When HTC announced the Vive VR headset, one of the available apps that has been on the radar leading up to the launch has been Google's Tilt Brush application, a VR app which allows the user to create and immerse themselves in a world of three-dimensional artwork that they can actually walk around in. While there are no doubt going to be some interesting things created by a whole collective of artistic individuals from around the globe over time, Google has recently invited six different professional artists to use the Tilt Bush on the HTC Vive to create some amazing artwork that likely looks much better with the headset on.
Since users can't exactly put on the HTC Vive that was used to create these works of art, Google has made each session into an interactive experience by transforming them into 360-degree videos that anyone can engage with through the Chrome browser. After clicking on a selected session, users can click and drag to view different angles of the content as they watch the artists create their pieces from nothing inside of Tilt Brush. Google is calling these interactive experiences "Visual Art Sessions" that can be explored by the viewer really any way they like.
Each session video can be paused and panned, and you can zoom in and out all while moving around the subject to see things close up and far away. Some sessions are quite lengthy, lasting around 10-15 minutes while others are only a few minutes long from start to finish. You can also view a behind the scenes video that Google has put together to showcase what it took to create the experience and materialize it into something that can be explored in its final state, and hear straight from the artists themselves on what they thought about the experience. The Visual Art Sessions can be viewed either on the desktop web version or the mobile web version of Chrome on Android, although the appeal and the experience as a whole are likely more enjoyable on desktop as opposed to Android due to the smaller screen.