Oddcast Character Studio provides companies with an easy-to-use authoring tool to create and embed customized, speaking animated characters within HTML pages, ad banners and Flash movies.

With an intuitive online editor, Character Studio lets you create and update characters, backgrounds and audio messages effortlessly. HTML, JavaScript and ActionScript programmers can utilize APIs to create advanced interactions with users. Developers can use APIs to integrate the avatars into unique business logics or databases and generate dynamic and personalized speech on the fly.

Character Studio is not designed for end-users to create avatars, but rather for developers and businesses to integrate avatars into their user experiences. To enable end-users to create white label avatars on your site, you need Avatar Framework.

Core Functionality

  • Choose from over 200 built-in models to edit and create any likeness.
  • Customize the features of your characters:
    • Hair style and color.
    • Skin color and eye color.
    • Hundreds of wardrobe selections: shirts, suits, costumes and more.
    • Many more additional accessories: hats, glasses, jewelry, etc.
  • Create your own human-like 3D avatars from photographs.
  • Upload an unlimited number of backgrounds (both images and video).
  • Add audio using several audio features: text-to-speech, voice recording, upload MP3 file, and more.
  • Create triggered interactivity, such as Avatar response to clicks, rollovers and cookies.
  • Author advanced programs using Application Program Interface (API)
  • Publish to anywhere online - including web pages, emails, ad banners and Flash.
  • Video Export - save your avatar scenes in video format for unlimited usage. Asset management.
  • Reporting - access a robust reporting tool that provides access to real-time usage and distribution reports.

Interactive avatars effectively convey your messages to end users, and provide a more engaging experience that users will want to return to, and refer others to.

Uses of Character Studio can include:

  • Website Guide – Increase CTR, conversions and sales by telling visitors to what they should do next.
  • Virtual Greeter – Greet visitors verbally, telling them about the latest news and promotions.
  • Customer Service Agent – Answer Frequently Asked Questions verbally, improving comprehension about your products, services, and offers.
  • Rapid E-Learning Creation – Create engaging and effective avatar training programs. Avatars are an effective tool to convey important information. Increases audience interest levels and get them excited about learning more.
    • Create an unlimited amount of avatar e-learning content.
    • Publish training courses to live Web pages so students may refer to it anytime.
    • Email training courses of any length directly to the student's inbox.
    • Cost effective – Update training content as often as desired with minimal effort within minutes
  • Direct Marketing Campaigns – Email new VHost avatar messages to clients periodically. Want to make sure your clients know about the latest promotion? E-mail them an avatar and tell them personally!

Sample Deployments

Deployment Options & Purchasing

Annual licensing of Character Studio starts at $5,000. Additional package and pricing options are available, based on your needs. To schedule a demo and for pricing details, call us at 212.375.6290 and ask for enterprise sales, or email sales@oddcast.com