On May 11th I was honored to give a lightening talk at Creative Tech Week around my artist journey with the Google Tiltbrush as part of my 5 day “VRaycation“.
This fish is the first thing I made in Tiltbrush; I talked about the shift from object creation / CAD mindset, to a world building one.
The narrative explored how, as an experienced 2- and 3D artist I was exploring Tiltbrush’s “special sauce”; how each medium has something it’s particularly good for, and my journey to find it.
Hint: it involved giving up on precision, somewhat of a challenge for a CAD artist – but, as I said in the presentation, it’s like karaoke: you’ll have much more fun, and the results will be far better, if you give up any attempts at being good. Plus, think about building worlds – not objects, something I surprised myself by doing initially (there’s a universe to play with, why am I making a fish?!)
For those who are curious, I ultimately ended up creating a world based on a 16th century Persian artwork, and titled it “My Garden of Eden” – complete with a handsome date in a turban (because who wants to be alone in the Garden of Eden?!). It’s the last thing I made, on day 5 of my HTC Vive rental. Enjoy! – I’m particularly happy with the birds.
A heartfelt thank you to Hello World Communications in New York for the wonderful full room-scale HTC Vive I used (they even threw in a laptop! Their customer service is amazing) and of course, to Isabel Draves of Creative Tech Week for including me in this year’s lineup.
A video of my talk hasn’t yet been released, but when it is I will post it here as well.