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Watch A Disney Artist Showcase The Platform's Non-Gaming Application By Drawing In Virtual Reality

by Kyle Hilliard on Sep 12, 2015 at 08:46 AM

When we think VR, we typically think of the platform's video game applications. Seeing Disney artist Glen Keane draw using VR reminds that there's potential outside of immersive interactive experiences.

Glen Keane has been an artist with Disney for years with his name attached to films like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Tarzan, and Tangled among others. In the video below, he explores the idea of drawing in a 3D space that the artist inhabits. Obviously, with 3D animation, artists have been drawing in a 3D space for years, but VR offers the first opportunity for an artist to physically step inside that space to draw, and the results are impressive.

It's easy to get hyperbolic when it comes to VR, but seeing Keane's art and hearing him ask, "What does this mean for the future of storytelling?" does inspire some exciting speculation. There's going to be more to VR than just cool video games, and it's easy to forget that.

[Source: The Future of Storytelling on Vimeo]