VR to Real 3D canvas for Artists – Tilt Brush Technology

Art Meets Tech With Tilt Brush

From the earliest cave drawings, to classical paintings, to crayon scribbles, humans just have a thing for visual expression. These days digital art has spurred new opportunities for creativity, going well beyond good old pencils and paper.

Design has progressed from pen and paper to mouse and screen, and The newest and most exciting addition to design is the Tilt Brush by Google. This virtual system allows you to draw three dimensional, life sized images while playing with dynamic brushes to give your projects added value. Personally, I think the most exciting part of this new technology is the fact that it allows you to walk around the art you have created. With this addition, your three-dimensional image is right in front, behind, or around you, depending on where you are moving.

Tilt Brush—a new virtual reality (VR) app that lets you paint from an entirely new perspective, available today on the HTC Vive.

How the Tilt Brush is Changing the Way We Design

With Tilt Brush, you can paint in three-dimensional space. Just select your colors and brushes and get going with a wave of your hand. Your room is a blank slate. You can step around, in and through your drawings as you go. And, because it’s in virtual reality, you can even choose to use otherwise-impossible materials like fire, stars or snowflakes.

Google’s new Tilt Brush flips artists’ worlds inside out, allowing them to take a 360° approach to their art by turning the very field around them into a workable canvas. Utilizing the real physical plane through an empty virtual world, the collaboration of art and high technology inspires with strokes of light that not only come to life but actually shape the space in which the artist exists.

Artists, put down your brushes. It’s time to step into the world of virtual reality.

Google has unveiled Tilt Brush, its new app set to revolutionize the definition of painting and push the boundaries of what it can represent. With the swipe of a digital brush users wearing a connected HTC Vive headset can paint life-sized, three dimensional strokes of just about anything — even drawing with impossible materials such as fire, snow and stars.


The immersive space is an obvious draw for installation artists, but there are multiple creative avenues for the app.
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Tilt Brush has the potential to drive change in the fashion industry, as illustrators can paint with textured fabrics such as denim, silk and cotton, as well as leather. Designers can flesh out their creations to scale and step around their work in progress, viewing it from every conceivable angle.


The Tilt brush can also be used with patterns or guide objects such as a mannequin to help designers in creating 3D clothing designs.

Google also said this new technology will give the artists an experience like never before. They built a library of virtual palettes which includes fire, light and a lot more.

But the best part is that this technology can help you paint life-size artworks and installations which can even turn to a museum because the artist can actually walk within the virtual creation itself.

The tilt brush app is already available with HTC vive bundle and because it is already out in the market, artists are discovering ways to use this new amazing creative technology.


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Usually, art is a single-person activity, but given the three-dimensional nature of Tilt Brush creations, the “multiplayer” mode is not only practical, but could also be a first step toward gamifying the art creation experience.

And to make it easier to use that mode, the app will soon allow users to customize their avatars with artistic flourishes that are, in some cases, animated.


Another prototype tool that could change the process of creating art and designs is the addition of a posable mannequin with articulated joints. This feature could be particularly useful for fashion professionals using the HTC Vive (the hardware needed to use the app) to craft new styles.

There’s also a new “zoetrope” feature (named after the classic, non-VR animation style) that allows you to preview how an animation might look by letting you create a circular model of it. The process isn’t meant for elaborate, detailed animations, but it’s a great early look at what creating fully formed animated works will be like in the future.


But the most stunning part of the new features demo is called Portal Brush, a brush that allows you to “erase” any part of your virtual reality to peek at what’s happening in the real world around you.

This window into the real world could work brilliantly as a means of interacting with team members attempting to give direction or suggestions from outside of the VR environment.


No dates have been given for when the updates will appear in the app, but knowing that this is what’s on the way may get VR fans who were considering the HTC Vive and Tilt Brush a little more excited about adopting the still-developing art creation platform.

The Tilt Brush lets you paint with a three-dimensional (3D) version of photoshop.

Just like photoshop, you select colours and brushes but then, unlike photoshop, you craft sculptures in the air using virtual paint or collage.  Your room becomes a three-dimensional canvas for painting on.


Source @Google