Check out Labs features
To try out newer features, you can open up the Labs panel. Here you will find some of the latest additions to Open Brush.
If you're really interested in cutting edge features then you might also want to look at installing alternate or experimental builds.

Accessing the Labs panel

  1. 1.
    Make sure you are in Advanced Mode.
  2. 2.
    Below your palette, go to the Menu panel and select "More Options...".
  3. 3.
    On your paint palette, swipe to the Tools panel and select More.
  4. 4.
    Select Labs.
  5. 5.
    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 Open Brush, you can add it to your scene. You can move, change, or delete reference images.

Add a reference image

  1. 1.
    On a computer, copy a PNG or JPG file to Documents/Open Brush/Media Library/Images.
  2. 2.
    In Open Brush, make sure you are in Advanced Mode.
  3. 3.
    Go to the Menu panel (below your palette) and select "More Options..." > Labs > Local Media Library > Local Images.
  4. 4.
    Switch between selecting images and models using the icons in the top left.
Add a 3D model
  1. 1.
    On a computer, copy .obj files to Documents/Open Brush/Media Library/Models.
  2. 2.
    In Open Brush, make sure you are in Advanced Mode.
  3. 3.
    Go to the Menu panel (below your palette) and select "More Options..." > Labs > Local Media Library > Local Models.
  4. 4.
    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.
Pin an image or model: While holding your selection with the grip, pull the trigger to pin. Alternatively, you can use the Pin tool to pin images, models, or guides.
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.

Play Tiltasaurus with your friends

Tiltasaurus is a virtual reality game where your friends can guess what you're drawing in Open Brush. To play Tiltasaurus:
  1. 1.
    In Open Brush, make sure you are in Advanced Mode.
  2. 2.
    Go to the Menu panel (below your palette) and select "More Options..." > Labs > Tiltasaurus.
  3. 3.
    The player wearing the headset will see a card with a word or phrase to draw.
  4. 4.
    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.
  5. 5.
    As the player in the headset begins to draw, the player looking at the desktop can guess the word or phrase.
  6. 6.
    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.
  7. 7.
    Adding Tiltasaurus.json to the Documents/Open Brush folder will let you add your own list of words.