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Animaze 1.0 presents: Twitch integration support and much more!

Holotech Studios is taking you one step closer to the Metaverse with the 1.0 launch of Animaze. As the successor to FaceRig, today’s Animaze launch brings new features and updates to the software, including a full Twitch integration. It’s just one more way for us to push the limits of Vtubing!

During the Early Access period, we had the opportunity to examine how Vtubers use Animaze. Based on these observations and feedback from the community, we made sure to provide different options for different types of users, including a free-to-use option for casual users and a premium experience for more professional users.  And now, over 30 updates, 15 brand new avatars, and countless exciting partnerships, and one year later, we’re prepared to bring our best selves to the game and present Animaze 1.0! This is still just the beginning for Animaze, and you should continue to expect more updates from us in 2021 and onwards.

Here is a brief view of all the improvements we brought, compared to our predeceasing app, FaceRig:Animaze by FaceRig

And now it’s time for the changes we want to present to you today. We’re extremely excited to present to you: 

Twitch Integration: This new feature gives Animaze a whole new level of interactivity and entertainment to avatar streaming! This new feature allows streamers to automatically trigger avatar animations, voice effects, emotes and more based on audience interactions such as subs, follows, keywords in chat, and raids. We’ve also put together a guide on how to set it up right here.

PNGs as emotes: Get ready to let all your emotions free on your streams with Animaze’s new feature that allows you to import whatever png files you want to use as emotes in your streams and videos! 
Find everything you need to know to take advantage of this awesome new feature in this manual here
Ultraleap Gemini integration: Animaze now supports the fifth generation of the Ultraleap Gemini hand-tracking. This tracker matches the position of your virtual hands to your real ones more closely than ever before. 
Background customizations: We’ve added a new flow to open new creative prospects for your streams. Use the blur slider to add depth, the tint background option with a color of your choice to quickly repurpose backgrounds, or the solid color background selector to change the background image to a solid color of your choice. You can find more information about this in our dedicated article
EULA update -  You may have noticed that we’ve updated our EULA.  We updated our EULA at the request of our partner, Live2D. As with all 3rd party extendable applications that support VTubing with Live2D avatars, if you earn more than 20 million Yen per year, Live2D requires a separate publication agreement and fee with Live2D.  

Bug fixes and tweaks:

  • fixed UI issue with Quickscenes keybindings being swapped.

  • fixed color belt issue when retexturing warning was displayed.

  • fixed multiple file dialogs issue when selecting an image for retexturing.

  • updated the Learn to Stream slides to include some info on virtual camera video format selection for OBS.

  • special actions now exclude head and body retargeting (avatar goes to neutral and plays the animation) when activated. This behavior is by default, although it can be changed through Editor flow on particular avatars and special actions.

  • updated the Recently Used shelf flow in galleries to load faster.

  • fixed issue with certain VRM models that had meshes stretched or offsetted unintentionally. Avatars that exhibit this issue need to be reimported.

  • fixed an issue with Broadcasting action from StreamDeck.

  • tweaked performance on stackable emotes.

  • fixed account creation flow crash.

  • fixed audio input crash when no microphone is present on the system.

  • tweaked audio lip sync behavior when blending with face tracking.

  • eye wide open now removes the weight on eyes squint and l/r/u/d blendshapes.

  • added Popular Avatars and Editor’s Pick shelves in Avatar Gallery.

  • increased smoothing on BodyUpDown and BodyPitch by 25% on all webcam face tracking profiles.

  • changed cel shading outline method to display fewer artifacts on intersecting meshes.

  • added a VRM lighting preset in the Backgrounds Customization section.

As always, we love to hear your feedback on Animaze!! Tell us what you think on our Discord server, email us at support[@]animaze[.]us, or message us on Twitter!

Happy Streaming With Animaze 1.0!

15 days ago

#AnimazeHalloween contest


Terms in these Contest Terms and Conditions shall serve as the Official Rules for the Contest.


