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Question about actors. Please Help!!!

Discussion in 'Animation' started by Ech90, May 10, 2014.

  1. Ech90


    May 10, 2014
    I am extremely new at this so I am sorry if I am in the wrong thread! My sons friend has an iPad game called jake and the Neverland pirates pirate school that allows them to take a picture with the iPad camera and insert that picture on to the face of the actor. I wanted to make him his own personal game with this functionality but as I said I am extremely new at this and I don't know how to go about doing this any opinions? Can I do this with unity? Any help would be much appreciated as I would like to make him this game for his birthday......
  2. TonyLi


    Apr 10, 2012
    I'm sure your son would really like this! This thread is as good as any, since presumably you'd be animating the actor.

    The short answer is "Yes" -- you can do this with Unity.

    The technical answer is to use WebCamTexture to read an image from the camera, then apply it as a Texture to, say, a sphere positioned on the head, and possibly even use a cartoon shader to make it look cartoony if that better matches the rest of the game's graphics.

    The practical answer is that this is a large undertaking if you're new to Unity. At the very least, you'll probably want to buy and customize a prewritten game kit on the Unity Asset Store, especially if you have a deadline. Making a game like this can take several months at least when you're first starting out.

    You might even consider hiring help by posting on the Job Offering forum. Angry Troglodyte is a good group to work with; they do very professional work at great rates.