Disney artist’s inspiring video
Former Disney artist Glen Keane animated characters like Ariel and Beast for the company’s iconic films. A must-watch 5-minute video about Keane explores the meaning of creativity as he paints the characters in 3D space using Google’s Tilt Brush on the HTC Vive.
Coincidentally, NVIDIA sponsored a contest for artwork made with Tilt Brush at Pax Prime 2015 and are asking Facebook users to vote for the winner. There are short videos depicting several of the creations, including Psychedelic Beasty, Space Dragon and Parakeets. Voters will be entered into a drawing for a GTX 980ti.
Project Morpheus becomes PlayStation VR
Forget the ancient Greek god of dreams and Laurence Fishburne’s character from The Matrix, because “Playstation VR” is the official name of Sony’s PS4-powered VR headset. A press release from Sony confirms the headset will feature a 5.7 inch OLED display with 1920x1080 resolution (960x1080 per eye), with a field of view of “approximately 100 degrees”. Also announced was Final Fantasy XIV for the Playstation VR.
After sharing a virtual space with someone else in an Oculus Touch demo, the co-founder of Tested.com, Will Smith (not to be confused with the actor), is leaving the popular technology site to start a VR company.
“I can’t stop thinking about the potential of VR as a communication medium. To that end, I’m starting a company to test out some different ways to communicate in VR,” Smith wrote.