You must be 18 years old or over to participate and living outside of the following Restricted Countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Libya, Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

Non-natural persons (including corporations and other business entities); and employees of HOLOTECH STUDIOS, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective immediate family and persons living in their same household are prohibited from participating in the Sweepstakes.

This contest is void outside of the geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.


No use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like entry methods will be allowed as well as incomplete entries. Entries from persons who are not eligible to win per these official rules will be disqualified.


On November 1st we will round up all the #AnimazeHalloween posts on Twitter, introducem them into and let the software pick 2 random winner from the full list.

Winners will be notified by tag in the initial post and direct message within five (5) business days of the prize drawing. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim a prize within 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

Confirmed contest winners may not exchange prizes for cash or any other merchandise or services. If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, Holotech Studios reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value and will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, provincial, and local taxes if any, that apply to prizes. Prizes are offered “as is” with no written, express, or implied warranty.

The odds of winning a prize are dependent on the total number of eligible entries received. Also, multiple visuals/videos can be share on the Twitter platform in order have higher odds.


By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees to abide by all Official contest rules and to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, its business partners, employees, and any other organizations related to the contest from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest or any prize won.

Any attempt by an entrant or any third party to tamper, disrupt, or compromise the integrity of this contest by hacking, cheating, or damaging the contest entry process in any way will result in automatic disqualification from the contest and may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws.  reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law.

Holotech Studios reserves the right to cancel, change or suspend this contest and/or to randomly select winners from eligible entries received before the cancellation, change the contest in the case of compromised sweepstakes, catastrophic event or any other unforeseen event that cannot be reasonably anticipated affects this contest.


Holotech Studios respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, share and use personal information about you, and how you can exercise your privacy rights when you participate in our sweepstakes. This Privacy Notice only applies to personal information that we collect through our sweepstake partner, Sideqik, our own .com website (“Website”), and/or promotional programs.

When you enter our sweepstakes, we collect the following information from you:

  • Name

  • Email

The legal basis for collecting this information is to validate your entry into the sweepstake and confirm that you are not participating from one of the countries listed in OFAC banned nations list. You can get more details on which countries are included in the list of the banned nation from their website by clicking on the following link:

If you are selected as a winner, we will contact you to collect your shipping information to send you your prize upon receiving your consent to collect the information (email address).

We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information. We use industry security best practices in securing personal data including encryption in some cases. We partner with proven technology cloud partners who have proven security measures in place to ensure data is protected.

You have the following data protection rights:

  • If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by contacting us by sending an email to: support [@] animaze [.] us

  • In addition, if you are a resident of the European Union, you can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided above

  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. (Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Economic Area, Switzerland, and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.)

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.


Contest Terms and Conditions and Official Rules are governed by the law of the State of California, and all entrants consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of California for any disputes arising out of this Sweepstakes.

Any action, suit, or case arising out of, or in connection with, this contest or these contest terms and Conditions or the contest official Rules must be brought in either the federal or state courts located in California.

2 months ago

Animaze Leap Motion tracker GIVEAWAY

Ultra Leap

Raise the roof and shoot your airguns, Animaze now supports Ultraleap hand tracking!

We've put together some guides so you can get the best tracking experience out of the gate!

Click the link below to enter for a chance to win your very own Leap Motion Controller!

Enter to Win a Free Leap Motion Controller

 Coming soon - Animaze x Twitch

We're working on a feature that uses Twitch events to trigger actions in Animaze. For example, if you gain 10 subs in a stream, you can program Animaze to automatically trigger an emote, avatar change, and more! Sign up if you are interested in testing and providing feedback!

Join the Beta Test for Twitch Integration


Tobii Eye Tracker available in Animaze 

   5% Discount on Tobii Eye Trackers! 

   Get precision tracking on your avatar's head and eyes with a Tobii Eye Tracker. Use the code Animaze at checkout for a 5% discount. 

   Buy HERE a Tobii Tracker


Tell us what you think about Animaze by Facerig!

   Tell Us what you think!

Share your thoughts on Discord or by leaving us a Steam review (if you haven't already). If you have, you can always update an old review too. We really appreciate how involved you all are in our little (but growing!) Animaze community. Positive reviews help more people discover and love Animaze. 

