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Question about actors. Please Help!!!

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

  1. Ech90

    Ech90

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    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

    TonyLi

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    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.