Interacting with a fake reality in a creative and artistic manner has become a popular activity over the last six months; take for example Medium (for the Oculus Rift) and Tiltbrush. Now Tenk Labs have released an early access version of their game Kodon, exclusively for the HTC Vive.
Kodon allows users to freely shape objects in 1:1 room scale. Players can create physical objects in VR, using the physical properties of the room in which your HTC Vive is located. This allows the user to use real-world desks and tools for stability and precision in the 3D sculpting process.
Sculpting in virtual reality
In essence Kodon allows users to freely shape objects using a 1:1 room scale, perfect for 3D modelling fans. You can spend your time casually interacting with various materials or slowly create magnificent sculptures. Accurate VR sculpting is done thanks to the HTC VIVE’s Motion controllers. Although not released as a professional application those more serious about modelling can import existing meshes from a large number of 3D applications (using the .obj format).
Its not yet a fully developed polished product however we’re sure the developers will iron out any bugs on release. Look out for its full release sometime in July 2016 however the early access version has been getting some very positive feedback on STEAM …
- “This is really promising for the future, an awesome thing to use in VR. Can’t wait to play with the full version“.
- “As a 3D artist I have always thought to myself that it would be so cool to model a 3D object with the ease and intuitivness of the real world, well the thought seem to have turn into reality“.
- “If you are into sculpting and have been waiting on a app like Medium then this is what you are looking for. It is very simple in its approach. I can’t wait to see how it develops“.
Recommended requirements: OS: Windows 10 / Processor: Intel i7-6700K / Memory: 16 GB RAM