Many VR streamers use complicated mixed reality setups to show themselves from a third-person perspective inside the virtual world. LIV, a leading tool which makes this possible, now supports free, customizable, full-body avatars from ReadyPlayerMe, making it possible to stream your avatar inside of VR without the need for a green screen.

In addition to true mixed reality streaming, Liv has supported streaming with avatars for some time. However, actually finding a unique avatar for yourself was no simple task. Now, Liv has partnered with avatar maker ReadyPlayerMe to make it as simple as can be.

ReadyPlayerMe allows you to build a free full-body avatar—optionally based on a photo of yourself—in mere minutes. You can use the avatar as the character in select Liv-supported VR games, allowing stream viewers to see your movements in third-person.

Here’s an example of a ReadyPlayerMe avatar in Pistol Whip streamed via Liv:

Avatars from ReadyPlayMe are moderately customizable, and easy enough to get something you’re happy with relatively quickly, though we hope to see more customization options in the future (like height, build, and more control over outfits).

Image courtesy ReadyPlayerMe

You can make your own ReadyPlayMe avatar to import to Liv right here. If you want to download your avatar for some other use, you can make one here and download it at the end of the process as a .GLB file for use in other applications.

Streamer Atom Bomb Body also has a detailed walkthrough for configuring Liv with your new avatar here:


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  • Wouldn’t showing your whole body, you’re actual human real-life body, in VR, be far more impressive then this simple avie system? Maybe it’s just my preference, but this wouldn’t impress me nearly as much as seeing the real person standing there.

    I understand that it lowers the bar if you really need gameplay footage from a 3rd person view, but it’s also far less interesting.

    • Jeannette

      You’re talking about real people in VR as if it’s a futuristic thing. What you say would impress you the most, it already exists. It’s called MR, and it’s what LIV is already being used the most for. It’s been around for years now. ;).

  • guest

    Horrible lip syncing, unless she’s a boxer!

  • Cool!

  • Ardra Diva

    Oddly enough using the same photograph and the “bust only” and then the “full body” avatar maker made a very different result. The bust-only avatar looked MUCH more like the photograph. The full body one did not particularly resemble the photo.

  • The Commander

    I know I am late to the discussion but at the time this article was written it was horribly misinformed and out of date. I know tons of folks using avatars in LIV with full body tracking, that aren’t assocated with the website in question. So saying it’s allowing that one website is a bit well… misleading. What proof, watch anyone on Twitch using a VRC ready avatar… none of them are ReadyPlayerMe ones.