Obskur’s All-in-One Platform Simplifies VTubing for Streamers
The world of VTubing just got a whole lot easier thanks to Obskur, an all-in-one broadcasting application that aims to revolutionize the way VTubers create content. VTubers, or virtual YouTubers, stream as animated characters rather than showing their real faces, and while the genre has gained immense popularity, it has also been associated with high barriers to entry due to the complexity of the required software and technical skills.
An Exhausting Juggle of Programs
Traditionally, VTubers like M41H41, also known as Mai, had to navigate multiple programs simultaneously to create their streams. This meant running separate programs for their character model, body tracking, animations, chat interactions, and integrating with Twitch’s monetization features. The process was mentally exhausting and put a burden on their computer, leading to overheating and potential crashes. It also limited the types of interactions and content they could offer to viewers.
Streamlining VTubing with Obskur
Obskur’s all-in-one platform aims to simplify the VTubing process by combining multiple programs into a single, integrated platform. One of its standout features is the Character Creator, which allows users to customize 3D models with a range of free hairstyles, facial features, and body types. Users can easily adjust the features using sliders and choose colors from a color wheel. Additionally, Obskur features a user-generated content marketplace where artists can sell premade models, outfits, and interactive backgrounds.
Making VTubing More Accessible
Obskur’s goal is to make VTubing more accessible to a wider audience by eliminating the need for technical skills in rigging, modeling, and texturing. The platform provides a user-friendly experience reminiscent of a video game, allowing users to create unique characters that reflect their personal brand. It also simplifies the process of integrating chat interactions and monetization features, making it easier for streamers to engage with their audience and monetize their content.
Monetization Opportunities and Artist Collaboration
While there may be concerns about the impact of Obskur’s Character Creator on artists who rely on commissions for their income, both Mai and Obskur’s co-founder, Andranik Aslanyan, believe that the platform actually creates opportunities for collaboration and expansion. The marketplace within Obskur allows artists to sell their own assets, providing additional revenue streams. Streamers can also import commissioned work into Obskur for more complex and specific models.
Enhancing Viewer Engagement and Monetization
Obskur’s Twitch extension and app enhance viewer engagement by seamlessly integrating audience interactions with the use of Twitch Bits, the platform’s digital currency. Viewers can trigger various interactive features by spending Bits, such as throwing objects or changing a VTuber’s outfit. The streamlined process benefits both streamers and viewers, with Obskur taking a standard 20% developer cut to support ongoing development and maintenance.
A Bright Future for VTubers
The VTuber industry is rapidly growing, and innovations like Obskur’s all-in-one platform are welcomed by streamers like Mai. The simplification of the VTubing process has led to significant improvements in stream quality and overall experience. The market still has room for artists with unique styles and designs, and Obskur’s platform provides opportunities for artists to expand their clientele and generate revenue from their existing assets.
With Obskur’s all-in-one platform, the future of VTubing looks promising, offering a more accessible and streamlined experience for both streamers and viewers.