Creating an avatar that resembles you can be tedious and time-consuming, even when lots of customisation options are on offer, it’s sometimes difficult to get it right. Virtual reality (VR) content creators High Fidelity have announced a partnership with 3D scanning company Doob to create realistic VR avatars with full-body scanning.
The technology allows Doob full body scans to be imported into High Fidelity VR environments as fully functional VR user avatars. To celebrate the technology’s success, High Fidelity and Doob will be scanning one hundred people and incorporating their VR avatars. The scanning is by reservation only, and only available at certain retail locations across the USA.
“We’re excited to open up a whole new form of avatar creation to the VR community,” says Philip Rosedale, High Fidelity’s CEO. “Doob offers VR users the option to ‘upload’ an exact copy of themselves to High Fidelity.”
“High Fidelity is the perfect partner for introducing the virtual doob to the VR community,” says Doob USA CEO Michael Anderson. “We look forward to seeing you at our San Francisco, NYC or our other locations around the globe.”
The Doob scanning process allows a user’s face, height and clothing to be captured in a photorealistic fashion to work in High Fidelity VR environments for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The two companies hope to be able to improve the process in future to allow users to switch between different cloud-stored VR avatars.
Further information on how to apply for a full-body scan is available at the Doob website.
VRFocus will bring you further information on High Fidelity and the Doob VR scanning process as it becomes available.