An interactive virtual host
A virtual 3D avatar that interacted with the audience in real-time at a special celebrity event
The ClientPublicum Events is Lithuania’s leading events organizer, which is trusted by well-known local and international brands and companies. In 2016, they needed to enhance the 15th anniversary of the celebrity magazine Žmonės (Eng. People). It was a special occasion and Publicum Events wanted to create something exceptional and surprising.
The Solution - a virtual hostIndeform, together with Publicum Events came up with a solution. We created a beautiful virtual avatar as a host of the event, controlled by an actor behind the scenes.
We designed a 3D virtual staging environment. We modeled, rigged, and created small motoric animations for the beautiful 3D girl avatar, which was then attached to a full-body animation (real-time motion animation) with six high-speed motion capture (MOCAP) cameras. We used our custom-developed, versatile Linux multimedia system that is powered by OpenGL and GLSL to run a real-time motion-controlled 3D host avatar and dynamically combine it with a video streaming background to create a celebrity talk show-like atmosphere and environment.