Tilt Brush, developed at Google, is one of the most popular virtual reality experiences for the HTC Vive. People simply can’t get enough of the freedom and creativity that the application provides. As a result, everything from marriage proposals to music videos and touching tributes, and everything in between, have been created in this 3D art studio. Amazing as these creations are, they may end up looking small (literally) in comparison to what’s to come.
A new update released today on Steam is bringing several new tools and options to Tilt Brush. Most notable among them is a “resize” option that will allow VR artists to zoom into their projects to provide fine details or zoom out and create planet-sized digital worlds. A similar mechanic exists in the similar, but far more indie, Vive creation experience: SculptrVR.
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Rotate and resize: You can now scale, rotate or translate your sketches by holding down the grip buttons on both controllers. This feature enables you to make sketches that are huge in scale and to view sketches of any size, no matter what your room bounds are.
3D model import: You can now add 3D models directly into your Tilt Brush sketches. Just add an .obj to your Documents/Tilt Brush/Media Library/Models folder, and you’ll be able to import that model into your Tilt Brush sketch through the new “Media Library” panel.
High resolution snapshot mode: Now snapshots taken inside Tilt Brush have the option to output at 6x the default resolution (11,880 x 6,588 vs. 1980 x 1098). Instructions for how to setup the config can be found here.
Tiltasaurus: Tiltasaurus is a word guessing game that lets you play with your friends even if you only have one headset between you. Tiltasaurus shows you a word to paint – while you draw, your friends guess the word by watching the desktop spectator cam. When your friend guesses the right answer, swap the headset! We’ve seen a number of streamers using Tilt Brush to play word guessing games online, and we wanted to make it easier for you to do so.
Bonus feature – controller swapping: Quickly swap between left and right-handedness! Tap the bottoms of the controllers to each other at any time, and the palette and drawing controllers will switch hands.
Fans of the experience should be encouraged to see that it is still being so robustly supported by the VR team at Google. Feel free to share your Tilt Brush masterpieces with us by tweeting @UploadVR or visiting us on Facebook.