VR Art Thread!
Strap on your headsets and make sure there aren’t any dogs trying to knock you over; we are going on a stroll through cyberspace. Its the year 2017 and Virtual Reality art programs are here. Sure, they are still in their infancy and tend to make people vomit, but hey, what’s a little vomit on the road of progress.
Post your VR Sculpts or Drawings here.
Rules (aka guide to not being a jerk)
- List the program(s) you used: context is vital to critique and growth!
- If you used someone else’s assets to make something CREDIT THEM: Seriously. Building on someone else’s base? Using a downloaded stampset? Credit the source.
- Don’t be a jerk. Critique is great! Just don’t be a jerk, people learn from constructive criticism not insults.
- QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME!!!: Artists learn via feedback and research, discussion drives improvement and shared understanding. Even if you’ve never put on a VR headset, base knowledge of sculpture and geometric forms are key in artwork. The ability to visualise and conceptualise ideas in 3D is a skill best learned from many angles. If you are familiar with drawing, try to spin one of your favorite drawings around in your head: pick out the cross contours and the basic shapes, then draw the same drawing from another perspective. If this is hard for you, it may be to your benefit to try a basic 3D mock up, or study some 3D models. If you’re curious about how someone tackled something, it never hurts to ask.
Starting off the thread with one of my Oculus Medium Sculpts. I took the time to create some custom geometric shapes in Fusion 360, then import them into Oculus Medium as stamps. Medium is kinda a memory hog, and upping the resolution of parts of the sculpt was making my computer freak out. Gotta get my Boyfriend to throw some more RAM at me for valentines day. Still experimenting with the export functions on Medium. The .obj files it puts out have a few cracks and high poly counts because of the export algorithm. It’s possible to patch them with Adobe Meshmixer, but the number of triangles of what is arguably a flat surface in the model is kinda a pain. Need to do more research on remeshing and reducing 3d models.