In Brief

Google created Blocks to allow users to design 3D objects in a 3D environment using virtual reality

Owners of the virtual reality headsets Oculus Rift and HTC Vive can try out Google’s newest VR app, Blocks. The app allows user to draw 3D models in a low-poly virtual environment using a variety of tools. These models can vary from a simple cube to a complex Japanese bonsai tree complete with its own planting pot.

There’s no end to what a user can create. Google wanted to develop a program that moves away from 2D screens traditionally used to render 3D objects to generate 3D objects in a 3D environment. When a user completes a creation, they can freely export it online, put it into other 3D scenes or post it on Google’s platform to make an animated GIF they can download.

The app was designed for both newcomers and those with keen artistic talent.

Google Blocks

Owners of the virtual reality headsets Oculus Rift and HTC Vive can try out Google’s newest VR app, Blocks. The app allows user to draw 3D models in a low-poly virtual environment using a variety of tools. These models can vary from a simple cube to a complex Japanese bonsai tree complete with its own planting pot.

There’s no end to what a user can create. Google wanted to develop a program that moves away from 2D screens traditionally used to render 3D objects to generate 3D objects in a 3D environment. When a user completes a creation, they can freely export it online, put it into other 3D scenes or post it on Google’s platform to make an animated GIF they can download.