Now you can paint intricate artwork with friends in mixed reality.
In January 2021, Google officially ended support for its popular VR painting app. Tilting brush, much to the dismay of the digital art community. That said, it wasn’t all bad news. The same month, the company released the software, allowing other developers to add their own unique features and customizations to the existing app. And so, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, MultiBrush was born.
Developed by Rendever, MultiBrush offers the classic Tilting brush the Meta Quest experience you know and love with the added benefit of online multiplayer. Multiple users can connect to the same room and collaborate on 3D artworks side by side in real time. As if that weren’t enough, Rendever recently announced several exciting features available now as part of a free update.
In the official announcementthe company revealed To cross support MultiBrush on Meta Quest, allowing users to paint with friends in their real space in mixed reality. In addition to Passthrough, MultiBrush now supports meta avatars. Prior to this update, users were represented by a pair of floating hands in VR. Now users can interact with each other more naturally using Meta’s expressive human avatars.
The update also introduces a series of minor improvements in modifications (as provided by Rendever):
- Brush numbering can now be enabled in settings, which can make it easier to help other users find specific brushes
- Moved all environmental controls to a new panel below the brushes
- Fixed an issue where selecting brush strokes could leave them incorrectly positioned for other users in multiplayer
- Fixed an issue where users could access private rooms by creating a room with the same name
- Added left-handed mode tutorial to initial instructions
- Automatically set username from Oculus username if none previously set
- Improved synchronization in multiplayer
According to an official statement, this update is only the beginning of MultiBrush. Apparently, we can expect a number of exciting updates in the future.
“The opportunities for (Passthrough) are endless, and this is just the beginning!” the company said in the official announcement. “We’re working on some big ideas to help shape the community of VR artists – we have some exciting projects on the horizon and we’re really looking forward to seeing what our community will create together. For a chance to be featured in some projects at come along, please tag anything you create and share with #createdwithmultibrush.
MultiBrush can be downloaded for free at Meta Quest.
Image credit: Rendever