Earlier in the year VRFocus reported on MakeVR, a new software tool that allowed users to easily create objects within virtual reality (VR). Sadly the project cancelled its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign and developer Sixense is yet to issue a full updte on its status. Until that time, VR enthusiasts can turn their attention to VRClay, a new sculpting application from indie developer Vojt?ch Krs that uses the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and a set of Razer Hydra motion controllers.
As can be seen in a video below VRClay allows users to create shapes and sculptures using a variety of tools as they manipulate material using the Razer Hyrda. Starting with a blob of virtual clay in the center of the screen, users can push, pull and bend the material in any way they see fit. Players are free to walk around the empty virtual space that they find thsmelves in and rotate the sculpture itself to get the best angle.
As the video shows, VRClay can be mastered to create from detailed works. the title is compatible with both the first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2) for the Oculus Rift. Release details for the application are yet to be announced. VRFocus will continue to follow VRClay going forward, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s development.