While the PlayStation VR platform undoubtedly has a number of amazing games and experiences to offer, it is sadly lacking in satisfying creativity-based apps like Tilt Brush or Quill. Spain-based developer WildBit Studios along with Sngular Entertainment are looking to fill that gap with their upcoming title CoolPaintrVR, which is set to release for PSVR on May 9th.
So PlayStation VR owners will finally get the chance to fully unleash their inner artist with virtual brushes and other tools that will help them sculpt and shape masterpieces of their own.
We’ve certainly seen quite a few artists take their shot at creating amazing virtual pieces of art using Vive and Oculus headsets, and while there are a few apps on the platform that allows for this type of thing, like Gravity Sketch, they are limited in scope and offer something a little different than something like Tilt Brush. CoolPaintrVR is set to match that exact experience, however, with their own set of tools and paints, including some interesting sounding ones like geometric primitive shapes and particle emitters.
One of the most exciting features is probably the ability to create a 3D model from a hand-drawn shape. This shape will “have its own skeleton” that you’ll be able to manipulate to the finest degree into any angle you want.
Check out the trailer below:
“We’ve designed a simple and user-friendly interface that any level of artist can play around with. But for those looking for more advanced techniques, don’t worry: we also offer advanced features. Symmetry plane, load reference images, alternate colours randomly with each stroke,” said Sngular Entertainment Director, Fernando Rada said in a PlayStation blog post. CoolPaintrVR will also allow you to export your creations to a USB device to use as assets in third-party 3D programs.
The app will, of course, support the PS4 Move controllers, and while they are recommended for full accuracy and mobility by the studio, CoolPaintrVR will interestingly enough also support the DualShock 4 controller. We’re not sure how exactly this will work out, but it’s surely great news for anyone who doesn’t own the Move controllers.