Avatars are digital representations of people, pets, or entities. They're widely used in VR games and apps, and they're also becoming popular in the Metaverse—a unified digital space where people can meet, interact, and create things together. Avatar technology has been around for a long time—it's not new. But with the increasing popularity of the Metaverse, it is becoming more popular than ever.
There are many different ways to use avatars. They can be used for all types of virtual experiences, including games and education apps. For example, you could create a game where you have to find your way through a maze using an avatar. Or, you could create an educational app where you have to find your way through a maze using an avatar.
In the Metaverse and in VR gaming, avatars are more than just characters—they're extensions of ourselves. Many people jump into both the physical and virtual world wearing their best heels. Some gamers wear full-body suits to help them truly embody their avatars.
Most avatars are animated by code—here are some popular open-source libraries you can use to create and use avatars.