By Radhika Seth | SolidSmack
There is nothing more cool than watching the dude in this video sculpt a fake spider in virtual reality.
Using a Sculpting Tool, VRClay allows you to freely sculpt with tools like buildup, pull, push, drag and others to your heart’s delight.
The drool quotient is that it’s compatible with Oculus Rift. So the lucky guy in the video is using VRClay displayed on his Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Razer Hydra compatibility sweetens the deal…and as you can see, the handheld Hydra motion controllers look like a nifty dance in motion.
The whole nine yards of creating ‘something out of nothing’ is very exciting; it moves beyond just probing and prodding and into more immersive sculpting territory. Really, it’s one of the more exciting forms of interacting with 3D data we’ve seen in a really (really) long time.For the present moment, the VRClay is not yet market-ready and it is still unknown how detailed you’ll be able to get with their tools.
Either way, if you use ZBrush or a ball of clay (the analog kind) to do form exploration then this will be right up your alley.
But it does have us wondering…could the developers integrate the Leap Motion + Oculus Rift system (below) instead of having to hold additional hardware?
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