Wacom revealed it’s engaged on a brand new stylus particularly for VR customers, permitting them to create extra correct and nuanced 3D drawings in VR.
The Wacom VR Pen is at the moment in improvement and isn’t but obtainable for shoppers — in actual fact, it’s solely listed on the Wacom for Builders website in the mean time. Whereas the pen does look near a remaining product, Wacom are most likely simply attempting to lift developer consciousness of the stylus, within the hope that they may implement assist for it on launch.
Wacom describes the gadget as a “a strain delicate stylus controller (VR pen), with monitoring system, designed for inventive professionals … excellent for ideating, sketching and drawing within the VR area, and helps the seamless workflow between 2D and 3D (VR).”
It seems to be visually much like different Wacom styli, besides with a big cylinder pushed by means of the center. This cylinder presumably gives extra ergonomic assist and gives simpler grip and management over motion when utilizing the pen in VR, on condition that there’s no bodily object that you just lean on whereas utilizing it. It additionally has an adjustable dial on the highest, which presumably offers you a fast solution to modify pen settings.
The pen will provide a strain delicate tip, which can change stroke thickness, and also will provide assist to be used with current Wacom tablets. The tablets can be utilized in VR as properly, so you’ll be able to swap between a mix of 3D drawing and 2D annotations or drawings made with the pill.
It should additionally consumer a impartial monitoring system that “works with main Head-Mounted Shows.” There’s no additional phrase on which headsets Wacom may be referring to, and the one graphic for the monitoring system is a patent-like design with three cameras.
This isn’t the primary VR stylus both — we noticed the same product from Logitech final 12 months, known as the ‘VR Ink’.
You’ll be able to learn extra concerning the Wacom VR Pen over on the Wacom for Builders website.
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