Gravity Sketch is a design and creation app for the Oculus Quest that aims to provide a space where users can try out virtual reality as an alternative to their current work method.
Gravity Sketch allows anyone, from beginner to professional designer, to create anything they can think of but focuses on 3D modelling. This includes features such as importing models from other 3D modelling apps, using a selection of tools to make objects and shapes, working in a space with gravity on different axes, and painting with material textures. Gravity Sketch is initially free but after the first 10 projects, it becomes a paid service at $4.99 a month or $40 a year.
One of the main features Gravity Sketch offers is importing models from other 3D modelling apps – which users can do with ease. There are several auto-complete options for this that make it incredibly easy to import an object or model into your scene, where you have the ability to scale, rotate, and mirror it so it can fit nicely within your space. Gravity Sketch has a curated marketplace where people can buy 3D models. There are free options available but some of these aren’t high-quality or particularly useful for design purposes.
Another great feature is the gravity axis: you have the option to change the gravity to vertical, horizontal, or both. This allows you to perfectly align your objects to create a more visually appealing space.
There are multiple types of tools in Gravity Sketch: sculpting, mesh, boolean and freehand. These can be used for different functions such as creating shapes and models within the scene so they look realistic or adding materials such as metal or concrete.
The final feature is the material palette: this allows users to select and apply different materials and textures to models and objects so they look more aesthetically pleasing in your space. This is a crucial part of any design project so it’s good that Gravity Sketch has an easy-to-use system for this.
One of the main drawbacks of Gravity Sketch is that there are not many tutorials. This would be helpful for users who aren’t familiar with virtual reality or 3D design to understand how everything works. I also had some problems when I tried to load my own models into the space – it was difficult to get them in an upright position and have them look the way I intended.
Overall, Gravity Sketch is a good space for anyone to try virtual reality as an alternative form of design to see if it works for them. It has some helpful features that will ensure your models are set up properly when you’re in the scene but could use more tutorials and easy-to-use tools for importing objects.
Gravity Sketch is a great app for virtual reality design on the Oculus Quest that can help people get used to this new way of doing things. It has multiple tools that make it easy for beginners and professionals alike to create objects, models, and spaces within the scene. However, some more guidance on how to use the app to its fullest potential would be helpful, as well as ways for importing objects in a user-friendly way.