Change Your Avatar

When you first use Vircadia, you will be wearing the default avatar, Woody. Your avatar is a representation of you in the metaverse. You can control how your avatar moves and speak to other users in-world using it.

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Use Your VirtualYou Avatar (Discontinued)

Please be informed that VirtualYou has been discontinued by High Fidelity. We will however, leave this documentation to help people who still own a VirtualYou Avatar. VirtualYou: 3D Avatar Creator is Vircadia’s mobile app developed with the help of our friends at Wolf3D. In just a few easy steps, you can create a 3D avatar that looks like you in less than five minutes. The app creates your avatar based on a selfie that you take from your phone’s camera. You can then select customize your hair, face and body attributes, and choose your outfit.

At the end, log in to Vircadia to upload your new avatar to your account.

To wear your VirtualYou avatar:

  1. In Interface, pull up your Tablet or HUD and go to Inventory.

  2. Click on the ‘Items’ tab.

  3. Locate your VirtualYou avatar and click ‘Wear’.

Buy an Avatar from the Marketplace

We and our users have designed multiple avatars that are available for your use in the Marketplace.

To get an avatar from the Marketplace:

  1. In Interface, pull up your Tablet or HUD and go to Market.

  2. Search for avatars, or look for avatars under ‘Categories’. ../../_images/market-avatar.PNG

  3. You’ll see a list of avatars of different designs available. Click on any one you like and click the price to buy. ../../_images/avatars.PNG

  4. After completing your purchase, click ‘Wear’ to switch to your new avatar.

Use Your Own Custom Avatar

You can use an avatar that you created. Learn more about how you can create your avatar here.


All avatars must be hosted in the cloud before they can be used with Vircadia. Examples of cloud storage options include Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, GitHub, or Microsoft Azure. Alternatively, you can add your avatar to the Marketplace to sell to other users.

Once you have your avatar’s .fst file, you can upload it.

  1. In Interface, pull up your tablet or HUD and click on Avatar.

  2. In the Avatar window, click the link icon next to your current avatar. ../../_images/avatar-link.png

  3. Enter the .fst file’s URL and click ‘Confirm’.

  4. If you want to access this avatar later without loading the .fst file information again, you can click on ‘Add to Favorites’ to save the current avatar information.

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