Google's Tilt Brush Officially Comes to the Oculus Rift
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Google’s popular virtual reality painting app, Tilt Brush, has officially made its way to the Oculus Rift. This highly-acclaimed application was previously exclusive to only the HTC Vive, but now is available to all Rift owners on the Oculus Store for $29.99.
In order to take full advantage of the Oculus platform and hardware, Tilt Brush received additional features that are only available for the Oculus Rift. According to an official Google blog post, Tilt Brush product manager Elisabeth Morant outlined some of the new features, including its support for the Rift’s Touch motion controllers.
- In order to make it more convenient to paint, 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.
- Painting isn’t just visual. Thanks to the Rift’s built in headphones, you’ll be fully immersed from the moment you enter Tilt Brush’s virtual canvas. Different brushes create different sound effects, and they become a vivid part of the experience through your headphones. We love using audio reactive mode with Rift headphones and seeing strokes come to life with light and sound.
Tilt Brush now joins a collection of creative applications on the platform, including Oculus’s own digital sculpting app Medium and artistic tool Quill that enables users to create their own awe-inspiring artwork in virtual reality.