Human avatars to interact in VR

AltspaceVR Adds Humanity With New Avatars


Social service AltspaceVR is taking a big step adding a slew of new avatars including a diverse set of male and female humans. The Redwood City-based company started with robot avatars for people to occupy as an easy way of representing the limited amount of movement data available from an Oculus DK2. Along with the diverse humans, Altspace also added a few new robots, too. Human avatars are a big challenge because of technical constraints, but apps like Daydream Blue and Oculus Social have settled on simple cartoon-like avatars that do a good job of communicating head movements without feeling too awkward. ….[READ]



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