti press ctrl + shift + P to auto open browser to Poly page
- ...or click the following link: poly.google.com
- Find a model that you like > click thumbnail to view the model’s page
- Click on the Download button and download it as an OBJ File.
- You'll accept the Creative Commons Attribution policy
- Name the model something memorable (for later CC attribution and file organization):
- [name of model] + "__" + [name of google creator]
- Example: "Google Blocks Truck __ Chris Ross"
The file downloads in a .ZIP folder. Unzipping is optional, and up to you; either way, Simmetri can import it: extract all to a memorable file location
Import into Simmetri
- In Simmetri, click File > Import Optimized
- If still ZIPPED: Select the ZIP folder and import directly by pressing Open
- If UNZIPPED: Select the unzipped folder you created, then select the OBJ file in that folder > press Open.
Model Imports into Simmetri But looks Weird or Won't Import At All:
3D models are complex file format... not quite as standardized as say JPG. While all Google Blocks-produced models and most other items found on Google Poly import without a problem into Simmetri, there are still a number of cases we haven't encountered.
We're working to cover all the 3D model cases ( the various ways that myriad 3D modeling programs and marketplaces store and export their 3D models etc ); and to do so, are very much aided by your support. To help us solve the issue you're experiencing we've setup a web form enabling you to send us more info on your creation software, export workflow, and most importantly share with us the model file* so that we can test and solve with it. We'll work quickly to try and get your model issues resolved.
If you encounter a model that doesn't import well, or doesn't look quite right we want to make sure to fix it for you. Please send us the model and information about the issue via this web form:
3D Model Import Issue Form: **: https://goo.gl/forms/pCzId1GIXi14G1wh2
* Our use of your models will be strictly limited to support purposes only.
** The form uploads your 3D model using Google Drive, so requires a Google account sign in. If this won't work for you, just comment below.