Google has pushed an update to its VR paint program Tilt Brush (2016) that finally lets you intuitively drag your 3D creations in from Blocks (2017), the company’s latest 3D modeling app for VR.
Before the new Tilt Brush update, importing a model you built-in Blocks required you to manually move the file over between folders, and then select the item as a media object so you could gussy it up with all the wonderful lights and effects Tilt Brush is known for.
Now with Google’s latest update, you simply need to select any of your Block-created objects directly from within Tilt Brush’s hand-held menu. If you have already played around with Blocks, creations you published to vr.google.com/objects will automatically show up alongside the list of locally stored models.
The update also makes it easier to import others’ Blocks models from vr.google.com/objects, which already hosts a big selection of user-created models. To import someone else’s object, you simply need to browse the site and “like” it.
It’s amazing what you can do with the low poly objects created in Blocks now that you can rotate, resize and plonk them down any where you want in Tilt Brush. Take a look at how artist Andreas Grontved built his own pirate ship using both programs.
You can download Blocks now for free for Vive or Rift on their respective stores (Steam, Oculus Store). Tilt Brush is however no longer free with purchase of HTC Vive, and sells for $20 on both Steam and the Oculus Store.