Facebook has transferred ownership of Quill, a vr painting and animation tool, to Iñigo Quilez, its creator. Quilez has formed the company Smoothstep and renamed the app Quill by Smoothstep.
The new app is now available on Facebook’s Oculus Store, still for free. The original app will leave the store on October 18. It will no longer be supported by Oculus, and users will have to upload their work to Oculus Media Studio manually, not automatically. Quill content uploaded to Oculus Media Studio or published to Oculus TV (both before and after October 18) will still be available on Oculus for now.
In addition, Smoothstep has open-sourced both Quill Theater’s IMM immersive content distribution file format and an IMM player. Quill Theater will remain available on the Oculus Store for Quest and Quest 2, but it will be renamed VR Animation Player after October 18.