Google’s Tilt Brush for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) has been one of the defacto apps used to demonstrate the headset’s technology at numerous events across the world. Today a new update has arrived expanding the creative potential of the software by introducing audio reactive brushes – essentially painting with sound.
Eight of these brushes have been added to Tilt Brush, allowing users to paint as they normally would, but now audio can be introduced. This makes a design come to life as the brush strokes start to pulse, blink, flash and move to any sounds and music introduced. Start playing a song or sound from your computer, enable Audio Reactive Mode then start painting a design, turning the image into a music vizualiser.
As the trailer for the update showcases below the brushes come in a mixture of designs, from sharp lightning bolts, pulsating electrical currents, LED style lighting, sparkling stars and much more, it’ll enable artists to create whole new pieces that can combine stationary designs infused with audio reactive sections for some stand out imagery.
Tilt Brush has seen consistent updates since the launch of HTC Vive, the last major one was in May, when two big features were added to Tilt Brush v1.4. These were a teleport tool and the ability view YouTube Live chat while streaming. The teleport tool had been long overdue as it was found on numerous rival design apps like ScupltrVR and Modbox, giving greater movement flexibility.
Most HTC Vive owners should have got Tilt Brush free with their headset purchase as part of a software bundle which includes Fantastic Contraption and Job Simulator.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Tilt Brush, reporting back with any further announcements.