How Oculus and 3D printers will let artists sculpt with digital clay


Now that we finally have the Oculus Rift’s Touch controllers, VR gaming on the platform is about to get a lot more interactive. However, based on a video released by Oculus on Monday, the best use of the Touch controller may turn out be Medium, a software tool from Oculus that allows you to sculpt with digital clay in virtual reality.

In the launch video, we first see a user sketch out an idea using an Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro. Then the user takes the concept from that sketch and recreates it in Medium, constructing a 3D character in VR using layers, lighting effects and stamp tools.  Read more…

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Oculus Touch finally makes the Rift a complete VR experience


Imagine trying to climb a mountain without using your hands. That’s what it’s been like using an Oculus Rift since the category-defining virtual reality headset landed in March. 

The Touch controllers, available Dec. 6, change all of that.

Oculus Touch at last gives Rift users a way to interact with VR environments using their hands. Until now, Rift experiences have been limited to experiences that rely on a standard video game controller or the headset’s included remote control.

The moon-shaped controllers arrive as a pair, one for each hand. They’re not nearly as bulky as the wands for the HTC Vive, and their natural contours guide you to a comfortable, button-accessible grip every time you pick them up. Read more…

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