Created by Aaron Koblin, the Google Data Arts Team unveiled Virtual Art Sessions. An experiment in virtual reality painting with Tilt Brush, where six world-renowned artists tried a new way to paint, draw and sculpt. Their sessions were recorded and accessible online, letting you observe the artists as they develop their virtual reality creations from any angle. It is just amazing to see what is already possible today, and to imagine what will be tomorrow!
The project renders high volumes of data right in the browser. This includes point cloud data of the artist’s physical form, 3D geometry data of the artwork, and position data of the VR controllers. Using open source web technologies, the team transformed that data into something that can be experienced by anyone using the web. No apps or plug-ins needed.
Virtual Art Sessions is open source. It’s a bit of a mess, so proceed at your own risk, but if you poke around enough, you’ll see how they created the entire project.