Google recently introduced a simple – yet powerful – tool to allow anyone to create objects for virtual reality. Here we’ll look at exactly what Google Blocks are and what you can do with them.
Blocks is a 3D object creation tool specifically designed for virtual reality. The new Block app from Google has been designed to make it as simple as possible for people to create their own object for VR environments.
Google has purposefully keep the type of objects that can be created with Blocks to simple polygonal shapes. This overcomes the process power issue that is encountered when rendering more complex objects. This allows Blocker makers to design and export their objects relatively quickly.
Blocks is designed to work with both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The objects are actually designed within a virtual reality environment using only six different tools. Despite the relatively simplicity of the concept and the tools provided, as anyone has played with lego knows the opportunity to build complex objects is endless.
You can learn more about Google Blocks here.