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  • Dec 9, 2020
  • Dec 9, 2020

    The latest virtual sensation taking over Twitch is a 3D rendered character named Miko


    Evolution and innovation are at the forefront of streaming and content creation, as personalities look for better and more creative ways to engage with their audiences.

    In recent times, the rise of Vtubers (virtual YouTubers), digital renditions of streamers utilising A.I to change their appearance has shifted the landscape for broadcasters worldwide, as a new opportunity presented itself for those venturous enough to make the most of it.

    On this subject, viewers have been intrigued by the appearance of a new type of streaming framework, one that takes the Vtuber concept and turns it up to 11 -- Code Miko.

    Miko is a fully 3D rendered character using Unreal Engine


    Project CodeMiko is a virtual streamer created using the Unreal Engine software and controlled via an Xsens motion capture suit. The suit alone can cost upwards of $30,000 so the effort is by no means cheap.

    The process of devving, engineering, and rigging (essentially, mapping Miko's body so that she can move fluently) was all done by the same person, nicknamed The Technician.

    In terms of what the actual content Miko creates on Twitch, it mostly revolves around interviews with fellow streamers and hanging out with her chat.

    The thing that makes Miko shine, on top of being a novelty on her own, is the interactivity present in every broadcast. As the Technician describes it, the streams are a "quasi interactive rpg, where it's kind of like an arcade and a game and a stream and an RPG at the same time."

    Viewers can alter Miko's stream by interacting in the chatroom using bits, Twitch's special currency.

    From the innocuous mute/unmute options to making dead bodies explode behind her, Miko's streams really go from 0 to 100 in a matter of seconds.

    As the project is currently still in development, there are a few glitches that pop up here and there during streams, but we think it adds to the charm of Miko's unpredictable personality.

  • Dec 9, 2020

    Oh lord

  • Kr0niic ☘️
    Dec 9, 2020
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    Late. This already exists on chaturbate

    Projektmelody

  • Dec 9, 2020

    coomer above me

  • Dec 9, 2020
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    In 20 years people are gonna be living in VR worlds man s***s crazy

  • Kr0niic

    Late. This already exists on chaturbate

    Projektmelody

  • Dec 9, 2020

    Niggas really be out here donating to AI.

  • Dec 9, 2020

    Ehh chaturbate invented

  • Dec 9, 2020
    Devoted

    In 20 years people are gonna be living in VR worlds man s***s crazy

    VR is currently in its Nintendo 64 phase.

    In 10-15 years its gonna be truly mind bending.

  • Dec 9, 2020

    And definitely taken for granted after a couple years

  • Dec 9, 2020

  • Dec 9, 2020

    what in the world

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