Oculus Quill

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Oculus Quill
Logo of Oculus Quill.png
Developer(s)Oculus VR
Initial releaseNovember 29, 2016
Operating system
Available inEnglish
Type3D computer graphics

Oculus Quill is a painting and animation software for virtual reality. It runs on Microsoft Windows with Oculus Rift headsets. It's used to create 3D paintings and animated cartoons.

Quill was released on November 29, 2016 on the Oculus Store[1].


Quill was originally developed by Oculus Story Studio as an internal tool for the creative needs of the studio's project Dear Angelica[2][3] directed by Saschka Unseld along with its art-director Wesley Allsbrook[4].


The software works on Oculus Rift utilizing its 6DoF motion controllers. Users can paint in 3D space using their hands naturally, and animate those paintings with keyframes. They can also capture videos and photos of their creations.


Dear Angelica is a VR story fully painted in Quill was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2017[5].


  1. ^ "Quill". Oculus. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  2. ^ VR, Oculus. "The Origin of Quill and What it Can Do—Beta Available at Touch Launch". Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  3. ^ "Oculus is giving away its mesmerizing VR painting tool, Quill". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  4. ^ "Dear Angelica Is the Film—and Filmmaking Tool—VR Needs". WIRED. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  5. ^ "Dear Angelica". Television Academy. Retrieved 2018-11-04.