Latest News about Animaze!

Animaze v1.25.10659 presents ARKit Interpretation Improvement and more!

We’re excited to present an update that will take your avatar’s expressivity to another level through Animaze’s ARKit interpretation improvements! This update also offers you a customizable intensity for the avatar’s idle pose and much more!

Update now and enjoy the following: 

  • ARKit Interpretation Improvements: Update the Animaze iOS app, connect your iPhone as a tracker in Animaze and get the most out of your avatar’s expressivity! Our new update will offer you avatar a smoother lip movement. If you decide to go back to the old settings, this can easily be done through Settings > Tracking Profile. 

Here’s a sneak peak of the tracking improvements: 

  • Inferred Body Yaw from Head Yaw movement: we have added an override option that infers the body yaw movement from the head yaw movement, to compensate the fact that camera based face-trackers do not track shoulder or upper body yaw movement. Go to Settings > Advanced Tracking Configurations > Overrides and locate Inferred Body Yaw option

  • Customizable Intensity for Avatar Idle Animation: controls the movement amplitude applied by the avatar’s idle animation. On Live2D avatars, the intensity factor will be applied on the idle animation as well as on the procedural breathing parameters (ParamBreath).

We have also worked on the following bug fixes and improvements: 

  • added support for a separate audio track for Video Exporter, currently, there’s no preview function.

  • fixed issues with emotes placement on VRM and RPM avatars

  • tweaks to RPM avatar retargeting

  • added pitch rotation movement controls

  • updated Ultraleap SDK

We are working on the following known issues:

  • Ultraleap neutral position (no hands detected) has the palms orientated forward

  • Only retexturing a prior customized persona will not prompt a save pop-up when saving

  • There’s a random bug that empties the background gallery after saving a light setup. Restarting the app will solve the issue.

  • While using Axis Perception Neuron tracker on Personas, some beards don’t properly retarget

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 month ago

Animaze Presents Angry, Sigh, Disappointed, Alarm and Panic Emotes!

Happy release day, folks!

Today we come to you with a release that is filled with emotions!

Update Animaze now and let your feelings out in your streams with our new emotes: angry, sigh, disappointed, alarm and panic: animaze.tv/emoterelease

3 months ago

Animaze's update v1.25.10300 presents Custom Emotes Templates and more!

Welcome to a new update, Animaze community! 


Let your emotions run free with Animaze’s new Custom Emotes Templates feature!

Get our latest update and upload and use custom emotes with Animaze! Load any .png .jpeg, etc. into Animaze and use them to spice up your streams and content (we recommend using .png files since they have a transparent background and will look more seamless when they are played). Find out how ito do that in our dedicated article right here.

We have also included the following bug fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed light preset glitchy interaction in scenes where light is animated through light cookies

  • Fixed quickscene issues when saved to default Persona

  • Fixed 2D props flicker that occurred when adding the same image multiple times

  • Fixed Personas pattern saving issue

  • Tweaked save and revert flow for customizations. Prompts should be more clear about the why and what the user is doing

  • Fixed Reset issue in General > Dedicated Capture Window section, the button was disabled by default

  • Fixed crash in prop galleries for avatars with no attachments slots

  • Fixed Simple Lipsync

  • Fixed glitchy interaction on Personas that use Mouse & Keyboard prop retargeting and Special Actions

  • Bump scale fallback for VRM imports (needs reimport) - fixes issues with avatars that have colored surfaces (e.g. hair) but import fully black

  • Added gallery visual cue for workshop items

  • Added option to increase Animaze process priority to diminish the lagging effect when the app goes to background

  • Added support for distinguishing cameras with the same name

  • Fixed a crash when loading a scene without an Environment item (fixes TV background from Steam Workshop)

  • added 'enable gamepad input' toggle

  • tweaked option names for streamer actions chat participation

  • Fixed persona tops disabling controller input 

We are working on the following known issues:

  • The latest backgrounds section in the app is currently visible, but unavailable to purchase. We’ll release a fix for the issue as fas as we can.

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!

3 months ago

Animaze Stream Deck Holidays contest terms and conditions

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

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

MECHANISM

In order to take part in the Animaze Stream Deck Holidays contest, you need: join Animaze's discord server through the provided link and post content made with the Animaze app (be it picture or video). The theme of the posts should follow the holiday theme. 

