We’ve seen some pretty nifty uses for virtual reality since the Oculus Rift hit the scene, but nothing quite like Tilt Brush. At its core, the app is a 3D painting program. Boiling it down to that is a little disingenuous, though. Making art with the Rift looks absurdly cool and you aren’t limited to making a two-dimensional scene with Roy G. Biv — Tilt Brush allows for painting with light, smoke and stars too.
Virtual reality has so many applications beyond just games and boob grabbing simulators — you can also use it to make wonderful 3D art. Above is the trailer for Tiltbrush — a prototype VR painting simulator made by Skillman & Hackett. Not only does it let you paint virtually in 3D, it even lets you paint with giant swaths of light and smoke. It’s like a weird fusion of Rez and The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. I’m not sure what’s more impressive: the concept, the fact it’s VR or the cool-as-heck floating interface.