How to Create Your Own Superhero Avatar

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How to Create Your Own Superhero Avatar
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An avatar is a computer-generated representation of yourself. Avatars are used inside of 3D virtual games and on websites. There are several ways to create an avatar using online platforms that offer free and paid resources. With an avatar, you can create an alter ego, such as a superhero avatar that you can share with others on social websites or use to interact with friends inside of a virtual game. Let your imagination be your guide when creating your own superhero avatar.

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Things you need

  • Internet access
  • PC or Mac computer
  • Website
  • Social website
  • Virtual game membership

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    Determine the type of superhero avatar you want to create and where you want to use your avatar. You can create a superhero avatar online, inside of a simulated computer game or on an avatar generator website. Your decision regarding the type of superhero avatar you want and how you will use the avatar will help you choose which platform to use to create your avatar.

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    Choose a website avatar generator if you are going to use your superhero avatar on a website or on social networking websites. An avatar generator website, such as Ugo HeroMachine version 2.5, offers character templates that can help you create a unique superhero avatar. Ugo HeroMachine version 2.5 has a step-by-step system that guides you from the beginning, with a blank character figure for which you choose the body shape, skin tone, facial features, clothing and gadgets.

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    Select a virtual game if you want to create a superhero avatar that can move and interact with other avatars. Virtual games, such as Second Life, offer a platform where you can create an avatar that can walk, run, fly and swim. Inside Second Life you can select skin, a body shape, hair, eyes, unique clothing or superhero costumes for your avatar. When you begin in Second Life, you will have a basic skin and body shape. Using the search option inside the game, you can locate vendors that sell superhero body shapes, clothes and gadgets that you can use to style your avatar. You can also equip your superhero avatar with a “AO” animation override that will allow your avatar to move like a superhero.

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    Use a search engine such as Google to locate a virtual game or avatar generator website. There are a few avatar generator websites that specialise in helping users create popular superhero avatars, such as the Marvel superhero avatar creator. The average online virtual game offers users free memberships and a basic avatar.

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    Read through the tutorial that the avatar generator website or virtual game offers. Having a better understanding of how to use the avatar generator website or virtual game will help you to create a superhero avatar that is unique to your style. The tutorial can explain how to add clothing, weapons or gadgets to your superhero avatar, as well as how to make your avatar move and how to upload your superhero avatar to your website.

Tips and warnings

  • Make a list of attributes that you want your superhero avatar to have to help you create a unique avatar.

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