VR: Google’s ‘Blocks’ App Should Help Foster Some Great VR Content
Virtual reality is probably not the easiest platform to develop, but that does not necessarily mean it can be simpler. Earlier this week (yesterday, actually), Google launched blocks, a free 3D modeling application for helmets HTC Vive and Oculus Rift that allows anyone, novice experts to easily create 3D VR models for content.
These models can be simply to present a portfolio or templates created for a game or an application under development, but whatever the idea, Google wants more and more people to create VR platforms and want to do so without additional challenge levels.
Part of this level of simplicity focuses on limiting things to only six collections of tools, and this is the short list of tools that is the cornerstone of ease with which you can create amazing 3D models the content of reality virtual.
This includes the painting tool, the shape tool, the racing tool, the editing tool, the grabber and the erasing tool.
Using these tools and headsets and drivers, anyone interested can create whatever they want, and Google stresses that 3D models can be simple or complex, depending on what it is inspired to create. The only limit is your imagination here.
The video above shows some of the possibilities of what you can do with creative blocks, and once things are over, Google even offers a practice gallery on the official website blocks where users can upload their creations 3D models Others can verify how to share, download and re-create in the blocks themselves if they want to “remix” or change the model with a little of their own style.
You can even use the gallery to capture the models and create GIF images of popular creations.