Video and 3D developer preview notes

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With the announcement of the Media APIs we wanted to share some of the developer preview limitations for your awareness. 


  • 3D models don't have an auto-generated preview/thumbnail image. This functionality is coming soon.
  • Storefront API is not available, but Storefront GraphQL and Buy SDK support will be available at merchant launch.
  • Admin functionality on iOS for video and 3D models will be scheduled to appear in builds starting next week.
  • Admin support in Android is coming soon.
  • When re-ordering media, mixing API calls from the images API and the new media APIs may result in unexpected orderings depending on the API calls or liquid tags used to access the media or images array. Work to synchronize media reordering to provide an expected behaviour is in progress and should arrive soon.
  • When working with themes, you can no longer match variant images to image objects using the variant image id. The developer preview theme includes example code for matching variant images by the URL of the image object instead.
  • For some USDZ files, materials aren’t rendering properly.
  • USDZ files are scaled incorrectly and objects appear significantly smaller when viewed in AR.

To learn more check out Manage 3D and video on products with our new Media APIs on the Developer Changelog.

TyW | Online Community Manager @ Shopify 
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Videos are not showing up when fetching my products using the Buy SDK. Is this feature live yet?