Relief For Meta Users As The Company Finally Adds Legs To Its VR Avatars

If you’ve been keeping track of the metaverse and happen to be a fan of the VR avatars then we’re sure you’re familiar with the ‘legless avatars’ on display.

But thankfully, you don’t need to worry any longer as the company’s CEO has gone public with his digital creation that is seen with legs. And in case you didn’t know, this was one of the biggest and more requested features of all time. It sounds really odd but one thing is for sure, the Horizon Worlds was looking pretty incomplete with the offering.

Seeing so many digital characters move from one place to another has left people confused. Imagine a person having no lower body. Yes, it’s creepy and strange and that’s why Zuckerberg was super excited to share the great news with his fans today by putting up his own avatar with legs.

In case you wondered why it took the firm so long to launch the ordeal is because producing legs in animated versions is not simple. It’s a complex ordeal and not easy to animate. Therefore, creators worried that it could serve as a distraction, more than anything else. As the CEO explained in his past post, it’s hard to recreate and that’s why so many other VR systems don’t include them as well.

So the firm felt why not disregard the lower body as a whole. And turn the entire VR body into a system that feels super immersive. Now, the firm is working hard to ensure the whole body unit functions as one thanks to great computer algorithms on its VR app called Horizon Worlds.

Everything will now come forward in a seamless manner and even if the avatar is seated or staring at a computer screen, you’ll be able to witness the legs in place.

Zuckerberg is also hoping the move will silence critics that called the metaverse project a huge disappointment that is not only underwhelming but a waste of time and resources. Moreover, they even mentioned it was humiliating that such a project came forward in the first place, considering how low-tech in design it was.

In August, the CEO shared a picture that featured his avatar and so many felt it was a replica of the graphics you’d witness across apps like Nintendo Wii that dated back to 2006.

But the firm reportedly mentioned how now, the plan is not only to make a replica that was a full body but one that appeared as realistic as possible. This is why at the recent Meta Connect conference held yesterday, we saw a stellar cutting-edge character in the form of an avatar come forward. And we have to agree that there was not a lot of difference between the avatar and the current CEO’s face.

The results are all thanks to the company’s use of Codec Avatar which is another name reserved for software that makes realistic avatars of people’s faces. Moreover, it’s designed to recreate the most life-life feels and expressions seen while the avatar performs various functions.

Meta knows that this requires state-of-the-art technology to produce avatars of this category. Hence, it’s now making a move to introduce a new feature that will users’ lives so much easier. This is called an ‘instant avatar’ that records videos of your face through different angles and then produces so many types of facial expressions. In a span of a few minutes, you’re done. Yes, it’s not as detail-oriented as expected but super real in terms of looks.

It’s definitely going to take some time to nail the technology and the security risks associated. However, we feel the firm will plan on introducing new legs for such avatars in this app before it moves on to focus on other body parts.

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