At the moment, virtual reality has two major drawbacks: the hardware, which is still in early stages of development and the lack of content, since everything is so new. Google is heavily involved in the VR market and on the hardware side, it's already working to make things better with the Google Cardboard and Daydream VR headsets. Now, the IT giant has decided to also extend a helping hand to VR content creators by launching a repository for 3D objects and scenes.
Poly, as the new website is called contains a large library of 3D objects that can be used as models or directly embedded into VR projects. The available items are grouped into 10 categories: Animals & Creatures, Art, Architecture, Nature, Food & Drink, Objects, People & Characters, Places & Scenes, Technology, and Transport. Each entry from the list can be rotated, zoomed, panned or recentered, downloaded as a 3D object, turned into a GIF, shared via Facebook, Twitter and G+ or directly embedded into websites. Additionally, the website also allows creators to publish their own Tilt Brush and Blocks creations, so the number of items available is growing constantly. Lastly, Google is also planning to launch an API for Poly, which you can already check out in its beta form if you sing up with Google.
As far as I'm concerned, Google's idea is actually a great one, especially since finding assets to assist in the creation of VR content was a bit of a hassle. New virtual reality devices such as Oculus's Go or Santa Cruz headsets are being developed every day and it's important that there's enough content to make people to actually want to buy these devices.