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Google Tilt Brush is a virtual reality application developed by Google in 2016. This Article was co-written by Audrey Bade, our intern at XR PEDAGOGY. Audrey had the chance to discover and experiment Google Tilt Brush during her internship at XR PEDAGOGY. She was not familiar with Google Tilt Brush and she never had the opportunity to test it before. Before testing it, , she thought she will be immersed in a already made virtual environment filled with a lot of 3D objects. Audrey said: ” I couldn’t have imagined that I would have so much freedom to create on the application. The level of creativity is really amazing!”
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Virtual reality is a technology allowing to experiment a virtual environment, generated by a computer. When someone uses virtual reality, he has the feeling “to be there”, to be present in the virtual environment, to really live what is happening in virtuality, while he/she is actually in a reality. Indeed, sometimes, the goal of virtual reality is to create a simulation of the real world.
Virtual reality application must be used with an head mounted device, a VR Headset. However, depending on the application you are using you may use different headset.
Before buying a Virtual Reality headset, make sure your VR headset is suitable for the VR application you would like to use. You may also double check which VR stores will be available for you with this particular headset.
Google Tilt Brush is a 3-dimensional virtual reality application developed by Google in 2016. This application was originally developed specifically for the HTC Vive headset. Today, the application can also be used on the Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest and the Valve Index headset. The application also works with a keyboard and mouse on Windows virtual reality platforms. It is even possible now to use Google Tilt Brush on consoles, including Playstation VR, with the PlayStation virtual reality headset and PlayStation Move controllers.
The application is 19,99 $US and can be purchased on the Oculus store, the Humble store, the Steam store, or the Vive Port. store. On the PlayStation store, the application can be purchased at the same price. When you have an headset you can go to your store and search for “Google Tilt Brush” and then simply purchase it. Another alternative is to go to virtual reality rooms and ask them if it is possible to test the Google Tilt Brush application.
To recover our artworks, we need to upload our creations on the Google Poly website. Google Poly (free website if you have a Gmail account) is a website made to share 3D creations with a community. It is then possible to download for free the backups of the different users on the website and reuse them on Google Tilt Brush. Thus, Google Poly gives access to many reusable and customizable 3D models. The creations can then be converted into different formats such as images, videos or GIFs. Therefore, artworks can be share on other webpages.
Google Tilt Brush offers many possibilities, especially for teaching. By offering creative possibilities, this VR application can, for example, allow us to recreate forms, monuments or events from the past that we can only visualize in books or on the Internet. Universities have been able to develop immersive experiences using Google Tilt Brush, allowing students to immerse themselves in different eras or visualize dangerous real-world phenomena without any risk.
Beyond its benefits for classroom instruction, Google Tilt Brush can become a great asset for homeschooling. Indeed, as illustrated in the Google presentation video, google Tilt Brush could be used as a support for a course on volcanoes. It is also possible to take advantage of a children’s creativity to let them illustrate a concept with an artwork made with Google Tilt Brush. Google Tilt Brush can be used to teach art to teenagers, especially the explain the concept of scale. Indeed, it is possible to reduce the work or enlarge it at will while we create.
Google Tilt Brush is a very efficient asset for career and courses related to the artistic field, such as design, graphic design or fashion. Google Tilt Brush offers among its many funds a model support. Professional art, is becoming more and more emphasized by the application. On the occasion of its “Artist in Residence” program, Google has approached professional artists such as graffiti artists, painters and designers to invite them to submit artworks to the application. The goal was to highlight the professional artistic potential offered by Google Tilt Brush.
The amazing Google Tilt Brush artists:
Today, there are artists specialized in 3D painting and virtual reality. Some of them uses the Tilt Brush application not only to create but also to share their work and techniques. For example, there are some artists who use Tilt Brush to organize live performances. Others prefer to film themselves while creating and then share their work on social networks. Google Tilt Brush makes all of this possible.
Happy to reveal my latest big #VR @tiltbrush piece called ‘My Reality’ a personal piece exploring the exponential world-building power you feel as a creative in VR. The universe exploding out the controller was painted live @YouTubeSpaceLon Poly link below!⬇️ #TiltBrush #VRArtist pic.twitter.com/6nZOrMuy0p— Rosie Summers 🥽✨ (@VR_Rosie) July 22, 2019
Google Tilt Brush is a great seducing tool for curious pupils who needs to express their emotions. It will also charm those who are creative and wishes to express their artistic fiber. Beyond that, Google Tilt Brush is becoming also an art support which can be used very easily for professional artists or artist-to-be.