A guide to virtual reality creation apps

Wednesday 9th June, 2021 - Bruce Sterling

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“From sculpting to animating, there’s a range of software for creating in VR. However, with how fast the industry changes, figuring out where to start can be daunting, so we compiled this list.


“Note that the type of hardware you have might determine which apps you can use. For instance, all the apps mentioned here require headsets with six degrees of freedom (6DoF)—like the Oculus Rift S/Quest, HTC Vive, and Valve Index—which track both your rotation and position in 3D space as opposed to headsets with three degrees of freedom (3DoF)—like the Oculus Go—which only track your rotation.  Also, most apps require VR-ready PCs to run and some are tied to specific app ecosystems. If you need a VR hardware guide, the folks at Gravity Sketch wrote a detailed blog postto help you get started.


“So without further ado, here’s a few VR art-making software you might want to try (in no particular order):”


(Quill, Tvori, AnimVR, Gravity Sketch, Oculus Medium as recently purchased from Facebook by Adobe, etc)