System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 60
Description: Emoto is a fast 3D animation tool, easy to use, fast and cost-effective, using VR devices (currently only support Htc Vive) to create character animation and make characters in the VR to become lively and interesting, so as to quickly complete an animated film. Emoto has its own repository. You don’t need any prior knowledge of 3D content creation. You just need to select the scenes and characters, play them, think about the script you want to play and complete the animated story.
In addition, to make your art creation process more unique and creative, we offer free SDK tools that will support importing your own scenes, characters (with expressions, gestures, and custom actions), props and effects. Emoto not only can create 3D animation video quickly but also has professional video production function. We divide Emoto into two modules: VR game and Editor mode.
Review: We have seen a few of these “VR animation” apps now in which you can animate a character with your VR headset. I think the best of these is probably Mindshow which does set the bar pretty high. While ‘Emoto’ does have a good range of characters to animate the UI is just not as intuitive as I would have liked, in fact, it was a real battle just trying to do the most basic of things. But it is the animation on the characters (especially the faces) that needs the most work. Sure, it’s free I suppose and I have factored that into my score, but when the quality of the animation is clutch this game lets itself down.