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Animaze v1.25.7855 ではVRMモデルなどを導入!

Animazeコミュニティの皆さん、こんにちは!

早速本題に入ります。ジャ〜ン。.VRMのインポートがANIMAZEで利用できるようになりました!!!

さあ、今すぐAnimazeをアップデートして、以下の機能をゲットしてください。

  • .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、https://vroid.com/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。

4つの新しい小道具

今回のアップデートには、他にも次のような興味深い機能が含まれます: 

  • 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。 


このアップデートには、報告された以下のバグに対する修正も含まれています: 

  • 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!


今回のアップデートには、当社が現在修正に取り組んでいる以下の既知の問題が存在します:

  • 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。

Animazeのアップデートに加えて、.VRMモデルの機能をサポートためにAnimazeエディターもアップデートしました。

新機能とAnimazeについての感想をぜひお聞かせください!また、将来のAnimazeのアップデートで追加して欲しい機能についてのご意見もお待ちしています。Discordサーバーで投稿するか、support[@]animaze[.]usにEメールでご連絡いただくか、Twitterでメッセージをお送りください!


ストリーミングをお楽しみください。

Holotechチームより


1 month ago

Animaze v1.25.7855 presents VRM models support and More!

Hello again, Animaze Community!

Without further ado ***DRUM ROLLS**: .VRM IMPORTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN ANIMAZE!!!

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 https://vroid.com/, 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


1 month ago

Animaze <<Time usage>> contest terms and conditions

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

Winners will be selected depending on the information they provide in the original contest post: the highest 5 times spent numbers will be chosen winners.

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.

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.

1 month ago

Animaze v1.25.7692 presents New Content, Multi Tracking Management, and much more

Hey, Animaze Community!

We’ve been working hard on new features for you guys, so join us in our latest Animaze concoctions! 

  • Brand New Exciting Avatar: Our new Alien avatar brings a message of peace and amusement as he begins to slowly mingle with the Animaze habitants.

  • Multi Tracking Stack Management: We've updated the Advanced Tracking Configuration with a trackers management tool. Now you can easily add or replace trackers (e.g., add one of the two lip sync trackers and replace the webcam-based tracker with the iPhone tracker from the iPhone Bridge).

  • We have added the Hats and Headphones to Personas: you can now customize your personas avatar even further with a variety of props

  • Unlimited Number of Special Actions in Stream Deck: With this update, you can add unlimited special actions and poses to your Animaze Stream Deck plugin (the plugin requires version 1.04).

Other new updates and bug fixes include:

  • To mitigate the cropping effect exhibited on some avatars and provide finer control over Live2D avatar rendering, we’ve added a render canvas panning and zooming function to the Animaze Editor. Please note, if you want to control the zooming of your Live2D avatar, you must import your avatar via the Editor. Importing directly into Animaze will use a default zoom. Check out our documentation right here for more information and how-tos. 

  • In the Animaze Editor, the Retargeting Overrides feature allows you to customize tracking inputs to Live2D parameter mappings. For example, you can add extra or even replace existing Live2D parameters and select which of the Animaze tracking inputs drive them. Learn how to use the Retargeting Overrides right here.

  • We’ve fixed a very slippery crash that occurred when connecting the iPhone Bridge.

  • We optimized video recording. Framerate drop should be significantly reduced.

  • We’ve tweaked the Calibration flow. The keybind shortcut (default set to Ctrl + C) will not open the whole Calibration screen that shows your face. Also, added some UI tweaks.

Known issues in this update: 

When trying to change something on an already saved custom avatar, selecting not to save at the end of customization will cause the app to crash or the avatar to disappear from the scene. 

ATTENTION ALL VRM BETA TESTERS: We are briefly extending the.VRM import beta test. We’ve updated the VRM branch to address the feedback we received from the surveys and Discord channel. Beta testers can learn more about the updates on the beta Discord channel. We know many of you can’t wait to get your VRM models into Animaze. Rest assured, we are working our tails off to release .VRM to EVERYONE! 

Changes to VRM:

  • tweaked shading to have a more MToon look: removed shadows by default, removed specular highlights, fixed the outline and fixed overly bright surfaces

  • changed default retargeting method to use the VRoid expressions (e.g. FUN, SORROW, JOY, etc.), rather than raw blendshape names, to adhere to the VRM standard which encourages the use of Blendshape Groups/Proxies. This change will make tracking seem a bit more limited

  • reduced the import time

  • added all meta info in the Description of the avatar

  • reworked physics

Note that all already imported VRM avatars may exhibit issues after this update so it is strongly advised to re-import them in the Animaze Editor.

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

2 months ago

Animaze x Stream Deck 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.

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 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 Sweepstakes 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 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 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 this 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, we collect the following information from you:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Country

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.

