Create animated stories in Virtual Reality. Making scenes and animating characters becomes fun and simple with Tvori.
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Positive (35) - 82% of the 35 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 25, 2016

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Note: This Early Access software is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to use this software in its current state, then you should wait to see if it progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“To get feedback and shape Tvori by the needs of the creators.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“From one to four years.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“It should be easier to create 3D content, possible to collaborate seamlessly and share quickly.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“You can build scenes and character using a set of objects from the library or import models, objects and sounds; draw in 3D; animate in real-time; animate using keyframe; work with sounds on a timeline and in space; record sounds on a microphone inside VR; make photos and videos within Tvori.”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Cost may change as Tvori matures.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We invite you to ask questions. You will get an answer that may solve your problem and will make us aware of needed functionality and improvements.”
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June 7

Tvori Update—Customize Materials with a New Materializer Tool

With this update we release Materializer. It's a new tool that allows to customize materials and apply them to objects.
You can switch between 3 types of materials and change their properties. By using the material panel, you can go from a matt, dark material to a shiny, bright one, to a shadowless, solid colored material in seconds.

From the right side of the material panel, you can apply the material (excluding a color) to all objects on a scene or set it as a default material for all new objects that you get from Shelf.

We replaced the old painting case (Paint & Color) with Materializer. So the drawing tools now live in Materializer.

Check a new scene in Tvori that showcases materials made with Materializer.

Material Pen
When you press on the color palette, color slots or a material orb you get a material pen in your hand that can apply a given material and its color to objects on a scene. If you press on a button with a pipette icon on the controller, the pen empties and it becomes possible to pick material properties from objects instead of applying them. You can switch between several modes of the material pen to work only with a color, or all material properties excluding the color. It's handy for when you want to colorize objects without changing all of their material properties and vice versa.
When you take the pen from the color palette or color slots, it works in "colors only" mode, so when you apply the pen to objects—it applies only the color.

All improvements & fixes
Added a Materializer tool that allows creating and setup custom materials; apply a material to all objects on a scene; set material as default for new objects from object Shelf.

Added Material Pen to pick and apply materials.

Camera Tool. When post effects are off—boom also turns off.

Object Shelf. Added a handle under the shelf.

Point lights and projectors visualize as spheres when they are small enough.

Fixed inability to import new objects from a project folder after taking a photo while Shelf was open and in some cases after adding new files to the project.

Fixed occasional appearance of "Create new project" when trying to switch to an existing project from the 2D menu.

Made Locker ignore the grid at the floor level, making locking & unlocking of objects more reliable.

Made it possible to move in space while holding an object.
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April 25

Tvori Update, v0.4—Puppet's Proportions and Tvori Player

With this update, we are introducing advanced Puppet customization. It is now possible to change body proportions and create unique characters. You can find inspiration from 5 new customized puppet's on our Shelf and get an idea for what kind of characters you can create.

This video shows how to change the proportions and work with brand new Puppet's Control Panel:

Also, with the current update, you can export not only animation, 360 or 2D videos but also your complete VR experience! This is our very first version of the future Tvori Player!

We updated the logic for locators. You can now use locator as additional control points for your puppet animation when a puppet is in the animation mode (Locked).
This should help a lot for facial animation, like eyes/eyebrows, animation of wings, fingers, etc. You are linking a locator to the required bone, Lock puppet for animation, and animate it as you used to do with existent control points.

What have been improved

  • The functionality to change body proportions of puppets. Make elves, gnomes, and Slender men
  • A control panel for puppets with a bunch of buttons that help to customize
  • Optional controls for knees that you can enable from the control panel
  • Locators in a puppet are always active now even when the puppet is locked for changes. It will be easier to make custom controls for facial animation and other features on puppets
  • An ability to set a puppet in the T-pose with a single button click
  • The IK system is more optimized now. You can have more puppets on a scene
  • 5 customized puppets on the shelf to give you an idea what kind of characters you can make

VR Player
  • Functionality to export scenes as dedicated VR experiences that exist in separate executable programs that you can run independently of Tvori
  • Options to make a VR Player run in VR (Steam, Oculus) and in 2D

  • The interactive tutorial now has more videos inside that should make it easier to understand how to do certain things that tutorial asks to do
  • Tutorial has less internal errors that were interrupting people or making it not possible to complete the tutorial
Presentation in Play Views
  • A switch between cameras and play views with left and right arrow keys
  • When playing from a play view, pressing the left and right key switches you between other play views on a scene. Makes it possible to guide people in a presentation or a story

General improvements
  • When you're in a play or record mode connections between objects are hidden
  • Gizmos are faster now when selecting groups objects
  • Link visualizations are more optimized now. When there's a lot of objects with lots of links Tvori should run faster than before
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“Tvori is the most impressive piece of VR creation software I’ve tried since Google’s Tilt Brush”

“Animating a project is more streamlined than ever before”

“This could be the future of animation for the next generation of crerators”

About This Software

Tvori is a VR storytelling and animation tool focused on making content creation in VR accessible, so you can test your ideas, create scenes, animate, and make characters come alive all within VR using straightforward, intuitively designed tools. Prior knowledge of 3D content creation is not required to get started creating in Tvori, and it’s easy to learn as you go! You can use Tvori to complete animated stories or use it as a tool for fast story prototyping, creation of animatics or movie previsualization.

Tvori has a library of simple shapes, props, and effects to use in your creations. Also, to speed up animation and the art creation process, we support import of objects, images and sounds.
If you’re a storyteller and just want to experiment with VR without the steep learning curve of complicated 3D software, a real-time animation mode is available. If you are a professional animator or a technical artist and want to have a full control over your animation, you can select a keyframe animation mode.

Tvori supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows MR.

Build a scene like this using simple shapes from the library and several brush strokes:

The house was made out of a bunch of stretched and colored cubes. The scene is based on Mustafa Gundam's illustration.

Create characters:

Based on Natasha Floksy's illustration.

Make scenes of different styles using primitives along with props from the library:

The top left scene is based on Quan Pham Tung's illustration.

Draw in 3D with virtual markers, brushes, and pencils:

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
    • Processor: CPU: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 570
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
    • Processor: CPU: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 32 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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