VTuber is becoming one of the hottest influencers in the world. We have also featured India’s first VTuber debut by Nijisanji’s project.
Don’t you wish to become a famous VTuber make with ease?
A Japanese tech company, Avex Technologies (ATS), announced they will be releasing such a dream tool on 16th April 2021. We will walk you thought about the tool called AniCast Maker in this article.
What is AniCast Maker?
AniCast Maker is a tool that everyone can become a VTuber with just a VR headset other than complicated equipment. The tool gives users their very own anime VR recording studio, letting them make short animations in VR.
Users can be an actor, be a videographer, place props and lighting, whatever they need to make their creative dream come to life. The software comes with two 3D character models, as well as a variety of backgrounds, props, and animated motions for them to jump right and make all kinds of short animations.
Users can also share the video they created on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube to showcase their family and friends.
How to become a VTuber with AniCast Maker?
AniCast Maker has also released the official promo video starring Ami Maeshima. She is well-known for her voice act in BanG Dream! (also known as Bandori!) which is a Japanese music media franchise owned by Bushiroad.
Ami commented, “I was really happy I got the opportunity to be a part of this! I’m a huge fan of anime, and I spend a lot of time watching it, but I never thought I’d be able to make it myself! Being able to go into the world you love so much, and make your own stories there, is an amazing experience. I had a ton of fun trying to make different things! I hope you’ll all give AniCast Maker a try yourself and make your very own videos!”
The story behind AniCast Maker development
ATS is a member of the Avex Group, responsible for building the fundamental technologies that will power the next generation of IP. As part of its “Entertainment x Tech x Global” strategy, Avex is constantly looking for ways to create new IP using technology.
To fulfill that mission, ATS has been pouring effort into developing new tech tools to help creators. In November 2019, Avex Technologies established “AniCast RM,” a joint venture with XVI Inc, to handle patents related to the AniCast Maker technology, and commercialize the software.
The popularity of video uploading services like YouTube and TikTok has let individual creators produce world-famous content. The demand for short-form video has dramatically increased. Besides, the popularity of social networks like Twitter and pixiv has made fan-created work a critical aspect of any character-based IP.
In light of these trends, ATS developed the AniCast Maker software, a consumer-focused VR tool for Facebook’s Oculus Quest/Oculus Quest 2. It allows everyone to make short anime movies with just a VR headset. The software was developed using patents licensed from AniCast RM, and the trademark license for AniCast was provided by XVI.
ATS will also be teaming up with famous game and anime creators to make additional DLC and bring their stuff to AniCast Maker, too!
Title: AniCast Maker
Platform: Oculus Quest / Oculus Quest 2
Launch: 16th April, Friday (IST)
©2021 Avex Technologies Inc./AniCast RM Inc.
Developed by XVI Inc.
*AniCast is a trademark or registered trademark of XVI Inc.