Virtual reality (VR) enables users to not just enter virtual worlds but also design and create their own with a wide assortment of applications available depending on the headset. Google’s Tilt Brush is one of the most widely recognised having been a launch title for HTC Vive almost a year ago. Today its the turn or Oculus Rift owners with the software now supporting Touch.
The Oculus Touch version includes all the same features as the Vive edition plus some extras to make use of the two different technologies. In a blog posting, Tilt Brush product manager Elisabeth Morant outlined the new inclusions, saying: “In order to make it easier to paint using Rift while seated and facing forward, we recently added features that let you rotate and resize your work. We redesigned interactions to take advantage of the Oculus Touch controllers. For example, you can easily highlight which button you’re touching on the controller and get an indication of what it does just by resting your finger on it. This makes it easy to see exactly what button you’re about to press while using Tilt Brush.”
Tilt Brush joins several other creative apps on the platform including sculpting app Medium and artistic tool Quill, which was used to creative Oculus Story Studios’ Dear Angelica. It may not get the same response on Touch as the app costs £22.99 GBP, with Medium and Quill both supplied free to Touch users. Tilt Brush used to be a free title for HTC Vive, but due to a license agreement ending was removed at the end of October.
But Tilt Brush does have its own unique selling features including its audio reactive brushes that respond to sound, alongside a strong community of artists on portals like Sketchfab.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Tilt Brush, reporting back with any further updates.