Google’s giving yet another service the axe—this time it’s the company’s VR content-editing service Jump VR. Google just announced that the service will be shuttering on June 28.
Jump VR is (for now) a cloud-based editing service that allows users with super-expensive, virtual-reality capture setups to combine their videos and photos into VR content—also known as “stitches”—that they can upload to YouTube or export to other VR applications.
While this will be a disappointment for VR content creators who used the Jump Manager application to create and save VR videos and photo assets, they’ll need to wipe away the tears and take action if they want to keep any work saved in Jump Manager.
According to Google, all Jump VR media saved in the service will be deleted once it goes offline. Projects can be downloaded and saved elsewhere via the Jump Manager software, but you only have until June 28th to get them backed up.
There are a two primacy ways to download your Jump VR stitches:
In the Jump Manager
Open the Jump Manager cloud application
Click the Jump Assembler tab
Click the stitch you want to download, then click “Download”
Set the download location, and then click “Submit” to begin the download
Wait to close the Jump Manager until the files have successfully been saved to your device since closing the application will pause any active downloads. Stitches may take some time to download due to their large files size, but you can monitor download progress in the Activities tab.
Downloading from Google Cloud
You can also download Jump stitches via Google Cloud. To do so, you’ll need to create a new stitch in the Assembler tab. Once the process is complete, you’ll receive an email notifying you the project is ready. It’ll also include a hyperlink you can use to download the stitches directly.