Webcam using my own phone (using Droidcam or IP Webcam)
My webcam is messed up (very blurry because i put on a tape on it before)
I want to suggest if I can use my phone as a webcam. Droidcam is what I use (using USB), I hope Character Animator detects it too although I know that it is not listed in the 'Camera' or 'Imaging devices' in Device Manager.
I am really hoping for this to be added.
Glenn Broadway commented
Well, I'd love this purely because I use a Mac mini and don't have a built in camera!
Michael Jonsson commented
I have a live podcast which i am overlaying a character and i need to have multiple video inputs on 1 PC. so since i don't have an extra webcam i was hoping to use my phone as the camera to capture the face and use my other cam to record. It would be great for CA to connect to a phone in this way.
Please add this functionality. Skype, OBS all can utilize DroidCam / ipcam but not Character Animator...
If you could use multiple ip cameras to animate multiple rigged characters at once that would be awesome!
Yes I want this feature
Alan Kent commented
It might not be a common usage, but MoCap rigs often use a phone in a face rig to capture face expressions while the actor is acting out the movements. VTubers are doing this quite often now - but you need to capture head motion as well. I have been playing with HTC Vive controllers to record a puppet, but I have to stay near desk because I have to stay near camera. As I said, not mainstream, but you asked for use cases beyond just replacing a blurry webcam!
It's something we've considered. Anyone else want this feature? How would you use it beyond replacing a blurry webcam?