Get Creative as STYLY Launches Beta Platform
The cloud-based service is free to try now.
There are plenty of ways to get creative in virtual reality (VR) from apps like Google Tilt Brush or Oculus’ Quill to full on professional software like Unity or Unreal Engine 4. For those that want to create VR content but don’t have a headset or the time to learn the intricacies of videogame development software Japanese company Psychic VR Lab has created STYLY, an online platform to build and share the virtual spaces.
STYLY is cloud-based service which can be operated on modern web browsers in both Mac and Windows – you don’t need a powerful VR-ready PC to create content.
Launched in beta form this month, STYLY’s web-based format means there’s nothing to download. It features a drag and drop interface for ease of use whilst allowing content to be imported from over ten different platforms such as Maya, Blender, YouTube, Instagram, Sketchfab, 3D Warehouse, Unity Asset Store, SoundCloud, SketchUp and Google Tilt Brush / Blocks.
If you do have access to a VR PC and a HTC Vive then you can check your creations. At present the STYLY beta only supports HTC Vive, with support in the works for Oculus rift, Gear VR and Google Daydream.