What is MYTY Kit?
At the forefront of the Web3 social metaverse scenario are PFPs. Each PFP project has anywhere between hundreds to tens of thousands of individual NFTs. The MYTY Kit allows you to transform a collection of NFTs into a collection of animated, Mocap-enabled, avatars in one go. It can be used as an SDK to create Web3 social metaverse apps for such avatars. The MYTY Kit v0.1 is for use in Unity, and the rights to its use and redistribution are granted under the MIT license.
*SDK stands for Software Development Kit, and refers to a collection of software development tools that is provided in a single installable package.
For example, if you turn a particular CryptoPunk PFP into an avatar using the MYTY Kit, that avatar is now considered a “MYTY Avatar.” MYTY Avatars are animated using real-time motion capture technology, following the users’ real-time facial expressions as well as body movements.
A prime example of this is the MYTY Camera. Developed by MYTY itself, the MYTY Camera is a showcase app for PC. It acts as a virtual camera device, using motion capture technology to regress facial expressions and body movements from a video to animate MYTY avatars in real-time. The result can be pushed to major webcam-based apps including YouTube, Twitch, Zoom, and Discord.
The video below shows a MYTY Avatar being used with the MYTY Camera. The Avatar is one of the 10,000 MYTY Avatars created from 10,000 CryptoPunks.
A CryptoPunk MYTY Avatar follows the user’s facial expressions on MYTY Camera.
There are two main types of users.
👉 The first is the Avatar Creator - anyone who wants to create a MYTY Avatar from a PFP.
In the early stages, this will mostly be PFP project teams. Many teams are looking for ways to give their PFPs more utility, beyond the usual profile pictures on Twitter, Discord, etc. By creating a collection of MYTY Avatars from a collection of PFPs, Project Teams will allow NFT holders to use their PFP Avatars in various metaverses.
👉 The second is Metaverse Creator - anyone who wants to create a metaverse app that uses MYTY Avatars.
As an increasing number of PFPs have their own MYTY Avatars, there’ll be a corresponding rise in the number of developers seeking to provide applications for the PFP holders. Since many PFP Projects advocate the metaverse in their long-term roadmap, we expect a growing demand for the creation of metaverse apps that use PFPs. One of the first problems that these metaverse development teams face is the issue of avatarizing PFPs. This is easily solved with the MYTY Kit. Metaverse creators can skip the avatarization step altogether by using pre-made MYTY Avatars for free. Moreover, since MYTY Kit is released under the MIT license, Metaverse Creators won’t have to worry about the fine print when generating revenue.
- 1.Easy-to-use working environment in Unity.
- 2.Support for face and full-body motion tracking.
- 3.Tools tailored for avatarizing 2D PFPs, which are notoriously difficult to handle but make up the vast majority of PFPs. Support will be expanded to include 3D avatar production in the future.
- 4.Completely compatibility with Web3. Avatar Creators can turn PFPs into MYTY Avatars, and Metaverse Creators can use MYTY Avatars for free in their various MYTY Metaverses.
There are 8 tools in the MYTY Kit; 5 for use within Unity, 3 for outside.
This is a simplified overview. For more information, please refer to each Related Document.