Virtual reality (VR) design tool Sketchbox has been launched on Steam Early Access with some new features after completing it’s closed beta.
Sketchbox allows a HTC Vive user to create objects and user interface designs simply and without needing to know how to code or use complicated engines such as Unity. The developers say the tool was designed to act as a mock-up development area that could be used by non-technical artists and designers before an engine even need to be booted up.
2D objects can be imported into Sketchbox as well as 3D models. Every element is movable, to make experimentation with layout and design easier. Since Sketchbox completed it’s closed beta, the team have added the ability to export work to FBX format for easy portability to 3D tools like Maya or Blender or into game engines such as Unity or Unreal.
The ability to take screenshots inside the application has also been added, for the rapid sharing of work-in-progress projects.
The Early Access version of Sketchbox costs £10.99 (GBP) on Steam. The developers say the full commercial version should be available some time later in 2017.
You can watch the Early Access launch trailer below.
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