| February 18, 2023

5 Best 3D Avatar Creator Apps for iPhone/iOS

Creating an alter-ego is no easy task. Here are a few apps that take the weight off your shoulders!

With the number of people involved in or enthusiastic about the Metaverse increasing every single day, there has been a significant jump in the acceptance of 3D Avatars by the worldwide audience. This phenomena has been accelerated because the audience choose to use them on a variety of platforms with varying use cases. According to an report on Globe News Wire by The Insight Partners, the global market size value of 3D avatar solution market which was $106.23 million in 2022 is set to grow to $544.87 million by 2028 with a CAGR of 31.3%.

Not very long ago, the creation of 3D avatars was an arduous task and could be done by people with knowledge and understanding of 3D, Design and Tech. Another requirement was that you needed to have a strong desktop or laptop computer to create and render these files and avatars.

The advancement of tech in the recent has addressed this issue of creation and accessibility and now there are a good number of apps and websites people can use to create 3D avatars and use them as they please. The creation process has become so simple that anyone can create their 3D avatar right from their phone!

In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the 5 best 3D avatar creator for the iPhone that you can use to create 3D avatars you love!


1. Flam: 3D Avatar Creator

Topping the list for the best 3D Avatar creators for iPhone is Flam. Flam is an all-in-one 3D avatar creator and content creation app for iPhone. The app allows you to create full-body and cross-platform compatible 3D avatars in just the way you want with their wide variety of customisation options.

To get started, you can choose from categories of ready-made avatars or you can create your own avatar right from scratch. You have the option of creating a stylised avatar that you can deck up with clothing, accessories and make up options. If you’re not a fan of that style, you can also create a photo-realistic avatar of yourself that looks exactly like you. You can then dress them with the wide variety of fashionable clothing and accessories.

Once you’re done building your avatar, you can also create amazing 3D content with your avatar in your space or virtually and create stunning videos for your social media uploads directly on Flam!


2. Zepeto

The next app on the list is Zepeto, which allows you to create cartoonish avatars with fashionable clothing and accessories. The app has a good library of clothing and accessories that you can use on your avatar. You can also create some templated videos with your avatar on the app.

In terms of the avatar creation, they only offer the cartoon-ish avatars without a lot of variety. They don’t give you an option to create photo-realistic avatars of yourself. Not everyone is a fan of the cartoon-ish stylised avatars so this app may not be the best case possibility for everyone.


3. In3D

In3D allows users to create photo-realistic style avatars of themselves. This app, again, is a single-style approach app wherein you do not have the option of stylised avatar creation. You can create a full body photo-realistic avatar where you can also choose different body types but once you’re done with that, there is not a lot that you can do in the app.

They have a smaller range of clothing and accessories and them being good or bad is merely a choice of personal taste. This decision of having lesser clothing and accessories for now does make sense as they are more integration focused rather than 3D content creation in their app.


4. Meteora

Meteora has a cool looking avatar system that looks highly stylised compared to the others on the list. But on the other hand, while using the app, we found the avatar creation process to be a little tedious and unintuitive.

In terms of user engagement and activity on the app, their idea of making the user participate in fashion battles or be the judge of one was a good way of keeping the users engaged and bring activity on the app.


5. Bitmoji

Bitmoji is probably the oldest name on the list and the most familiar to a larger group of people. They are known for their fun stickers that can be used on messaging apps and platforms. As of late, they have been giving developers access to their SDKs, bringing in a cross-platform functionality to their avatars.

In regard to avatar creation, they too allow their user to create cartoon-ish versions of themselves, leaving no space for photo-realistic avatars and their use-cases. While their app does have a good level customisation options during avatar creation, there is not much one can do in the app once the avatar is created. If you’re not a developer, you can mostly use Bitmoji for stickers in your conversations.

Creating an avatar has become a very personalised activity and there are a lot of people in the world who treat it as having an alter-ego. That alter-ego gives them the freedom to express themselves and be whoever they want to be which is why having both options of creating stylised and photo-realistic avatars should be at hand (even better, in a single app!)


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