There are a lot of options out there in the VTuber world, and it seems like more are added every time you look. We've compiled our favorite software programs for VTubers. We have provided a variety of programs, whether it is free character creation or high-quality streaming software.
For the aspiring VTuber who has yet to acquire all of the equipment normally associated with VTubing, like a VR Headset, Wakaru is a great option. All you need to get started is a mobile phone with a camera or a camera set up on your computer. Controls for the face are still detected using the camera and you can manually control the body. The software is available for free on Steam.
Luppet is one of the most solidly performing software programs in the VTuber community. It has consistent functionality, constant updates and patches, as well as attractive design styles. You need LeapMotion and a web camera to get started with this software, as well as the payment of at least $46 (depending on the current Japanese Yen conversion rate). While the payment required may be offputting for some, the high quality of service, as well as the range of features like extended movements make the price worth it for many.
This option is great for streamers or content creators who have an interest in expressing themselves not only digitally, but also artistically. This software is unique in that it does not even require a camera to operate. Your VTuber character will be drawing while you have your drawing tablet connected, so it actually works off of a set range of movements, rather than tracking you. There is a free trial, as well as a paid version that costs about $10.
VRoid is one of the most popular software programs on our list, and it's for good reason. VRoid is not a VTuber performing or streaming software, but rather a character creator. This makes it extremely versatile and gives you the power to have more control over representing yourself on different streaming software. The best news is, it's completely free.
Animaze is another VTuber character creation software, a lot like VRoid. One area where it outperforms the former is that it has a wide range of art styles, rather than just anime. There is a free version of Animaze, but it comes with a watermark and limited customization options. There are multiple tiers above the free option, with the cheapest starting at $19.99 per year.
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