If you sometimes see a red door and you want to paint it black, but you’re worried the owners will call the police because it’s a very expensive red door, you need to keep an eye on Painting VR. Releasing today on App Lab for Oculus Quest, Ghent based developers Oisoi Studio set out to create the most authentic painting experience in VR possible. Take a look at the below trailer to see if they’re able to put their brush where their mouth is.
We’re certainly no Picasso, but even with our limited understanding of the art of painting we think this looks pretty amazing. The way the thirsty canvas soaks up the paint from your brushes. The way you can create new colours on the fly by mixing them before use or even by painting over previous brushes. If this feels half as natural as it looks, this could be a very big hit.
While the act of painting itself is realistic, your artworks also profit from digital advantages. You don’t have to climb up a ladder to put the finishing touch on those hard to reach spots. You don’t have to start with a fresh canvas when you’ve seemingly messed up. And of course, you don’t have to worry about splashing your furniture, relatives and/or pets with greasy paint.
The version that comes out today is already offering a set of brushes and spray cans most amateur painters can only dream of, but that’s just the start. Over the next 12 months, Oisoi is planning to expand on the experience in interesting ways. These include new tools, an action-paint mode to channel your inner Jackson Pollock, multiplayer support, and visits to other user’s studios. If you want to keep up with the work of these digital artists you can head over to Discord or follow them on Twitter.
So whether you want to create renditions of your favourite pop culture icons, create more abstract works, or just make sure your kids don’t ruin the kitchen AGAIN, this will certainly be 9,99 well spent.