Artists Can Now “Step Into” Their Drawings With Virtual Reality

Posted by on September 22, 2015
Last Updated: July 18, 2017

Here’s a very cool video featuring Disney animator Glen Keane.

Keane is best known for his work on character animation for the films The Little Mermaid (he designed and animated Ariel), Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and others. In the video, he shows off an interesting new virtual reality tool that allows him to “step into” his own creations.

“When I animate, there’s a frustration that I have, wishing that the flatness of the paper would go away and that I could actually dive in…” – Glen Keane

It’s called Tilt Brush. With it, artists can draw in a three-dimensional virtual space, using a visor and two controllers. And honestly, it just looks insanely cool. Here’s another video showing off some of the features:

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for virtual reality to hit consumers.

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About the Author Post by Rob Schwarz Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.
  • Matty B

    My dreams have come true!!
    IMAGINE: drawing a massive landscape on an open piece of land!
    Laying in bed, scribbling clouds!
    Including body suits that register with the optics!
    I have so much love for this. 3D printing was a big step, this is bigger.
    Thanks for sharing. x