AWN | 09.09.16

Sketchfab and Google VR Join Forces To Improve Sharing of Tilt Brush 3D Content

By Jennifer Wolfe

Google VR has launched version 7 of its popular VR creation tool, bringing several key updates to artists around the world including model imports and rotation and resize tools. During the development of the latest version, the Google team worked closely with the 3D/VR engineers at Sketchfab to improve the FBX file format output to ensure that work created in VR can be easily uploaded to Sketchfab.

Now, on Sketchfab.com, models exported from Tilt Brush are automatically recognized and key parameters are set to ensure that work viewable in 3D and VR at Sketchfab.com or via embeds anywhere on the web resemble the work seen within Tilt Brush as closely as possible.

Here is an export test from Tilt Brush to Sketchfab of the sketch “Air Shark” by Matthew Elliott. It demonstrates how improvements in the Tilt Brush Update 7 release preserve many important material properties like bloom, opacity, colors and textures when uploading to Sketchfab.

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