Many of us who have used Mycroft and/or any other AI smart assistant have probably wondered at one point or another, “Wouldn’t it be cool if this had a 3D character/avatar to go along with it”. At TREE Industries we have thought the same thing since we first start developing and using Mycroft in our business and home shortly after one of the first alpha versions was released.
Over the last 6 weeks or so we have feverishly been developing a bare prototype to control a 3D avatar through Unity3D for another community member. At some point we started thinking to ourselves, how far can we take this? Well over the last two weeks we have polished and taken the bare prototype into a full 3D Character/Avatar App for Mycroft.
We’ll be using this thread to post about Features, Availability, Feedback, etc. It is very exciting to have the opportunity to offer something unique to such a great community.
- Fully animated 3D avatar with Lip Syncing and gestures (gestures somewhat limited for first version)
- Available for multiple platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac, and Android to start)
- Integrate directly with any Mycroft powered device through websockets
- Configurable IP address to connect app with Mycroft
- Trigger wake word
- Quick Commands
- Volume Control
- Media Control
- Mute / Unmute Mic
- Sleep / Wakeup
- App connection to Mycroft realtime indicator
- Configurable Latency / Lipsync Delay setting
There is still a lot of room from improvement, and bleeding edge technology won’t always be perfect. Knowing this we are keeping the first version pretty simple with all of the features above and one female avatar to start with for just $5 for each platform. If that goes well we have an ambitious roadmap already planned for this app.
We love contributing our free time towards Mycroft skills that are free and open source. Please know that should you decide to support us by purchasing the 3D Mycroft Avatar that you are actively helping us be able to dedicate more time towards developing such skills.
More info coming soon…
CTO, TREE Industries