 Write your review here



10% off on Ultraleap controllers!


10% Discount on Leap Motion Controllers!

Add hand tracking to your avatar by updating Animaze, and plugging in your Leap Motion Controller.

Use the code Animaze at check out for a 10% discount. Offer available thru September 1 

Buy a Leap Motion Controller


Meet Keex the Robot!


Robot Invasion

I swear I am not here to take your job!

Read more about the robot here


Watch our new trailer!


Upgrades To Our Artist Documentation

We've updated the documentation on Motion Parameter Lists

Follow Us

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4 months ago





Discordサーバーに参加して、Leap Motionハンドトラッカーを獲得するチャンスを手に入れましょう!

Leap Motionトラッカーを勝つためにサインアップしてください

 Coming soon - Animaze x Twitch




Tobii Eye Tracker available in Animaze






Tell us what you think about Animaze by Facerig!






10% off on Ultraleap controllers!


Leap Motionコントローラーの10%割引!

Animazeをアップデートし、Leap Motion Controllerを接続して、アバターにハンドトラッキングを追加します。チェックアウト時にコードAnimazeを使用すると、10%の割引になります。9月1日までご利用いただけます。

Leap MotionControllerを購入する


Meet Keex the Robot!




Read more about the robot here






4 months ago

Tobii Eye Tracker contest

Animaze Tobii Eye Tracker contest

5 months ago

Animaze v 1.25.8458 presents Tobii Eye Tracker support!

Happy update day, folks!

Tobii Eye Tracker fans rejoice! This update is specially made for you! Make your avatar have the most epic eye roll known on the World Wide Web with our new Tobii Eye tracker feature support!

Also, Animaze users get an EXCLUSIVE 5% discount on Tobii Eyetrackers using the code Animaze at checkout. Click the link to get started:

If you already have a Tobii Eye Tracker, follow the steps described in our dedicated FAQ HERE and HERE and you’ll set it up in no time!

As always, we love to hear your feedback on our latest features and the Animaze app! Tell us what you’d like to see added to Animaze on our Discord server, email us at support[@]animaze[.]us, or message us on Twitter!

Happy Streaming,
The Holotech Team

5 months ago








・iPhone Bridge(PC用のiPhoneベースのトラッキング)

Leap Motionなどのトラッカーを追加するので、それらも無料のサブスクリプションに含める予定です。









ユーザーんのフィードバックのおかげで、VRMの実装に多くの改善を加えました。最も重要な改善点は、無制限の数のボーンをサポートするようになったことです。最初にインポートしたときのvrmモデルの見た目と満足してなかった場合は、Animazeエディターをアップデートして、モデルを再インポートしてください。Discordサーバーに参加して、ご意見をお聞かせください :






SkylerはFaceRigのオリジナルキャラです。しばらくの間「戻って、学んだことすべてでスカイラーを修正できれば」自分に言いました。だからそうした! 手で届かない背中の部分をついに掻くできるようなものです。


大規模なプロジェクトの合間には、休憩が必要な場合があります。 これらの3つの小道具は素晴らしい追加だと思います。


アニメーションの背景を作るために、もっと早い方法を見つけました! 開始するために3つの例を作りました。







Animaze L2Dの要件とモーションパラメータのリスト:







Ready Player Me:

最新の機能とAnimazeアプリに関するフィードバックをお待ちしております。Animazeに追加してほしいものを Discordで教えてください!Animazeを楽しんでいる場合は、Steamにレビューを投稿してください。肯定的なレビューは、他の人がAnimazeについて学ぶことに役立ちます。



5 months ago

Animaze v1.25.7855 ではVRMモデルなどを導入!




