The High Fidelity team just uploaded this interesting video showing an avatar singing along to Queen.
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High Fidelity sings Queen
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It is a huge step forward from the previous avatars we’ve seen so far and the technology is really impressive.
This is something that will appeal to a lot of people, not just performers and artists who sing live in virtual worlds, but of course it is also hugely important to translate your RL expression into VR.
When looking at HiFy, we have to remember that it is still in very early Alpha stages but it appears to be moving along pretty well and if this footage is a good indication of what will be possible in Philip Rosedale’s new virtual world, we’re in for a treat.
Let’s hope that Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab can borrow some of this cool stuff for the next Second Life as well, because personally, I can’t wait to use something like this in my virtual time travel adventures.
This screenshot, uploaded to Twitter a few hours ago is also a huge step forward from what has been shown to the public before.