In these days streamers are fighting for their viewers attention. We reached a point where, there’s may too many streamers (probably more than 1000+ streamers on Twitch streaming continously), with lot of content, that you don’t want to miss. With the push of the metaverse, some streamer using metacharacters, to replace themself and you can use VTube Studio in OBS to do the same!
Nowadays you don’t need to be in the exact picture and to be the face of the stream. You can create a character which replace you, and be the part of your community. (Like xanadau as we spoke about him in the stream background article.)
In this article we going throught the steps to set up VTube Studio in OBS, and perfectly tune your character as like a real person will sit in front of the camera.
What is VTube Studio?
VTube Studio is a fully free virtual character creator software, that you can download through Steam. You can create your own character as like yourself, or do a whole different person. The possibilities are in your hand, you can be an animal, or any other creature.
It works with your webcam, follows your movement and the avatar will do the same. It has a built-in audio sync feature, so If you’re speaking through mic, the character lips will move as well. You can create different animations and bind to one of your key. However the basic version is absolutely free, but If you want to remove the watermark you need to purchase DLC.
In the latest versions, you can use your mobile as well (iOS or Android), through network to use it as a webcam, or a tracking device. (For that purpose iOS will be a better choice.) And you can use other motion-tracking device too, to precise the character motion.
How to use VTube Studio in OBS?
The first step is to open VTube Studio (after you download it), and select your character. After the setup, you need to select a green background, what we will exclude in OBS. The green background called “background_8“.
After that, you probably already have, but If not, follow our tutorial to install OBS Studio (you may find some feature you don’t know about it), then open it.
Add to one of your scene a new “Game Capture“.
The next step is to select “Capture specific window” in Game Capture Mode, and check “Allow Transaprency“.
After that we only have one last step to do. You need to add Chroma Key to your Game Capture. For that select the source, and click on Filters.
Click on the plus sign, and select Chroma Key, then select color green. Basically we will using green screen method, which most of the streamers are using.
You don’t need to specify most of the setting, because VTube Studio picture has a great difference between the green color and the character. Probably you shouldn’t want to use green colors in your character, however If you’re using blue background, than it’s possible.
And that’s it, your ready to go. You can click on the picture and place anywhere you would like to. You can create a stream overlay for it, or just use a fancy picture.
With this method the the VTube Studio window don’t need to be in focus, but it will work. Do you have any question? Do not hesitate to ask them in the comments.