Today we released our biggest Quill update to date: Animation tools!
Our mission with Quill has always been enabling creative people to make beautiful, rich, three-dimensional drawings in VR. Starting today, artists can bring those drawings to life directly in Quill for the first time with new animation tools and VR-native workflows, including support for free frame-by-frame redrawing, copy-and-re-pose animation, an animation brush, and more.
These tools open the door for a whole new kind of storytelling, with VR characters who move and perform in scenes and environments that are more alive than ever. Inspired by the early hand-drawn animation of the 1920’s, but powered up with modern technology and native VR workflows, Quill animation brings a new level of freedom to artists in this rapidly emerging medium.
We’ve already seen some incredible artwork created with Quill, including the Emmy-nominated Dear Angelica. But with today’s new animation tools, production time for projects like this will be slashed dramatically. While testing the tools, our resident artist, Goro Fujita, was able to complete his animated short film ‚Beyond the Fence‘ in just three weeks, an undertaking that could have lasted over a year with traditional 3D animation software.
We can’t wait to see what VR artists will create with the power of these new tools in their hands. And this is just the beginning. We’re working on many more Quill updates and features, including the ability to discover and watch animated Quill stories in Facebook Spaces with friends. People naturally want to share the experience of enjoying art with someone else, and social VR will open the door to a brand new kind of co-immersive, 3D entertainment. Today’s Quill animation tools are one step toward that future as they empower artists to push the boundaries of VR-native storytelling — to invent a new kind of narrative that’s not just compellingly watchable, but fully immersive and perfect to be shared together.
Artists — Please share your Quill creations with us, and you can find more information at the links below:
Quill website: https://quill.fb.com/
Details on today’s new features: https://quill.fb.com/features
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