At the Sundance Festival today, Oculus launched a new virtual reality application that harnesses the motion controlled accuracy of the company’s Oculus Touch controllers to let you paint in virtual 3D space. The results, are quite impressive looking.
Tilt Brush was and is the unlikely hit in the HTC Vive’s early line up of titles. The experience made full use of the SteamVR motion controllers and HTC’s encouragement to move freely in VR.
Now, Oculus have released footage of a new application named ‘Quill’, a tool developed by Oculus Story Studios specifically to ease creation of VR experiences, within VR. The tool was built for OSS’s brand new VR film experience Angelica, which also debuts at Sundance this week. Oculus told us that:
“The Story Studio team built Quill, an internal production tool, that allows illustrators to paint entire scenes in VR using Oculus Touch. This technique frees artists from the traditional flat canvas of pen and paper and lets them create directly in VR.”
Road to VR’s Chris Madsen went hands on with the new application, and had this to say:
“…you can make the point of your virtual pen/brush really really small for extremely fine detail. I was painting all kinds of detail in an inch square space.”
We’ll have more on Quill and Oculus Story Studio’s brand new VR film Angelica, soon.