2 months ago

FaceRig バーチャルカメラアップデート

バーチャルカメラアップデート:

本日、FaceRigのプリエンプティブ アップデートをリリースし、FaceRigの配信機能をライブストリームやビデオチャットとして使用できるようになります。このアップデートにはAnimazeバーチャルカメラと言う新バーチャルカメラドライバー。2021年1月1日以降もライブストリームやビデオチャットを継続するには、FaceRigバーチャルカメラのバックアップとして機能するため、このデバイスのインストールが必要です。FaceRigを中断することなく続けるように、以下の詳細をよくお読みください。

2021年1月1日に、FaceRigバーチャルカメラドライバーのデジタル署名が期限切れになります。署名が期限切れになると、多くのデバイスに対応できなくなります。ドライバーのデジタル署名を更新中ですが、1月1日までに間に合いません。1月1日以降もFaceRigを安心して使えるようにするため、Animaze用に開発されたバーチャルカメラドライバーが含んでいるアップデートを本日リリースされました。FaceRigバーチャルカメラと実質的に同じです。唯一分かりやすい違いは、デジタル署名の有効期限です。

FaceRigバーチャルカメラを2021年1月1日まで使えます。それ以降は、配信を問題なく使えるよう、Animazeバーチャルカメラドライバーに切り替えることをお勧めします。

Animazeバーチャルカメラドライバーのインストール方法と使用方法:

更新後に、FaceRigの最新バージョンを開くと、Animazeバーチャルカメラが自動的にインストールされるはずです。または、<YourSteamInstallDirectory>\Steamapps\common\FaceRig\Bin\prerequisites\AnimazeVirtualCameraに移動し、install.batファイルを実行し、ドライバーを手動でインストールすることもできます。

Animazeバーチャルカメラをインストールすると、デフォルトカメラとして設定することもできます。必要に応じて、Animazeバーチャルカメラをインストールした後、好みのデバイスを利用するよう設定を変更してください。FaceRigバーチャルカメラが動作停止するまでに機能しないことにご注意ください。

Animazeバーチャルカメラを使用するには、FaceRigバーチャルカメラの使用方法と全く同じです。

FaceRigバーチャルカメラの復元:

FaceRigバーチャルカメラの最新デジタル署名を受け取ったら、機能を復元する後続のアップデートをリリースします。リリース後、FaceRigバーチャルカメラの使用を再開が必要であり、Animazeバーチャルカメラが機能しなくなります。2021年の1月に機能を復元できるよう願っております。

本日のアップデートに含まれるFaceRigに関する変更がなく、Animazeバーチャルカメラドライバーには配信を有効する以外の機能はありません。このアップデートは、FaceRigに重要な製品サポートを提供し、2021年12月31日までその継続的な機能を保証するという当社の決意の1つです。

問題が発生した場合は、SteamライブラリでFaceRigを右クリックし、[Properties]を選択し、[Betas]タブに移動して、ドロップダウンメニューで以前のバージョンのベータを説明するベータを選択することで、以前のバージョンのFaceRigに戻れます。このベータ版ではパスワードは必要ありません。 実行しているFaceRigのバージョンと関係なく、適切なバーチャルカメラを使用する必要があることにご注意してください。

ツイッター、メール(support@animaze.us)、またはDiscordで質問があれば遠慮なくご連絡ください。

ホロテックチームより

6 months ago

Critical FaceRig Update: Temporary Virtual Camera Replacement

Critical Virtual Camera Update:

Today we are releasing a pre-emptive update to FaceRig to ensure that you can continue using FaceRig's broadcast functionality to livestream and video chat. This update includes a new virtual camera driver called the Animaze Virtual Camera. You will need to install this device, which serves as a backup for the FaceRig virtual camera, to continue live streaming and video chatting with FaceRig after January 1st, 2021. Please read the details below in full so you can continue using FaceRig Studio without interruption! 

On Jan 1, 2021, the FaceRig virtual camera driver’s digital signature will expire. When the signature expires, the virtual camera will cease to function on most devices. We are in the process of updating the driver’s digital signature, but it will not be completed before Jan 1. To ensure you can continue using FaceRig without interruption after Jan 1, we’ve released an update today that includes the virtual camera driver developed for Animaze. This driver is virtually identical to the FaceRig virtual camera - the only notable difference between these drivers is the expiration date of their digital signatures.

You can continue using the FaceRig virtual camera driver until Jan 1, 2021. Starting on Jan 1, 2021, we recommend that you switch to the Animaze virtual camera driver to avoid any potential broadcasting issues. 

