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Fish Person

Fish Person is my main avatar that I use in VRChat. She was made as a challenge entry for Beneath the Waves and the entire adventure is chronicled here: https://www.artstation.com/contests/beneath-the-waves/challenges/35/submissions/25378

For those unfamiliar with VRChat, Fish Person is a pilotable "skin" you can wear in VR. Her hands become your hands, she will speak when you speak and she will make eye contact with the person she's speaking to. I did a looong talk about social VR while wearing Fish Person that I can make available to you if you want to watch it. I streamed myself from within Social VR to a TV in the showroom and had a webcam feed of the audience inside of my VR headset so that I could see if my jokes landed ;) It might be the first ever talk done in this format!

Since I first published this, Fish Person has gone through several iterations and so I have updated the entry to reflect this.

Fish Person original version, captured in the original Fish Person's Cove

Fish Person original version, captured in the original Fish Person's Cove

Fish Person wedding version, made for, well, a wedding I was invited to, in various worlds. By this time I had improved the shader to be more resilient in bad lighting conditions.

Fish Person wedding version, made for, well, a wedding I was invited to, in various worlds. By this time I had improved the shader to be more resilient in bad lighting conditions.

Fish Person party version, optimized for dancing using full body tracking, in various worlds.

Fish Person party version, optimized for dancing using full body tracking, in various worlds.

The original fish person was slightly scarier than the later versions and had several emissive states controllable through gestures

The original fish person was slightly scarier than the later versions and had several emissive states controllable through gestures

Fish person dressed up and lit for doing a realtime talk about avatars

Fish person dressed up and lit for doing a realtime talk about avatars

Shader exploration for fish person's wedding skirt