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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.
HTC claims that its Vive system is ‘the first complete VR solution’ as it includes two wireless controllers (pictured), room scale movement sensors, the headset – complete with a built-in camera and phone – as well as two VR titles to play on it. The total package costs $799.
But beyond painting, Google sees the app as a creative tool for designers, such as fashion creators working in studios to sketch out ideas for new fashions, as well as a creative space for children.
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 — and share it with Tilt Brush users around the globe.