How to Install and Use the Animaze Virtual Camera Driver:

The Animaze virtual camera driver should be automatically installed when you open the latest version of FaceRig after updating. Alternatively, you can install the driver manually by navigating to <YourSteamInstallDirectory>\Steamapps\common\FaceRig\Bin\prerequisites\AnimazeVirtualCamera and running the install.bat file. 

When you install the Animaze Virtual Camera, it may be set as the default camera device on your PC. If necessary, make sure you change that setting to utilize your preferred device after installing the Animaze Virtual Camera. Remember that the Animaze Virtual Camera will not function until the FaceRig Virtual Camera ceases to work on Jan 1, 2021. 

To use the Animaze Virtual Camera, follow the exact same steps that you would follow using the FaceRig Virtual Camera.

Restoring the FaceRig Virtual Camera:

Once we receive the updated digital signature for the FaceRig virtual camera driver, we will release a subsequent update that restores its functionality. When we release this update, you should resume using the FaceRig virtual camera driver; the Animaze virtual camera driver will cease to function. We hope to release this update and restore functionality of the FaceRig virtual camera driver in January 2021.

There are no other changes to FaceRig Studio included in today’s update, and the Animaze Virtual Camera driver has no functionality beyond enabling broadcasting. This update is part of our commitment to provide critical product support to FaceRig and ensure its continued functionality through Dec 31, 2021.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter, via email (support@animaze.us), or on Discord with any questions.

All the Best,

Team Holotech


6 months ago

Critical Virtual Camera Update for FaceRig Studio

Critical Virtual Camera Update:

Note: The below information only applies to copies of FaceRig Studio purchased via FaceRig.com. If a similar update is required for copies of FaceRig, FaceRig Classic, or FaceRig Pro purchased via Steam or other stores, we will issue a subsequent announcement.

Today we are releasing a pre-emptive update to FaceRig Studio to ensure that you can continue using FaceRig Studio's broadcast functionality to livestream and video chat. This update includes a new virtual camera driver called the Animaze Virtual Camera. You will need to install and use this device, which serves as a backup for the FaceRig virtual camera, to continue live streaming and video chatting with FaceRig Studio after January 1st, 2021. Please read the details below in full so you can continue using FaceRig Studio without interruption! 

On Jan 1, 2021, the FaceRig Studio virtual camera driver’s digital signature will expire. When the signature expires, the virtual camera will cease to function on most devices. We are in the process of updating the driver’s digital signature, but it will not be completed before Jan 1. To ensure you can continue using FaceRig Studio without interruption after Jan 1, we’ve released an update today that includes the virtual camera driver developed for Animaze. This driver is virtually identical to the FaceRig virtual camera - the only notable difference between these drivers is the expiration date of their digital signatures.

You should continue using the FaceRig virtual camera driver until Jan 1, 2021. Starting on Jan 1, 2021, we recommend that you switch to the Animaze virtual camera driver to avoid any potential broadcasting issues. 

How to Install and Use the Animaze Virtual Camera Driver:

To install the Animaze virtual camera driver, simply open the latest version of FaceRig Studio. At the launcher, you will be prompted to update to the latest version of FaceRig Studio - make sure you update. If you are not prompted to update to the latest version, click the 'Check for Updates' button and then proceed with the update.

When you install the Animaze Virtual Camera, it may be set as the default camera device on your PC. If necessary, make sure you change that setting to utilize your preferred device after installing the Animaze Virtual Camera. Remember that the Animaze Virtual Camera will not function until the FaceRig Virtual Camera ceases to work on Jan 1, 2021. 

To use the Animaze Virtual Camera, follow the exact same steps that you would follow using the FaceRig Virtual Camera.

Restoring the FaceRig Virtual Camera:

Once we receive the updated digital signature for the FaceRig virtual camera driver, we will release a subsequent update that restores its functionality. When we release this update, you should resume using the FaceRig virtual camera driver; the Animaze virtual camera driver will cease to function. We hope to release this update and restore functionality of the FaceRig virtual camera driver in January 2021.

There are no other changes to FaceRig Studio included in today’s update, and the Animaze Virtual Camera driver has no functionality beyond enabling broadcasting. This update is part of our commitment to provide critical product support to FaceRig and ensure its continued functionality through Dec 31, 2021.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter, via email (support@animaze.us), or on Discord with any questions.

