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Tilt Brush is a room-scale 3D painting virtual reality application available from Google, originally developed by Skillman & Hackett.
The Preview Trailer from September 2014 (a 1'47″ video) provides an idea on what TiltBrush was & is.
The application is designed for motion interfaces in virtual reality but also works with keyboard and mouse. Users are presented with a virtual palette from which they can select from a variety of brush types and colors. Movement of the handheld controller in 3D space creates brush strokes that follow in the virtual environment. Users can export their creations as room-scale VR pieces or as animated GIF images.
TiltBrush was developed by Skillman & Hackett, and was in 2014 nominated for four Proto Awards (namely: "Best Interaction Design", "Most Innovative", "Best Overall Virtual Reality Application", and "Best GUI"), of which it won the "Best GUI" award.
Google acquired TiltBrush in 2015, as announced 16.Apr.2015 .
TiltBrush was released for the HTC Vive at its launch on 5.Apr.2016, at no cost when pre-ordering the HTC Vive.. On February 24, 2017, Tilt VR announced it is now available on both Oculus Rift and Vive.
Ars Technica referred to Tilt Brush as the HTC Vive's killer app, praising the program's intuitive interface and the excitement of painting in three dimensions. Edward Baig of USA Today said that the program was the only one that excited him in the platform's launch lineup. Chris Suellentrop of The New York Times wrote that the program was better suited for beginners than more engineering-oriented experiences like Fantastic Contraption. In 2018, Tilt Brush was employed for the first time in mixed reality news reporting by the NBC News studio NBC Left Field.
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