Animated 3D Avatars Can Be Controlled By Their Owner’s Face
Nito has created the ability to "become" an animated version of yourself online.
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.