Registration opens April 2019 San Diego,CA September 18-21, 2019

2019 Tapia Conference

Xbox Avatars: The Art of Expressing Yourself with Technology

As Xbox Avatars approach general availability, we’ll share the vision, design and technical work that makes our Avatars expressive, creative and inclusive. We’ll talk about some aspects of our Avatar system that allow the richness of customization, including design direction, engine architecture, seemingly infinite color options, cloth and joint physics, limb replacement system, diverse body archetypes, mounts such as wheelchairs and our backwards compatibility mode. Official press release:

Luis Augusto Angel Mex, Senior Software Engineering Lead, Microsoft

Jingyi Zhang, Software Engineer, Microsoft