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Tilt Brush Toolkit helps artists make their VR paintings interactive

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Google's VR painting program, Tilt Brush, allows HTC Vive users to create 3D paintings with the system's headset and motion-tracked controllers. Today, Google officially introduced Tilt Brush Toolkit (though it's been around (opens in new tab) for a few months), an open source library that helps artists work with their Tilt Brush paintings in the Unity game engine.

"The Tilt Brush Toolkit includes Python scripts and a Unity SDK with everything you need to make movies, interactive stories, video games, music videos, or other projects using assets created in Tilt Brush," reads the announcement (opens in new tab).

Toolkit is available now on Github (opens in new tab), and Tilt Brush itself is $30/£23 on Steam (opens in new tab). It'd take more expertise than I have to make anything of value with Tilt Brush and Unity, but I look forward to seeing how experienced hobbyists and developers marry the expressiveness of VR painting with animation and interactivity. Check out a few project examples from Google below:

 

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