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Check out Labs or experimental features

To try out new or experimental features, you can open up the Labs panel. Here you will find some of the latest additions to Tilt Brush.

Accessing the Labs panel

  1. On your paint palette, swipe to the Tools panel and select More.
  2. Select Labs
  3. Select a Lab from the panel to try out new features. 

Add a reference image or 3D model

If you want to see an image or 3D model while you paint in Tilt Brush, you can add it to your scene. You can move, change, or delete reference images.

Add a reference image

  1. On a computer, copy a PNG or JPG file to Documents/Tilt Brush/Media Library/Images.
  2. In Tilt Brush under Tools, go to MoreMedia Library > Images.
  3. Switch between selecting images and models using the icons in the top left.

Add a 3D model

  1. On a computer, copy .obj files to Documents/Tilt Brush/Media Library/Models.
  2. In Tilt Brush under Tools, go to the bottom panel and select More > Labs > Media Library > Models.
  3. Switch between selecting images and models using the icons in the top left.

Move an image or model: Position your controller on the image, press and hold a grip button on the side of your controller. Then, drag the image to the new location and release the grip button.

Resize an image or model: With your controllers near the image, press and hold both grip buttons. Then, move the controllers farther apart or closer together.

Remove an image or model: With your controller near the reference image, press and hold a grip button. Then, flick the controller away from your body and release the grip button.

Adjust your scene's lighting and backdrop

You can modify your scene's lighting position/color and backdrop color gradient, using the respective panels found in the More menu.

Custom lighting

  • The sun is your primary light, and it casts shadows.
  • The sun is the brighter light.
  • The moon is your secondary light, it doesn’t cast shadows.
  • The fill light floods the scene with an equal distribution of color and light. It's effects are most easily seen in the shadow color of your scene.
  • You can grab and move the sun and moon by selecting with the trigger.
  • You can change the color of all three light sources.
  • The lighting effect is best observed on environments with a ground and object (i.e. pedestal), and in those sketches where there are at least a few strokes.
  • The sphere the lights pivot around can be used as a representation/quick preview for placement of lights in the world.
  • Custom lights save with sketches.

 Custom backdrop

  • You can grab anywhere on the backdrop sphere to move or turn it by selecting with the trigger
  • The backdrop sphere represents the sky dome (skybox) in the world. 
  • You can change the backdrop gradient by selecting different colors. 
  • You can change the fog intensity by adjusting the slider, and you can change the color by clicking on the fog rectangle. 
  • You can reset your environment at any time by reloading it from the environment panel.
  • Custom environments save with sketches,
  • Some environments already have textured sky dome. In that case, you will be prompted to turn off that custom skybox before you can modify it.

Play Tiltasaurus with your friends

Tiltasaurus is a virtual reality game where your friends can guess what you're drawing in Tilt Brush. To play Tiltasaurus:

  1. In Tilt Brush under Tools, go to MoreLabs > Tiltasaurus.
  2. The player wearing the headset will see a card with a word or phrase to draw. 
  3. The player who is not wearing the headset will see a category displayed on the computer desktop, but will not see the word or phrase on the card.
  4. As the player in the headset begins to draw, the player looking at the desktop can guess the word or phrase. 
  5. Once they guess correctly, you can switch and start again. Clear the current drawing and get a new word or phrase by hitting Refresh on the card.