Animated 3D Avatars Can Be Controlled By Their Owner’s Face

technology

Nito has created the ability to "become" an animated version of yourself online.

Rachel Pincus
  • 15 may 2014

Now that ‘instant digital cosplay’ has been made possible with tracking equipment that most people probably have – just a computer or mobile device with a webcam – the market is heating up. Earlier this year we heard of Facerig, an Indiegogo-funded project that will cater to gamers through the Steam network. Now a more widely distributed platform for chatting as a 3D avatar is about to come to iOS. Nito can transpose users’ facial movements and mannerisms onto 12 different 3D avatars and use them to send 15-second video messages. The messages are designed to work with nine different social media and messaging platforms so far, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, SMS and email.

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