Open Collective
Open Collective

Icosa | Open Brush

Creating and maintaining Open Source replacements for Google Poly and Tilt Brush

About


Hello, we're Icosa! We're a global community of developers and artists creating open source replacements for Google Poly and Tilt Brush. 🖌🎨

We started development on the Icosa platform after learning Google was shutting down it's Poly platform, which allowed creators to share and remix works created in Google Blocks and Tilt Brush. We felt it was important to preserve and maintain such an important resource that many artists depend on for their livelihoods. 

Open Brush is a fork of Google's Tilt Brush, which was open sourced a few months after the Poly news. Our fork will focus on bringing all of the much-requested features from the community into one place, that anyone is free to modify or enhance!

Funding

Any funding received will currently be going towards server costs to host the site, API, and model storage of the Icosa platform. In the event that we start to receive more funds than required for general upkeep, we hope to be able to fund community arts projects that make use of Tilt Brush derivatives, e.g. EdTech and arts initiatives. 

Links

Ideas, feature requests, and code contribution are all forms of donation too! You can find us in the following places:
- Discord, our main community platform. We regularly host discussions about ideas and features, anyone is welcome to drop in!
- Open Brush Twitter
- Icosa Gallery Twitter
- GitHub
- Facebook Page

Our Goals


Open Brush
- Update and maintain the Tilt Brush source code, keeping the project up to date with the latest in XR developments.
- Develop a command API allowing any program to interface with Open Brush's creation suite.
- Add custom brush support, with a simple way to share new brushes with other creators
- Integrate seamlessly to the Icosa platform in place of Poly
- Create an updated version of the Unity Tilt Brush toolkit that works with custom brushes

Icosa
- Create a fully featured replacement site for Poly, allowing users to easily share their creations with the world
- 3D viewer for creations, including VR/AR support
- Deliver a robust API that anyone can access to integrate creations into their own apps
- Create an updated version of the Unity Poly toolkit that works with Icosa instead

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
M3 org

$5,078.72 USD since May 2022

2
Keith Bradner

$1,300 USD since Oct 2021

3
cedaring

$360 USD since Dec 2021

4
Tim Aidley

$315 USD since Mar 2021

5
CL @ 仙女資本

$300 USD since Sep 2022

6
Spaced Painter

$201.91 USD since Dec 2021

7
Alice.S

$200 USD since Oct 2022

8
Michael Dean Newton

$120 USD since Apr 2021

9
WillowmoonArt

$110 USD since Feb 2021

10
Dongsuk L

$110 USD since Feb 2021

11
Lee Mason

$100 USD since Apr 2021

12
Alberto Navarro

$100 USD since Oct 2021

13
Kairos

$100 USD since Nov 2021

14
CyberRäuber - Björn Lengers

$100 USD since May 2022

15
grrlrighter

$75 USD since Aug 2021

Organizations

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GitHub Sponsors

$570 USD since Apr 2021

Icosa | Open Brush is all of us

Our contributors 40

Thank you for supporting Icosa | Open Brush.

Peter

Admin

M3 org

$5,079 USD

https://m3org.com/

Keith Bradner

sponsor

$1,300 USD

cedaring

$360 USD

Tim Aidley

backer

$315 USD

CL @ 仙女資本

sponsor

$300 USD

Spaced Painter

$202 USD

Alice.S

$200 USD

Budget


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Credit from GitHub Sponsors to Icosa | Open Brush

+$12.00USD
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Added funds #594303
Monthly financial contribution to Icosa | Open Brush

Credit from cedaring to Icosa | Open Brush

+$30.00USD
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Contribution #506446
Monthly financial contribution to Icosa

Credit from Dongsuk L to Icosa | Open Brush

+$5.00USD
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Today’s balance

$7,719.12 USD

Total raised

$8,449.13 USD

Total disbursed

$730.01 USD

Estimated annual budget

$9,495.26 USD

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News from Icosa | Open Brush

Updates on our activities and progress.

2021 Retrospective and Open Brush 1.0!

Hello everyone, Mike here, and hello to 2022! The last year has been an amazing time for Tilt Brush, now set free into the hands of the community. I’d like to take this opportunity to review the year we’ve just had, and look forward to what...
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Published on January 8, 2022 by Mike Nisbet

Oculus Rift release and 0.4.0

Hi everyone! Mike from the Icosa team here. We're pleased to announce we have just launched on the Oculus Rift store!...
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Published on August 12, 2021 by Mike Nisbet

Open Brush 0.2.0 Released!

0.2.0 focuses on adding back a lot of the functionality that was removed from the original Tilt Brush codebase for release. Both PlatformsRe-added Sketchfab loginRe-added Google/Poly login (note: uploading to Poly isn't possible as it uses...
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Published on March 8, 2021 by Mike Nisbet