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How To Make a Custom Full-Body 3D Avatar From a Photo

Written by Ready Player Me

  • 24 September 2020
  • 2 min read
How To Make a Custom Full-Body 3D Avatar From a Photo

Creating a personal full-body avatar is an excellent way to express yourself online. If you’ve got two minutes and a photo, you can create an avatar online.

What is a personal 3D avatar?

It’s a virtual version of you that’s both recognizable and customized to your liking, allowing you to join in on different games, VR experiences, and social apps.

Simple avatar creators like Ready Player Me allow you to create your avatar with a photo, with some extra customizations, in just a few easy steps.

Why do you need to make a custom 3D avatar?

Virtual events are bringing millions of fans, gamers, and socialites together; Create a personal avatar with a photo and use it in an ever-expanding array of games, virtual events, festivals, even meet your friends in VR! Whatever the occasion, you can represent your identity awesomely through a personal avatar.

If you're looking for a great profile picture for Twitter or Discord but you don't want to share your face with others, you can always use a high-quality render of your Ready Player Me full-body avatar instead.

Once you create a full-body avatar with Ready Player Me, you’ll be able to use it in a constantly growing list of apps, games, and digital experiences.

Create a full-body 3D avatar with a photo in 3 steps

1. Choose a 3D avatar creator

Visit readyplayer.me on your laptop or mobile phone. Just make sure that you are able to take a photo or can upload a clear profile image later on.

2. Take a photo

You have the option to take a photo or upload one. Either way, there are some simple rules to ensure your selfie avatar comes out awesome:

  • Make sure your photo is well-lit. Dark photos will reduce the ability to define your avatar features well.
  • Keep it casual. Smiling may be tempting, but think “driver’s license photo.”
  • Make sure you remove your glasses (if you’re wearing any) and try to keep your hair from covering up too much of your face.

When you’re ready, tap on “Take a photo!” or choose the "pick a file" option and select a good portrait to create an avatar.

INSERT LOADING SCREEN (fun) - no, seriously. It could take 5-10 seconds, but you can relax. The next thing you’ll see is a cartoon avatar of you!

3. Customize your personal 3D avatar

You’ve created a full-body avatar with a photo! You can choose some customizations here just in case you’d like to change something. Perhaps you really do want green hair; now is your chance. Once you’re ready, tap that “Done” button in the upper-right corner and Voila! Welcome to the virtual world.

You’re all set! Piece of cake.

Creating a full-body 3D avatar was simple. Make sure you know all the awesome places you can use it! Providing us with your email means Ready Player Me can alert you on important updates and all the new integrations being created constantly. You’ll be able to party, game and jam with the best of them.

Ready Player Me has been working on avatar creators for over six years and we’re constantly improving our services and making cool avatars even cooler. Ready, player?

How To Make a Custom Full-Body 3D Avatar From a Photo

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