Today, it takes a complex software and a specific skillset to create compelling virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences. That software also requires building 3D objects on a 2D screen, something our brains are not wired to do.
Aiming to easily create beautiful, 3D objects in no time, Google today launched “Blocks”, a virtual reality app for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Blocks is simple enough for anyone to use, even those without any prior modeling experience. It is designed to feel more like playing with children’s blocks than working with traditional 3D modeling software.
Starting with a simple set of shapes, a colour palette, and an intuitive set of tools, you will able to naturally and quickly create almost anything you can imagine, from a piece of watermelon to a whole forest scene.
When your creation is ready, you can export it as an OBJ to use in AR or VR apps you are developing. Users can also share it to the web or generate an animated gif.
The app also allows users to explore other people’s creations at vr.google.com/objects for inspiration or as a starting point for your own remix.
The app seems to focus primarily on beginners and developers rather than artists.
Last month, Google launched its "Daydream View" virtual reality (VR) headset and controller in India at Rs 6,499.
With "Daydream View," users can experience sports, live events and more in 360-degree panoramic view.
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL are the first Daydream-ready phones. The users can also experience 'Daydream' on Moto Z device and will soon be able to experience this on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones.
Apps and games on "Daydream View" include NYT VR, Guardian VR, The Turning Forest, Labster: World of Science, Netflix VR, Google Play Movies, Within, Fantastic Beasts, The Arcslinger, Wonderglade, Mekorama VR, Gunjack 2: End of Shift, Need for Speed No Limits VR and LEGO BrickHeadz Builder VR.