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January 14th, 2022
10 Relaxing VR Painting Apps (2022)
VR Painting is a breathtaking experience that’s surprisingly calm and realistic. There’s been people who have been able to create masterpieces inside of VR!
If you’re wondering:
Can you learn to paint in VR?
What’s the difference between VR painting and real life painting?
What are some drawings which people have done in VR?
I cover everything you need to know about VR Painting here.
1. Vermillion ($19.99)
Vermillion is the most realistic oil painting app in VR and the one I recommend most!
You can mix/combine colors, adjust how hard you’re pressing the brush to the canvas and even use a projector to overlay an image to the canvas so you can follow along!
It’s suitable for both beginners and pros. If you know nothing about art, Vermillion has an in-built browser where you can watch online lessons on how to paint (Bob Ross and Stuart Davies are two my favorites).
If you’re already a pro, you can just play some relaxing music on the browser 🙂
There’s options to export your painting in 8K quality too! See the art that others have created here.
Overall this is my number one recommended app if you have a VR ready PC. The only downside is that it’s not available on Quest Store, only Steam Store and Rift Store for now.
2. Open Brush (FREE)
Google’s Tilt Brush has been made open source, and Open Brush is a fork of Tilt Brush. They’re basically the same app, but Open Brush is free with more features, and is still being actively developed.
For this reason, if you see Tilt Brush on the store, don’t bother buying it.
Open Brush allows you to paint in the 3D VR space as opposed to Vermillion’s brush to canvas 2D art. You can create 3D objects and even add some animation effects to them. There’s a wide variety of brushes to choose from ranging from normal paint brushes to glitter effects and flame effects.