Virtual avatar live streaming become a novel and common way of carving out the alternative live streaming mode. According to the data report from iiMedia Research, the scale of China's virtual idol core industry in 2020 had reached RMB 3.46 billion, on-year increasingly of 70.3%. The emergence of new virtual live-streaming models has fueled this craze. Since this live streaming method is being adopted by more and more people, there may be such a worry that one day, virtual humans will completely replace the existence of actors in real life or the entertainment industry.
One of the hottest topics this year must be the Metaverse. Microsoft spent nearly 70 billion dollars to buy Activision Blizzardaiming to expand the Metaverse ecology. Facebook also changed its name to Meta, betting on the Metaverse, and a series of well-known companies have started to get involved in the metaverse realm, so what is the metaverse? Is the metaverse virtual idol a core development direction?
The metaverse is hot. We may have figured out the concepts of 3D virtual human, motion capture, VR, AR, virtual space, NFT, etc., but how are they related to each other, and what is the metaverse? Today I will take you to a brief understanding and introduce the metaverse industry.
Literally, "Metaverse" is combined from "meta" and "verse". The concept is derived from Neal Stephenson's book Snow Crash. Meta means "meta" and "transcendence"; Verse refers to "universe", and the combination "Metaverse" refers to "a virtual world parallel to the real world" which is supported by AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) technologies.
Since 2021, buzzwords "Metaverse" and "vtuber" have swept the web and ascended the Internet trend, which concept is getting more and more popular. Various popular science articles about the concept of the Metaverse VTuber are also emerging constantly, trying to help the public understand what is Metaverse and virtual avatars. However, most of the articles are mainly interpreted from the perspective of related industries; from the general public, those interpretations are still relatively lacking. So, what does it mean? You will get the answer by the end.
Virtual YouTuber, also known as VTuber, Vsinger, Vliver, Vup, etc. It is a creator who uploads videos or makes live streaming on online video platforms as virtual avatars. Commonly used in activities on film and television platforms such as Youtube, Bilibili, Twitch, Facebook, Realy, niconico, Showroom, etc.