ObEN

Unity 3D Developer - Standalone - Mobile - AR - VR

The Beginning of A Long Journey

Working with ObEN was an amazing experience. It was a great opportunity to watch a small start-up evolve into a major corporation. When I arrived there we had 18 Employees including the CEOs. That left 16 employees. 3 of which were in app design, but I joined the company as the only Unity developer. My first goal was to help the CV team build material to help train their machine learning technology. This was the beginning of a long and tiring journey. It was all definitely worth it.

As time progressed, I told myself “In order to be successful, we need to grow with the right team”. So I started gathering some of the most uniquely talented individuals from all around and invited them to come work with us, and build out this amazing avatar system.

I brought a Character Artist and Rigger who fleshed out the base model of the avatar, an animator who brought Pinocchio to life, 3 modelers to provide a vast selection of clothing for our avatars, and a technical lead to put his finishing touches on the avatar system.

The video below barely scraped the surface of what we were aiming to achieve. (Excuse the fatigue/disorientation in my face. We work long hours!)

Our First Product Appearance

After architecting many proof of concepts and demos and with a determination to create something the world will love and recognize we devoted our time to a HTC project in VR. We took our avatars to the next level by allowing people to be their avatars.

We created an experience that featured the ability to be able to see you as your avatar, change your avatars clothes, shake hands with other avatars and using our speech to text-tech sing with other avatars.  We also made the first working virtual reality interface for WeChat.

Which One Is Real

Building out the avatars was a huge collaborative project which required all hands on deck. App team, Speech team, NLP team and most importantly Computer Vision team.  These amazing works of art are an honor to be apart of.

Cocoon Phases

Prototyping out the new AR Kit and how we can apply that to mainstream apps.

PAIYO

After all the research and design, we come to this; PAIYO. An app that fuses all of the technologies built by this outstanding company. The first handshake to the world.  A way every person can build, customize and live as their own avatar.

Our First Product Appearance

after architecting many proof of concepts and demos and with a determination to create something the world will love and recognize we devoted our time to a HTC project in VR. We took our avatars to the next level by allowing people to be their avatars.

We created an experience that featured the ability to be able to see you as your avatar, change your avatars clothes, shake hands with other avatars and using our speech to text-tech sing with other avatars.  We also made the first working virtual reality interface for WeChat.