Video: Get a workout painting in VR with Google's new Tilt Brush

Building on my last post about VR, here's the latest tech from Google called Tilt Brush. I told you that VR was going to be huge this year, and this is the latest mouth-watering entry into the burgeoning field of virtual reality.

This example is using the HTC Vive system. Users get a 9' cube of blank canvas space to work within. In one hand you have the motion-tracked 'brush' and in the other you have your 3 dimensional painter's 'palette'. The brushes are dynamic, much like using the Apple Pencil or a Wacom tablet with jitter and flow variations, except now in 3d. There are internal and external sensors tracking your every move, essentially constructing all of your brush elements in real time and keeping them in the exact spot you place them as you wave your magic wand-brush. 

This looks incredible. Everyone needs to see this video. Make no mistake – there will be tools like this developed for architecture, and I can't wait.

After you watch the video, head over to the Tilt Brush site and check out their additional videos that highlight the other aspects of the system. 

And... it's a real thing, available now within Steam if you have a HTC Vive and a badass computer that meets their hefty requirements.


Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless. Learn more at