Virtual reality (VR) is probably the most used oxymoron of this century, and it is only in recent days that people have started to get their heads around the breadth and scope of this technology. Virtual reality is dream like. In fact, it is a dream but with the added fact that you are conscious about your presence in it. While virtual reality will affect everyone’s life in one way or another, it is the painters who will see the most colourful side of it. If you are someone with slightest interest in painting, here are five VR applications to take things to the next level.
1. Tilt Brush
If there is one tech giant that seems to push technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence to the next level, it’s Google. Google’s Tilt Brush is a perfect example of how the company wants to bring something fresh and dazzling to the table every time. This VR application lets you create 3D paintings in a virtual world.
You don’t need a canvas in this world – draw anything anywhere. You can take a walk around the art you create and use a variety of brushes and other options to create a world that you had only imagined in your dreams before. Keep in mind that Tilt Brush is only compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
It has been some time since Google’s Tilt Brush has been out. It was about time when someone stepped up and took this idea to the next level. CoolPaintrVR from WildBit Studios is just that. Enter the dreamlike world of CoolPaintrVR, which is compatible with PSVR, to satisfy the artist in you. Once you enter the application, you are in a world that’s nothing less than a dream.
You can create your masterpieces using the various brush types and colours that are available. You don’t have any limitations on where you can draw and where you can’t. The world is yours and your creations are only limited to your imagination.
3. Gravity Sketch
This is yet another amazing application that’s not only for entertainment but productivity as well, and it runs on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Just like CoolPaintr VR, you can enter the virtual world to create 3D objects. Once you have created the objects, you can even print them out. The best thing about the application is that it lets you sketch professional object models as well. You can be in the virtual world joining various geometrical shapes to create your new futuristic car using this application.
4. Kingspray Graffiti Simulator
Just like Gravity Sketch, Kingspray Graffiti Simulator works only on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. As cool as graffiti looks, drawing it can be quite a daunting task. You can’t use other people’s walls and vehicles to try your spray painting skills.
As soon as you do that, there will be police ready to take you behind the bars. However, this art must be shackled and to let your graffiti artist free you have Kingspray Graffiti simulator. Draw whatever you like and wherever you like without ever fearing that the police will approach you from somewhere. It is all legal and in fact, much more fun than drawing in reality because of its dreamlike atmosphere.
5. Graffiti Paint VR
You are going to love this one because it is not limited to only a particular headset. It runs on Android, so any VR headset that can accommodate your Android phone is perfect to play this game. Keep in mind that this application will not work if you don’t have a VR controller or at least an action button on your VR headset.
Once you are in the application interface, you can use the tilt of your head to pick the colours and draw whatever you want in the form of graffiti. The addition of a colour picker is intelligent so you can pick and draw with any colour you can imagine. You can change the radius of your spray, save your images and load them later to continue working on your old ideas.
Here you go. These are some of the best VR applications for creatives that can let you create your own worlds. As the time passes, you might see even more advancement wherein you would create a moving world around you and never want to feel like coming out of it.