Apple’s Animoji might offer more methods to play with the face-tracing animated characters, by using suitable sound effects for every avatar activated when consumers either make particular expressions or speak specific words at the time of recording it.
Rolled out alongside the iPhone X as an example of what users can do with the new camera system (TrueDepth), Animoji swiftly turned out to be a popular inclusion to iOS that “Animoji Karaoke” videos and spawned commercials all over the web. While Apple has included additional interactivity to the face-traced creations, comprising user-created Memoji and tongue detection, it appears that Apple has additional ideas of where Animoji can lead to.
An application for patent filed this year in February and posted by the U.S. PTO (Patent and Trademark Office) this week for “Voice effects on the basis of facial expressions” is all about how a virtual avatar’s video is made, but can be changed with specific effects that the consumer can activate. In summary, Animoji but with additional features included.
Speaking of Animojis, Google this year welcomed a new type of emojis dubbed as “Minis.” These are not your normal emojis and plan to vie against Apple’s Memoji function that imitate the users’ expressions and transforms it in to live emojis. The search behemoth has rolled out these “Mini” stickers on both iOS and Android operating system.
Google Minis merges artist illustrations and machine learning to sketch an emoji that matches the user’s face. They also take into consideration the eye color, skin color, face shape, hair style, and other factors including facial hair, as per media reports.
It has also been cited that the sticker pack generates more than 100 stickers based on your personality. For now, the stickers are not yet obtainable on most of the handsets but in all likelihood will be available soon with the new Gboard app.