Oct. 1, 2014 | By Alec

This preview will likely interest everyone who ever dabbles in 3D printing, but will be especially interesting for those of you who love 3D printing, but dislike the endless process of sculpting, editing and cleaning up 3D designs.

For a team of developers is currently working on a very interesting combination of the Oculus Rift and Razer's handheld Hydra motion controllers: the VRClay. The preview suggests that they are working on a design method that looks and feels very natural – at least far more natural than messing around with a mouse and keyboard. The idea is that it will allow users to interact with virtual clay with their own hands, which make sculpting easier and more fun!

Check out this very cool clip of the VRClay in action:

While little information has actually been released, the latest YouTube clip by the VRClay team show one of their designers easily, flexibly and wonderfully creating and editing impressive 3D shapes. While they are clearly using a lot more hardware than simply an Oculus Rift and Hydra motion controllers, this it is already a very promising device.

And while little can be said with any certainty about the software used, options that are available or the level of detail that can be achieved, an image of a 3D printed teddy bear that surfaced on their YouTube page suggests that they renderings can already be 3D printed.

Sadly, however, the team behind the VRClay looks to be anything but ready for primetime. Be sure to check out their webpage, though that doesn't share any extra information beyond this sneak peak. We will have to stay patient, though this very cool preview alone is sure to create some buzz. We will keep you updated about this very exciting and promising method to create 3D designs.

Posted in 3D Design

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matt wrote at 10/2/2014 6:48:14 PM:

Now that's awesome.

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