Monday, December 21, 2009

Transportable Avatars Today: Video Tour of Evolver and the Many Worlds

Now that the smoke has cleared a bit from last week's intra-blog conversation about digital property, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to share some of the fun I've been having with Evolver.  You can create avatars on their site for free and export them to other platforms including:
  • Wonderland
  • RealXtend
  • VastPark
  • FriendsHangout
  • Animeeple
  • Mixamo
  • Source Data for 3D Software
  • Many others
Some exports are free. Others require payment, for instance $39 US for the 3D model source data.

At this time, you can either start with their library of avatars or build your own from a photo of a face. After a couple of hours playing around with their photo import and avatar morphing interface, I haven't been able to duplicate my Second Life appearance, but it's in the general ballpark. What I would love to see in the future is a means to import OpenSim/Second Life avatar xml files and textures.

Anyway, it's a brilliant concept. Here's a video that gives a quick run through of the avatar creation process and the resulting avatar on a few different platforms. For a better viewing experience, click through to YouTube and view in HD resolution.

1 comment:

iliveisl said...

way cool Botgirl! thank you for posting about this! =)