Animaze is Available Now on Steam!
The day is finally here - Animaze is available on Steam NOW! Download it for free here to get started with Animaze avatars.
We’re incredibly excited for you to try Animaze and eager to hear your feedback. This is the beginning of a long journey together, and we’re glad to have you with us!
Early Access Roadmap:
Today’s launch is an exciting event, but it’s only the beginning of our journey developing Animaze in partnership with you, our community. During Early Access, we will be releasing new versions of Animaze roughly once per month. Each new version of Animaze will contain exciting new features, and we’ll be consistently releasing new avatars and props.
We’ve identified a concrete set of features that we want to implement during Early Access. With your input, we will refine that list. Once every feature on the list is released, we’ll exit Early Access and release Animaze v1.0.
Our goal is to make Animaze the platform that everyone uses to bring their avatar identities to life. Our immediate focus is to expand the types of content that Animaze supports while continuing to push the envelope on customization and deliver world-class avatar embodiment.
Here are some of the features we are currently planning to add to Animaze during Early Access:
.VRM Support: import .VRM models and use them as Animaze avatars
Avatar and Prop Retexturing: re-design avatar and prop textures with simple in-app tools
Audio-Based Lip Sync: animate your avatar’s mouth with the sound of your speech
Additional Background Types and Customizations: customize the lighting set-up in your backgrounds, plus a new type of Live2D background
Plus a few more surprises :)
We’ll also be implementing a ton of incremental improvements to stability, performance, and tracking/embodiment quality, and adding new avatars and props. The Animaze Editor and our artist documentation will expand to include more varied and detailed tutorials (including support in additional languages), enabling artists to develop their own custom avatars and props much more easily.
In case you missed it, we’ve added the following features to Animaze since our closed beta back in September (all of which are present in Animaze today):
Voice Effects: Disguise and alter your voice with a variety of free voice effects
Enhanced Face Tracking via Your iPhone: Connect Animaze PC to our iPhone App and access state-of-the-art face tracking via the iPhone’s depth sensing camera (iPhone X and up)
Secondary Capture Window: Display your avatar and background in a secondary window with no UI, so you can easily pipe your avatar output through screen and window capture programs like OBS. The secondary capture window also supports alpha-channel transparency for better green screen effects with a variety of avatars!
Animaze Accounts: Take your avatars, customizations and coins with you from PC to iPhone with a free Animaze account. As an added bonus, you’ll also receive 500 coins for free when you make your account! Plus, for a limited time all Animaze subscribers with Animaze accounts will receive a coupon for 30% off Live2D Cubism! Read more on this below.
Hotkeys: Set custom keybindings for avatar controls like movement, rotation, and triggering Animations. Use global setting to make your hot keys work even when you have other windows open.
Localization: Animaze is now localized in Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian! Spanish, German and Korean are comming soon.
Keep in mind that Animaze is an evergreen platform, and we’ll continue adding exciting new features - as well as new avatars and props - long past v1.0.
Check out our official roadmap post for more information on what else we're working on for Animaze. This is only the beginning!
30% Off Live2D Cubism for Animaze Subscribers
Our friends at Live2D are offering another awesome benefit for Animaze subscribers: 30% off Live2D Cubism Annual and 3-year plans for both Indie and Small Business uses. That’s up to ¥10,000 (nearly $100 USD) off!
How to Receive Your Live2D Coupon:
Everyone who has an active Animaze subscription (Basic or VIP) and an Animaze account with a valid email address by December 1, 2020 will receive an email with a special coupon code!
Follow these simple steps to sign up for a free Animaze Account:
Open Animaze on Steam
Click the “Account” button in the top menu bar
Click “Log in/Sign Up” and enter your account details
Click the option to accept marketing and promotion emails
Click create account!
We’ll have more exciting news to share in the coming weeks. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on Discord, Twitter, or via email - and go try out Animaze! It’s free to play on Steam!
All the Best,
The Animaze/FaceRig Team