Have you ever wanted to create your own digital alter ego? With Avatar Creator, the cross-platform 3D character application developed by HTC, it's easier than ever! With the free avatar maker and a vast array of customization options, VIVERSE allows users to create a digital alter ego in virtual reality. Everything from your face and hair to the shape and color of your eyes! It's fun, easy, and a great way to prepare for the future of technology. In this article, we'll provide a comprehensive guide on how to create your own avatar and import unique avatars into VIVERSE!
Digital Alter Egos
There are so many options to choose from when it comes to creating your digital self or alter ego. You can be anyone you want to be! You can be a celebrity, a superhero or princess, a cartoon character, or a glorified version of yourself...the list goes on! You might even find something unique like an alien or monster! Wherever your imagination takes you, create your own character, and design multiple Avatars to your liking!
Avatars are the characters you can create and utilize in VIVERSE. They come in all shapes and sizes, with different types of bodies and personalities. You can customize your Avatars however you want to and can make them unique but also fit into your desired scenario.
How to Create Your Unique Avatar
Get Inspired and Choose an Avatar Version
Go to the Avatar page and follow the prompts to create your Avatar or upload a VRM file. Think about the characteristics and traits you want your alter ego to embody and reflect those qualities. You can start by thinking of a name and brainstorming what kind of virtual avatar would represent your alter ego.
Next, select one of the four VR avatar versions that best suits your needs:
Realistic avatars are a great option for making your virtual self instantly recognizable. These are high-quality avatars that represent real people, with realistic facial expressions and body movements. Just take a selfie or load an existing photo on the VIVE Avatar app, a realistic avatar creator available on Google Play and the App Store and let it generate your digital twin! Once you create an avatar from your photo you can then adjust its hairstyle, skin color, body shape, and outfit. They're perfect for video conferencing, online meetings, and other professional purposes.
Character avatars are cartoonish versions of Avatars that offer an in-between appearance of a realistic and cartoon-style avatar. You can create your own character and customize their appearance by changing their hair color or style, eye color, clothes, and more! Use the 3D Avatar Creator available on VIVERSE for casual communication with friends or family members in the metaverse.
A VRM file provides a way for VIVERSE users to upload a 3D model to use as their Avatar. This is a great option if you want to use something like an anime avatar character or a 3D model from another platform’s VR avatar maker. If you don’t have a VRM avatar yet, we've got you covered! You can download the avatars, outfits, and accessories in VRM format from VRoid Hub or create your own avatar using VRoid Studio. We suggest that you follow this handy guide: Preparing Your VRM Avatar for VIVERSE. Reminder: You must install the UniVRM package in Unity before you continue. As soon as you have finished preparing your VRM avatar, all that is left is to do is upload it. Just drag and drop your VRM file into VIVERSE and you’re ready to go.
Activate Your Avatar in Your Starter World
VIVERSE is the perfect place to start your digital journey. You can use your favorite avatar creator and experiment with it until you find one that feels like it belongs to you. The best part about avatars is that they allow us to explore our creativity and imagine what our future selves might look like. Remember to check out our Starter World tutorial to give your Avatar a place to be!
Then enter new Worlds with your custom avatar and explore to your heart's content!