VTubing has almost doubled in the past year, becoming a popular category on Twitch and attracting millions of followers. Some VTubers arent even human.
VTubers had more than 720 million views on streaming platforms in 2018, according to a survey conducted by the same company in 2020. Some streamers are shifting from traditional streaming to be more creative, feel more confident, and keep their identity safe.
Youll need your unique avatar to enter the VTubing world for the first time. Here's how to make a VTuber avatar, even if you're new to the streaming industry.
Step one: Create your persona
The first step is perhaps the most difficult, figuring out your character. Most Vermontubers pick a character that they feel represents a part of themselves or demonstrates who they are behind closed doors. For example, Ironmouse may appear innocent, but she is actually a demon queen.
Ironmouse stated at the Inven Global Esports Conference in June 2022 that I always felt like a creature, something that isn't good nor bad. Im still working on myself as a human. However, my appearance has changed over the course of the VTubing journey. I've gone through several different looks.
Step two: Get a 3D model
You will need to choose a program that will allow you to create a 3D model that will act as you during each stream. Some of the most popular programs include the appReadyPlayerMeorVRoid.
The typical step on these kinds of programs is to upload a photo of yourself and customize it on the app. Youll be able to alter your whole appearance. Then you may download the avatar file to your computer.
If you don't want to make a 3D model from scratch, there are marketplaces for purchasing pre-designed avatars.
Step three: Make it into an avatar
Use a program likeAnimaze to animate your avatar. After downloading Animaze, launch Animaze Editor to open the avatar you created. Click Import 3D Object in the assets menu and select the file you previously downloaded.
Step four: Go live with your avatar
The last step is to utilize your avatar during a Twitch or YouTube stream. This can be accomplished using a program called XSplit Broadcaster.
Click on the link at the bottom of the screen that says Enable Virtual Camera. Then select XSplit Broadcaster and add the Animaze Virtual Camera to the Add Source menu under Devices. Your VTuber will appear on the screen. Activate the chroma key option on the Animaze Virtual Camera input in XSplit by right-clicking the input name and going to the Color tab.