  • .VRMモデルがVRoidの表情とパーフェクトシンクのブレンドシェイプの両方をサポート:Pixivのチームとタッグを組むことで、.VRMインポートがAnimazeアプリで無料で利用できるようになりました!.VRMモデルをゲットするには、にアクセスして、Vroid 3Dキャラクターメーカーで独自のオリジナルキャラクターを作成し、Animazeアプリにインポートしましょう!以下の.VRMに関する説明書とマテリアルで使用法を確認してください。 

  • .VRMに関する説明書とマテリアル:.VRMモデルに取り組むのに必要な情報がすべて揃った新しい.VRMに関する説明書を追加しました。VRMモデルの検索とインポートの手順については、こちらをクリックしてください。



  • クイックシーン:アバター(カスタマイズ、小道具、ポーズ、位置、方向)、背景、音声効果に関するユーザーの定義した設定をほとんど瞬時に切り替えられます。Animazeを開くたびにアバターの位置を変更することにうんざりしている方は、クイックシーンを作成してデフォルトとしてチェックマークを入れてください。 

  • UYVYカメラ形式のサポート(例:Elgato 4k Utilityがこの形式を使用します)

  • Animazeのウォーターマークはアプリをサブスクライブ後、自動的に非表示になります。Animazeのウォーターマークを望むサブスクライバーは設定で表示できます。 


  • 設定を開いた時に発生するウェブカメラのフィード問題の修正

  • サブスクリプションを有効化した後も表示されるアップグレードのボタン

  • ギャラリーが表示されない問題(ユーザーからサイドメニューボタンの機能の不備が報告されています)

  • カスタマイズと小道具の保存の流れで時折発生するクラッシュ

Animazeアプリで何らかの問題が発生した場合は、support [@] animaze [.] usまでご連絡ください。できるだけ迅速に問題が解決できるよう取り組みます!


  • VRMが待機の呼吸といった、手続き型の待機モーションとポーズのみを使用する。VRMがジェネリックなアクションとポーズを使用しない。特殊アクションと特殊ポーズの追加方法については、技術説明書を参照してください。今後のリリースには、ジェネリックなアニメーションと特殊アクションを使用できる機能を追加する予定です。





7 months ago

Animaze v1.25.7855 presents VRM models support and More!

Hello again, Animaze Community!


Run, don’t walk to update Animaze for the following new features:

  • .VRM Models Support, Both VRoid Expressions, and Perfect Sync Blendshapes: Teaming up with our friends from Pixiv, the .VRM import is now available for free in the Animaze app! To get your own .VRM model head over to, create your own original characters with the Vroid 3D character maker, and then import it into the Animaze app! Learn how to get started with the .VRM Documentation and materials below. 

4 Exciting New Props: Customize your avatar even further with our brand new props, belt headphones, dog ears, hard hat, and a black top hat!

  • Quick Scenes: Switch almost instantly between user-defined setups consisting of avatars (w/ customizations, props, poses, position, and orientation), backgrounds, and voice effects. For those tired of repositioning your avatar every time you open Animaze, create a quick scene and check use as default. 

  • Support for UYVY Camera Formats (e.g., Elgato 4k Utility uses this format)

  • The Animaze watermark is now automatically turned off after you subscribe to the app. Subscribers who miss their Animaze watermark can turn it back on in Settings. 

This update also includes fixes for the following reported bugs: 

  • Fixed webcam feed issue when opening Settings

  • The upgrade button not disappearing after the subscription is activated

  • Galleries not showing up issue (user reports mentioned side menu buttons did not work)

  • Occasional crashes with Customizations and Props saving flow

If you’re experiencing any issues with the Animaze app, please contact us at support [@] animaze [.] us, and we’ll try our best to tackle it as soon as we can!

Besides the update for the Animaze app, we have also updated the Animaze Editor in order to support features for .VRM models!

This update has the following known issues and limitations, that we’re still working to fix:

  • VRM only uses procedural idle motions and poses, such as idle breathing. VRM does not yet use generic actions and poses. To learn how to add special actions and poses, please refer to the technical documentation. A future release will add the ability to use generic animations and special actions.

As always, we love hearing what you think about the new features and Animaze! Tell us what you’d like to see added to Animaze on our Discord server, email us at support[@]animaze[.]us, or message us on Twitter!

Happy Streaming,

The Holotech Team

7 months ago
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