Aliso Viejo, Calif. - The creators of Evolver, the first Web-based tool for building custom 3D character models, have launched Avatara, a new site designed for social media enthusiasts. Avatara enables fast, easy creation and upload of customized, animated 3D avatars for use on Facebook, Myspace, and for instant messaging to friends.
Avatara leverages the core functionality of Evolver, which provides
professional 3D animators a cost-and-time efficient way to build custom
character and creature models. To bring the excitement of animated 3D
characters to the masses, Avatara focuses on consumers, enabling them to
produce customized, automatically-animated avatars and push them to social
media sites for their friends and colleagues to see -- quickly, easily, and
at no cost.
Avatara combines ease of use, web accessibility, great-looking 3D
characters and high-quality animated output to take users through a simple
process that lets them create their avatar in just minutes. Users can
choose from a gallery of more than 700 user generated character designs, or mix
and match faces, bodies, eye colors, makeup styles, and hair styles to produce
a 3D model that resembles themselves. They can then choose from a growing
number of animated moods and actions to apply to their custom avatar.
"Avatara makes Evolver's revolutionary technology relevant for a very large
audience," says Brian Nilles, CEO of Darwin Dimensions, makers of Evolver
and Avatara. "We had a growing population of social media enthusiasts on
Evolver who wanted to have access to animated avatars because that allowed
them to express their moods more artfully. We responded with a customized
version that makes it fast, easy and fun for anyone to produce animated