Artists can now paint in Virtual Reality

The next evolution in painting has arrived. Tilt Brush. There have been a number of technological evolution that have transformed artists and movements over the years. The invention of the closable paint tube lead to the impressionist and expressionist movements. Flash photography led to documentary and photo journalism. Computers and programmable rules led to interactive art and video games. Now Google has provided a tool which I believe will be the first major step in the evolution of art. 3D painting.

 

3D is a tag of our time. We watch 3D movies more, have 360 Youtube videos we watch, print 3D objects at home. However the authoring of those 3D objects has still been clunky and difficult. VR allows us to paint in a virtual 3D space, and export that file.

 Image Via Eyal Gever

Image Via Eyal Gever

Right now people see it as simply making 3D paintings, however you can also see this as the 3D object authoring platform. Simply draw in Virtual space what you would like to make, and then print out a 3D print of the final result. Much like the work of my good friend Eyal Gever, who has made a name for himself in the 3D printing world as a upcoming master. His art takes 3D animations, finds a perfect 'sublime moment' and the prints that as a large scale sculpture. The imagination that this new movement allows is taking us into a whole new world of Art predicted by the post-modernists calling it Hyper Reality. The moment when that which is virtual and reality become indistinguishable.

Let us know what amazing 3D creations you make from this app. You can get it on steam and use it with an HTC Vive. Soon I hope to show a demo. [ Via Rupert Shäfer ]

Wanna Splice some DNA? Try this Game

The past few months I have been working on a new video blog called GMVR. It's a gaming channel that's not trying to redefine anything, just have fun with my depressed friend on Mondays. The worst days ever, now get a little better. So here we are playing Nanocrafter.org. It's a free to play puzzle game that teaches a better understanding about Convalescent Strands of DNA, Genetics and more. I'm still not sure what we were doing though. But it was fun! Have a try yourself and see how far you can get.

 

Monopoly was Invented to Combat Greed

Did you know that the favorite board game of many around the world, was invented by a Lizzie Magie in 1904 to combat greed. Watch the video to find out more about this revolutionary game designer. I am reminded of a quote from Gerorg Zoche and his reflection on the game. Georg said, "Every Monopoly game eventually ends in an economic crash. One person has all the money, making it worthless to everyone."


FIRST 250 ONLINE GAME DESIGN STUDENTS HAVE ARRIVED

FIRST 250 STUDENTS HAVE SIGNED UP ONLINE

We are on target for the goal of 1,000 students by the end of October. Today there are just over 250 students that have signed up and are taking my new Basics of Game Design course online. As a promotion, I've been offering the first waves of students that sign up, big discounts.

Does this mean you missed the early bird discount? Apparently other sites are starting to pick up on the course, and are linking to affiliate discounts. This means that there are still some 90% OFF for the first 150 codes still available. Make sure to sign up as there are not many left before the discount goes from 90% to 75% off.