Google detailed a series of experiments for its VR creation toolset Tilt Brush , including a tease of a multiplayer mode that would let you create a 3D sketch in a virtual room with others.
A Google spokesperson declined to say when the feature would be launching. The feature is show as part of a series of experiments and concepts revealed by the company ahead of an Oct. 4 press event where anew phone and potentially a reference HMD for the Daydream mobile VR platform is expected. The event is followed next week by the Oculus Connect conference , where the Medium sculpting platform from Oculus is likely to play a starring role. Tilt Brush co-creator Drew Skillman wrote in a blog post their team “is always experimenting and testing new ideas and concepts.” Google recently added audio-reactive brushes that pulse with music playing on your PC and that has led tomusic videos created within Tilt Brush. Both that feature, and multiplayer, are a result of this rapid prototyping, according to Skillman.
“We’ve been experimenting with a multiplayer feature that lets you share ideas, draw and create with others — in the same place in real time,” Skillman wrote.
Google also created avatars you can customize as well as a “portal brush” that lets you “peek at what is going on outside your headset” through the Vive’s front-facing camera. It looks amazing. “Although it only refreshes at 30fps, it’s a playful way to stay connected to the real world,” Skillman wrote.
Additional experiments include a “wooden manikin” with joints you can pose in different positions.
As well create an animation using a zoetrope -like mechanism.