How Do You Create a Virtual Character?


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Create a virtual character by using a character creation tool, playing a role playing game or modelling the character using 3-D modeling software. Voki, World of Warcraft and Blender provide ways to create a character.

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Voki is a 2-D character creator that can create speaking and animated characters in a few minutes. Although the basic version is free to use, Voki also offers more specialized versions for teachers and presenters at varying prices. The free version limits users to 200 characters, only 60 seconds of audio messages and limited technical support.

World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that allows players to create virtual characters who live in the fantasy world of Azeroth. Characters can perform various game emotes, tell jokes and interact with each other. You can use World of Warcraft to make short movies with your virtual characters. Although players must pay a monthly fee to unlock all features, a free-to-play edition is also available.

Blender is an advanced 3-D modelling software that can create almost any virtual character the user wants. It also has rigging and animations tools, a build-in 3-D sculptor, and realistic physics simulation tools. The Blender Foundation provides free tutorials for beginners at the website. Blender is an open-source application that is completely free to use, even for commercial projects.

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