What VR Headset Do Youtubers Use – How Does It Compensate for Wind?

Are you wondering what VR headsets YouTubers use?

Let’s find out.

What VR Headset Do Youtubers Use?

The most popular VR Headsets Youtubers use are

  • Oculus Quest 2
  • Valve Index
  • HTC Vive Pro 2

Virtual YouTubers

YouTube has become increasingly popular lately, with many new YouTu­bers choosing to wear an online avatar instead of recording themselves.

While the reason for exponential levels in virtual YouTube watching may be obvious, the manner in which virtual YouTube watching is done may not be.

If you’re wondering how vloggers create their videos, you’ve found the right place.

What are VTubers?

VTubers are digital avatars that are animated by someone else, with the vlogs being presented as if they’re made by the person who created them.

VTubers make similar types of video content as their counterparts vlogging, reaction, etc., but they’re not limited by physical constraints.

They can look any way they want, but they must stay within the bounds of the game world.

There are many reasons why someone might want to become a VTubers, including wanting to maintain anonymity, being afraid of cameras, or simply wanting to express themselves differently than they normally would.

How Does VTubing Work?

The software captures the user’s movements through the camera or VR headset and translates them into actions for the digital avatar.

By filming videos in this manner, the VTubers can record themselves without having to worry about editing or producing a professional quality video. Instead, they can focus on just talking into the microphone and letting the software take care of everything else.

If you’ve ever used an app like Snapchat that puts a silly hat on your face or applies digital makeup to your face, then this is similar to that type of tech.

Motion-Tracking Software

There may be VTubers who animate their characters by hand. However, even though the motion tracking software used by most YouTube creators is excellent, they could probably improve upon it if they did it themselves.

VRChat

What Program Do Virtual YouTubers Use?

There are quite a few options when it comes to software designed specifically for creating virtual YouTube video content. Not every one of these tools was created with this specific use case in mind, but they can be used for it nonetheless.

Many of my clientele recommend Animaker to create video tutorials for YouTube. It’s easy to use, and easy to learn but requires no special skills to master.

Live2D

Live2D can sometimes be a bit confusing because it pops up in various locations. However, if you think of Live2D more as a plug-in than an app, then it becomes easier to understand.

This is a method for animating digital avatars by layering 2D art onto them. For example, the eye would be on a different layer than the face, and by moving the eye slightly, the effect creates the illusion that the avatar has moved its position.

With Live2D, you can create an illusion of three-dimensional artwork without having to use a 3D model.

FaceRig

FaceRig is one application that utilizes the Live2D (or face capture) tech­nology. However, there is more to Face­Rig than just Live2D.

With your computer’s built-in camera, this app tracks your head and facial movement and converts them into an onscreen avatar, which can be selected from a wide range of 3D and 2d avatars.

You can use your digital character in front of a variety of backgrounds, or just let them be over something plain or even greenery for future greenscreen effects.

You can also record your own audio so that the recorded video matches your digital avatar.

VTube Studio

Where it really shines is its multi-device nature. It works across multiple platforms including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and even desktop browsers.

Availability

VTube Studio is compatible with both Android and Apple devices as well as Windows and Mac computers, making it convenient for everyone.

We don’t know if it would be practical for us to make full-fat Youtube videos using our mobile app, but many YouTubers use their phones to create videos, and with VTube studio, they can do the same.

Watermark

The app is free but has a watermark on any videos created using the free app. To remove the watermark, you’d need to buy the pro version.

Wakaru

Wakaru is basically the same as VTube studio in terms of features, but it has a different lineage.

Wakaru was born from the Japanese cultural tradition that gave rise to YouTube itself, and so it holds a special place in many Vtubers’ hearts.

Cost

Wakaru is free; however, it should be noted that most users believe that the software has been abandoned by its developers. However, it is still useful, so don’t expect any cool new features.

VTuber Maker

The name, Vtuber Maker, is a bit misleading (and has resulted in some negative feedback as a result).

You don’t “create” Vtubers; instead, you use an app called Animoji Studio to create animated characters from your face. However, you can use Animoji Studio for free.

With its customizable widgets, background images, and various gestures, the application lets you create an interactive experience for yourself.

VRoid Studio

Unlike the above VTube maker, VRoid Studio allows you to create your own VTubers.

It is heavily geared toward the Japanese animation style of aviators that dominates the Vlogger space, but it has a user interface that makes creating a professionally looking avatar accessible for even the least artistic among us.

VKatsu

VKatsu is a good tool for creating animated digital avatars. You can create your own avatar, select from several pre-defined avatars, change the color scheme, and more.

Downsides

There are some downs sides to using this app. You will need to own an Oculus Rift headset to use it.

It is written in English, so it is accessible to anyone regardless of their native language.

Finally, it is in early access, which isn’t necessarily a bad idea, but if you read the FAQ for the game, it says that they plan to release the game in 2018.

Cost

It’s free and very capable. You may want to give it a go if you have a compatible VR head­set and speak Japanese (or aren’t bothered by having to figure out what the buttons do).

VRChat

It’s called “VRChat” because it lets people create avatars of themselves and then interact with others in a virtual environment.

The useful thing here is that it has full lip sync and eyesight-tracking functionality, as well as gesture control. It can also be used for vlogging. VRChat isn’t designed for vloggers as such, but it could definitely be used that way.

Unity

Unity is a popular open-source game development tool that has been used to create a variety of different types of software applications. It is a versatile platform that can be utilized for a wide range of purposes.

The idea behind it (is) that you can use Unity’s built-in capabilities to create games or applications instead of having to write your own graphics code from scratch.

Niche Option

It’s not an easy choice, but if you’re willing to put some time into it, you could create a custom digital avatar that has features you’d never see anywhere else.

You can customize the apps you use by choosing which ones offer the most functionality for your specific needs.

License

If you want to use Unity for commercial purposes, you need to buy a license. However, the free version has everything you need to get started.

Conclusion

You can choose from several different types of video editing tools to create videos for your YouTube channel.

You may notice that most of the options on this list are either free or have a free version, so don’t be afraid to try them all out and find the one that works best for you.

If you have any questions feel free to comment below.

Author

  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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