All the Best,

Team Holotech


6 months ago

全ユーザー対象!アバターとプロップのインポートが無料に

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今回の発表では、Animazeへのアバターとプロップのインポート料金 $0.99を、今後は永久無料にすることをお知らせします。

どのサブスクリプションのプランを登録されていても、上限なしで、アバターとプロップをAnimazeへ直接インポートすることが可能になりました。また、Steamにて今までお支払い頂いたインポート料金を自動的に全額返金します。返金手続きは一切不要。Steamから自動的に返金が行われ、この発表の数週間後には全ての返金作業が終わる予定です。

Animazeでは、支払いが伴うユーザーの全ての決定に対し、慎重に判断して頂くため、充分な情報を提供することを心がけています。Animazeのダウンロードを無料化しているのも同じ理由であり、一度無料でご利用頂いてから、必要か不必要かの判断ができるようにしています。

ユーザーの皆様のご意見を見ていった結果、皆様がカスタムしたアバターやプロップの利用は、当サービスを使い続けるうえで必須の判断材料だということが分かりました。ご自身のアバターやプロップを使うことが、Animazeの使用感を分かりやすくさせると考えています。

Animazeの無料ダウンロードは今後も変更致しません。当サービスの使用を続けていく判断を、各ユーザーで無料版を使いながら決めて頂くようお願いします。今回の決定はユーザーの皆様のご意見を参考にし、無料版にアバターとプロップの利用を追加致しました。ご自身のアバターやフロップを使わずして、Animazeの実際の使用感を知ることは難しいはずです。

インポート料金を設定した理由のひとつに、弊社の無料アバター&プロップ作成ツール、Animaze Editorの開発とカスタマーサポート強化があります。このツールは定期的なアップデートと迅速なカスタマーサポートが必要なだけでなく、参考資料の作成、チュートリアルのプログラミング、Q &Aの集計、更にはクリエイターとの1対1のコミュニケーションサポートなどをすることで、簡単にアバターやプロップの作成ができるようになっています。

ここ数週間の皆様の意見を見ていった結果、無料版でアバターのインポート料金を開発費用に回すべきではないというコメントを数多く頂きました。今後はサブスクリプションのみでAnimazeやAnimaze Editor の発展を応援して頂けると幸いです。

ユーザーの皆様の貴重なご意見、大変感謝申し上げます。今後ともAnimazeを使うことで、皆様がアバターやプロップでお楽しみ頂けるよう願っております。

その他ご意見やご質問がある方は、弊社のDiscord サーバー、公式Twitter でのメンション、またはsupport@animaze.us までお問い合わせ下さい。

よくあるご質問:

返金を受けるためにすることはありますか?

ありません。返金作業は支払いを行った全てのユーザーを対象に、自動的に行われます。全ての購入履歴は全額返金されます。

返金を受け取れるのはいつですか?

返金作業は Steam を通して行います。作業が完了次第、Steamのアカウントに返金額が送金されます。作業完了後、数週間で全て終わる見通しです。

返金されたお金はどこに送金されますか?

全ての取引はSteamのアカウントで行われるため、返金額の全てがSteamに送金されます。

6 months ago

Avatar and Prop Imports are Now Free for All Users

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Today we are announcing that we have permanently removed the $0.99 fee for importing custom avatars and props into Animaze. Moving forward, you can import as many avatars and props as you want directly to Animaze, for free, regardless of subscription status. Additionally, we are automatically refunding every paid import purchased through Steam. You do not need to take any action to receive your refund. We are working with Steam to issue refunds, and you should receive the refund in the next few weeks.

We’re committed to offering a robust free version of Animaze that allows you make an informed decision about the app before spending a single cent. We hear your feedback and understand that using custom avatars and props is an essential part of making this decision. Your avatar is your digital identity, and you can’t fully assess the Animaze experience without seeing YOUR avatars and props in Animaze.

Paid imports were originally designed to help fund development and customer support for the Animaze Editor, our free tool for avatar and prop artists. The Editor is a complex piece of software that requires significant development and support resources. In addition to the software itself, there is a huge amount of supporting documentation, tutorials, FAQ’s, and individual, 1:1 artist support that we provide to help folks get their custom avatars and props into Animaze. 

After listening to your feedback from the last few weeks, we hear you loud and clear: asking free users to pay for imports isn’t the right way to fund this critical work. We hope you will consider supporting the continued development of Animaze, the Editor, and new avatars and props with a subscription.  

We appreciate all of the constructive feedback you’ve provided so far, and we hope this encourages more of you to try Animaze with your custom avatars and props! 

If you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns, don’t hesitate to join our Discord server, @ us on Twitter, or send us an email at support@animaze.us.

FAQs:

Do I need to do anything to get my refund?

No. Refunds will be processed automatically for everyone who purchased any Paid Imports. All Paid Imports will be refunded. 

When will I get my refund?

We are working with Steam to bulk-process refunds for Paid Imports. Once the refunds have been processed, they should show up near-instantaneously in your Steam Wallet. We do not expect this process to take longer than a few weeks at most.

Where does my refund go?

All microtransactions on Steam are processed through the Steam Wallet, so your Steam Wallet balance will increase by the amount you spent on Paid Imports.


6 months ago
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