Here´s a list of all the software that allow you to create Artwork in Virtual Reality.
I try to keep the descriptions as short and on point as I can so we all can spend more time creating awesome stuff instead of scrolling and clicking through a wall of text 🙂

These tools change all the time so  feel free to ping me anytime you see a cool new piece of software or a major update of an existing one via Twitter or the contact form. All the artwork displayed is created by me.

Google´s Tilt Brush


Paint in 3D space with a wide variety of brushes to choose from. Available for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
Features: import 3D models, and Images, 360° Video Capture for Youtube, Built in Video Streaming for Youtube and Twitch

Bundled with every HTC Vive or buy via Steam or Oculus Home

 

BLOCKS

3D Low Poly Modeling inside VR. Focus on fast, intuitive and productive asset creation for anyone. You need zero 3D Software knowledge. Somehow the team at Google managed to distill the complex task of creating 3D assets into something everyone can casually pick up. Interface Designers that are still working out Virtual Reality can learn a lot from here. Minimal, fast, self explanatory.

Blocks VR Low Poly Modeling vrhuman

Free for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Oculus Medium

Very powerful Zbrush style VR sculpting tool for the Oculus rift.
Features: Layers, Texturing via “Airbrush”, create custom tools and prefabs, in-app Video Recorder

Free with activation of Oculus Touch. Otherwise  30$ at Oculus Home

ANIMVR

“FRAME BY FRAME ANIMATION IN VR

ANIMVR™ enables users to draw & animate in VR, providing a set of tools based on concepts used in traditional animation: like frames, onionskin, multiple timelines etc.” – nvrmind.io

This is one amazing piece of software from a team of very nice people that I met on CeBit 2017.

Gravity Sketch VR

Cool Software that is streamlined towards efficient creation of symmetric geometry. Ideal for creating quick sketches that are 3D printable

Features: wide variety of symmetry options, lightweight geometry. direct export to Sketchfab.com

Early Access January 2017 on Steam

A-Painter

Mozilla managed to build a awesome Tilt Brush like VR painting application that runs in your browser through the power of webVR. No installation required!

Artwork coming soon

No costs! Free!

VoxVR

“VoxVR is a creative tool to create awesome 3D-models and voxel-art. Its a lot easier and more fun to build 3D objects in 3D space than on a 2D screen.”

One of the best VR Voxel Tools out there, made by a team from Munich/Germany

Artwork coming soon

Steam

Kodon

Sculpting tool similar to Medium or Zbrush with the difference that this is the only Virtual Reality sculpting tool for the HTC Vive right now. Still in development but has huge potential.

Artwork coming soon

Buy on Steam