12 Tools for Painting, Sculpting, & Animating in VR

Though gaming is likely VR’s most visible use-case so far, it’s capable of so much more. Creatives are using VR for a wide range of artistic endeavors including painting, drawing, 3D modeling & sculpting, animating and more. If you’re interested in exploring your creativity in VR, here’s 11 tools worth checking out.

Added Adobe Substance 3D Modeler and details on its closed beta to the list.

First, here’s a quick breakdown of the tools and their capabilities, so that you can hone in on what kind of creative tool you’re looking for the VR headset of your choice. A note about the ‘Feature Focus’ categories below: while many of these tools may support all of the features in limited ways, we marked each based on the workflows they primarily cater to.

Platforms

Feature Focus

Quest PC VR PSVR Drawing Modeling Animation
Tilt Brush
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✖ ✖
Dreams
✖ ✖ ✔ ✖ ✔ ✔
Quill
✖ ✔ ✖ ✔ ✖ ✔
Adobe Medium
✖ ✔ ✖ ✖ ✔ ✖
Kingspray Graffiti
✔ ✔ ✖ ✔ ✖ ✖
Gravity Sketch
✔ ✔ ✖ ✖ ✔ ✖
Tvori
✖ ✔ ✖ ✖ ✔ ✔
AnimVR
✖ ✔ ✖ ✔ ✖ ✔
Blocks
✖ ✔ ✖ ✖ ✔ ✖
SculptVR
✔ ✔ ✔ ✖ ✔ ✖
Masterpiece VR
✖ ✔ ✖ ✖ ✔ ✔
Adobe Substance 3D Modeler (closed beta)
✖ ✔ ✖ ✖ ✔ ✖

That’s the short and skinny, below you can check out more info on each tool to get a better idea what they, what skill level they’re built for, and their cost.

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