Source: Impress Watch (Kentarō Yamazaki)
Entertainment company Avex and virtual reality development company XVI Inc. announced last year that they are creating a tool titled AniCast Lab., which will allow users to create VR anime, such as virtual YouTubers, using XVI's AniCast software and share it.
AniCast Lab posted an introduction video to the tool last Wednesday with closed-caption English, Japanese, and Chinese subtitles. The video emphasizes the tool's user friendliness and capacity for allowing users to create VR anime by themselves. The project aims to allow for the production of anime at relatively low cost in terms of money and manpower, and by doing so establish new ways of creating anime.
AniCast uses the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch and motion capture technology to allow users to create 3DCG-animated characters using their own movements. Users can also operate the camera, place items, and change the background.