Modern Art

Virtually Real Exhibition from Royal Academy and HTC Vive

Virtually Real

‘Virtually Real’ is an art pop-up project coming to London’s Royal Academy in January 2017, featuring the HTC Vive VR set and 3D printing.

Virtual reality lets you experience a simulated world in a visually immersed, hands-on way. And now, for the first time ever, artworks created in VR can be brought to “life” using special 3D sculpting software. Could this be a new beginning for art as we know it?

Royal Academy third-year student Jessy Jetpacks, together with graduates Adham Faramawy and Elliot Dodd, are bringing their artwork to “reality” using the HTC Vive VR set

Their artwork is the first in the world combining virtual reality and 3D printing. The finished products will be on display at the Royal Academy of Art in London next year. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to appreciate these artistic creations in both their virtual and physical forms.

Do you see yourself as a futuristic artist? Then let the exhibition inspire you to create your own virtual reality masterpiece. Check out how 3D printing from VR works in the video below:

Virtually Real Exhibition With A 3D Printed Twist at Royal Acadamy

Adham, Elliot and Jessy all have a history of working with virtual technology, multimedia and apps. But this kind of virtually made art is a relatively new process. Needless to say, it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with. 

The artists use Kodon software together with Google’s Tilt Brush. This software allows users to paint in virtual 3D spaces, that visitors can then interact with.

Once you create your own masterpiece using TiltBrush, it gets saved and sent to you as a digital snapshot. You can then explore the 3D artwork installation.

In addition to being able to interact with the artwork live, you can also witness the entire creative process using playback technology from HTC Vive. Afterwards, you can appreciate the art both virtually and in real life thanks to the 3D printed models.

Does this sound cool to you? Then get your advanced ticket to the exhibition for £45. This also grants you 15 minutes with the HTC Vive technology.

That might not seem like a lot of time, but it could turn into an amazing evening of 3D printed artwork, dancing at the Keeper’s House, and drinking complimentary booze. What else do you need?

Keep in mind, this event is only open to “Friends” aged 16 and over. Also, make sure you read the terms and conditions on the Royal Academy website before you book a ticket.

Source: Royal Acadamy 

Virtually Real