Folks who are watching the second season of Culture Japan will know that Mirai also appears each week on the show as my co-host. She is developed by Cybernoids who also worked on the Oreimo PSP game for Bandai.
When I first saw the Oreimo app I thought it was 3D and was flabbergasted when I discovered that it was created from a 2D illustration. In this case she is illustrated by DMYO-sensei.
Here you can see a load of nodes being mapped onto Mirai-chans eyes which control movement - her lower pair of eyes are also mapped and folks who watch Culture Japan Season 2 will notice that they bounce from time to time ^^;
Every part of Mirai's body can move and you can even see behind her plats.
Even the arms can bend like so.
I just love this smile!
The way Mirai-chan is rigged enables her to tilt her head left n right, up n down too.
Soon, we will be able to see Mirai turn so that you can even see her back! More details on how she was made and what software used etc soon.
Look forward to seeing more of the Live2D Mirai in action but in the meantime - download the app for free!