Digital Paintings Made With Oculus Rift VR

We’ve still never experienced the top-of-the-line virtual reality experience that comes with Oculus Rift. Aside from some hilarious Google Cardboard trials, VR is still somewhat a mystery to us.

But some artists are already using the medium to create new forms of art. Indeed, the painting and modeling program made for Oculus is itself called Medium. German artist and designer Vincent Schwenk has some fascinating digital art that he calls ‘blobs’. They are certainly abstract and expressionist in manner, but show the incredible potential of using a virtual world to create three dimensional paintings.  Moving around a canvas, inspecting things from a variety of angles, this virtual painting can then be modeled and textured with more traditional 3D software. The result is beautifully detailed and entirely unique.  We imagine the software is quite tricky to master, and it’s unclear what type of new masterpieces might still be realized with this new format. But Schwenk’s work is interesting from a technical and artistic perspective. Via Behance:

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

Interesting blobs and forms created in virtual reality.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

Modeling in a physical 3D environment allows for a lot of creative freedom.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

We’re impressed by the huge level of detail possible with the system.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

Clear items collide with strange pastel forms.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

Some of the work looks like an electron scanning microscope, details of germs or microbes.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

A stylish and entirely abstracted group of forms.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

Great color and detail rendered out.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

Note the subtle texture on these forms.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

A spiraling collection of abstracted forms.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

Floating jelly blobs creating a swirl.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

Interesting texture in these renders.

oculus rift vr art // moss and fog

More detail of these renders.

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