Oculus Medium makes VR the perfect tool for 3D printing your dreams

The last thing anyone expected from virtual reality was the ability to create things that can live in the real world, but that’s exactly what Oculus delivered last week with the release of Oculus Medium.

Although we’ve shown how the app allows you to sculpt in VR — in the same vein as Google’s paint-in-midair VR app Tilt Brush — what may not be obvious to many is that anything you create in the app can instantly exported to an .obj file (the standard format for virtual 3D objects) that can then be sent to most 3D printers for fabrication.

And, just like that, VR has cleared perhaps the number one hurdle that has stymied many would-be 3D-printing enthusiasts: the often steep learning curve associated with traditional 3D apps.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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