Google Unveils New Prototypes For VR App, Tilt Brush

Virtual reality is an interesting concept and one which has an incredible potential to entertain, awe, educate, and help people, sometimes simultaneously. Among other things, VR technology allows people to paint inside a three-dimensional space - as evidenced by Google's Tilt Brush app for the HTC Vive headset. We've already seen some incredible pieces made with Tilt Brush but luckily, there isn't a limit on the amount of stuff you can look at as Google just showcased some more prototypes made with the help of its VR app.

As revealed by Drew Skillman, the creative director of Tilt Brush, the app's developers have recently been hard at work figuring out new awesome stuff which you can achieve with Tilt Brush. Among other things, Skillman demonstrated a Tilt Brush method for designing and drawing one's avatar. After the avatar's complete, users can even control it by making it mimic their own movements. If that's not your cup of tea, Google is currently also working on a way to give Tilt Brush users a quick reality check. Namely, the Mountain View-based tech giant demonstrated the so-called Portal Brush which allows you to wipe all of that virtual reality from your 3D space and take a look at what's going on around you. Both of these new prototypes look just as good as they read and you can see them for yourself in the gallery below, which also showcases an experimental mannequin and a 3D animation experiment.

Last but not least, Skillman revealed that the Tilt Brush team has also recently started practicing more out-of-the-box thinking. More specifically, instead of just brainstorming about new potential content for their app, developers have also started considering alternative ways in which that content can be created. The first result of that philosophy is - Tilt Brush multiplayer. Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. See it for yourself in the short video down below which showcases several Tilt Brush users painting an erupting volcano.

All of these new showings are currently being internally tested at Skillman & Hackett, the Google-owned development studio behind the VR painting app. While there's no confirmation they'll ever find their way to some official build of Tilt Brush, the sole fact that developers are confident enough to publicly demonstrate them is definitely a good sign of things to come.

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