Users can do so between December 15 2021 and December 23 2021 (09:59 PM GMT). The winner will be randomly selected on December 24 and announced through a @ mention on the Contests channel in the Animaze discord server. The winner will also be contacted through a direct message if the first attempt of contact fails. The randomly 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.

The winner will be gifted an Elgato Stream Deck Mini - Live Content Creation Controller with 6 customizable LCD keys, priced at $70.

ELIGIBILITY

You must be 18 years old or over to participate and live 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 Corsair or HOLOTECH STUDIOS, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective immediate family and persons living in their same household are prohibited from participating in the Sweepstakes.

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

ENTRIES

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.

WINNER SELECTION

Winners will be notified by tag in the Animaze Discord server within 24 hours 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 sweepstakes 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.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees to abide by all Official Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.

Any attempt by an entrant or any third party to tamper, disrupt, or compromise the integrity of this Sweepstakes by hacking, cheating, or damaging the sweepstakes entry process in any way will result in automatic disqualification from the sweepstakes 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 these Sweepstakes and/or to randomly select winners from eligible entries received before the cancellation, change the Sweepstakes in the case of compromised sweepstakes, catastrophic event or any other unforeseen event that cannot be reasonably anticipated affects this Sweepstakes.

DATA PRIVACY

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/in case you win our prize, we collect the following information from you:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Delivery address

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: https://sanctionssearch.ofac.treas.gov/

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.

GOVERNING LAWS

Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes or these Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions or the Sweepstakes Official Rules must be brought in either the federal or state courts located in California.

5 months ago

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!


 
6 months ago

#AnimazeHalloween contest

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

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

ELIGIBILITY

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.

ENTRIES

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.

WINNER SELECTION

On November 1st we will round up all the #AnimazeHalloween posts on Twitter, introducem them into random.org 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.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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.

DATA PRIVACY

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: https://sanctionssearch.ofac.treas.gov/

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.

GOVERNING 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.

7 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

OTHER NEWS

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

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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

 


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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

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Meet Keex the Robot!

 

Robot Invasion

I swear I am not here to take your job!

Read more about the robot here

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Watch our new trailer!

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Upgrades To Our Artist Documentation

We've updated the documentation on Motion Parameter Lists

Follow Us

Follow us on Twitter or join the conversation on our Discord Server:
https://animaze.tv/discord

9 months ago

抽選で景品(ハンドトラッキング)が当たります。

Animazeでハンドトラッキング対応!

AnimazeがUltraleapハンドトラッキングをサポートするようになったので、喜びましょう!!!

すでにトラッカーを所有している人のために、最高の追跡体験を得ることができるようにいくつかのガイドをまとめました。

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

Twitchイベントを使用してAnimazeでアクションをトリガーする機能に取り組んでいます。たとえば、配信で10の登録者を獲得した場合、自動的にトリガーするようにエモートをプログラムできます。テストとフィードバックの提供に興味がある場合は、サインアップしてください。

Twitch統合のベータテスト

その他のアップデート

Tobii Eye Tracker available in Animaze

 

 Tobiiアイトラッカーの5%割引!

Tobiiアイトラッカーを使用して、アバターの頭と目を正確トラッキングができまる。チェックアウト時にコードAnimazeを使用すると、5%割引が受けられます。 

Tobiiトラッカーを購入する

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Tell us what you think about Animaze by Facerig!

   ご意見をお聞かせください

Discordで考えを共有するか、まだ行っていない場合はSteamレビューを書いてください。もう書いている場合は、いつでも前のレビューをアップデートできます。皆さんが私たちの小さな(しかし成長している!)Animazeコミュニティにどれほど関与しているかを本当に感謝しています。肯定的なレビューは、より多くの人々がAnimazeを発見してに役立ちます。 

自分のレビューを書いてください。

 


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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

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Meet Keex the Robot!

 

ロボットの侵入 

ユーザーの仕事を盗むために来ませんでした。

Read more about the robot here

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新しい予告を見る!

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フォローしてください

Twitterでフォローするか、Discordサーバーに参加してください

https://animaze.tv/discord


9 months ago

Tobii Eye Tracker contest

Animaze Tobii Eye Tracker contest

10 months ago
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