The Digital You (Avatar Creator Roundup)

25 Jul

Note: I will continue to append creators I encounter to the end of this post – please leave a comment if you know of one I’ve missed.

For demonstration purposes, I’ve included a number of versions of myself, as well as adding my impressions of each site. For those creators that didn’t seem to include a simple method for saving to a file, I used Print Screen and pasted the image into MS Paint.

South Park Studio
One of the originals, South Park Studio

Scott Pilgrim Avatar Creator
Scott Pilgrim Avatar Creator: Kind of a neat one, but it could have used some more variety.

Dream Avatar Creator
Speaking of variety, I was pretty surprised by the variety in Dream Avatar Creator. It’s unfortunate that the final image size is so small.

My Avatar Editor
My Avatar Editor is basically a Mii creator, and the bodies are horrible.

The Simpsons Avatar Creator
The Simpsons Avatar Creator is neat, but, to me at least, all of the results feel a little generic.

Planet Creation Avatar Creator
I like the cartoon-style of Planet Creation’s avatar creator, but I may be biased, as it’s one of the few that I encountered that seemed to cater to my choice of hairstyle.

Doppel Me
Doppel Me has some great options – and I really like the feel of the final product – but, like Dream Avatar, it’s held back a bit by sizing.

Update:

M&M Creator
Man about town, bmj2k, of Mr Blog’s Tepid Ride, noted The M&M creator in the comments. I believe it actually acts as a cautionary tale regarding hair on candy.

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2 Responses to “The Digital You (Avatar Creator Roundup)”

  1. bmj2k July 25, 2010 at 21:18 #

    Don’t forget to make your m+m avatar:
    http://www.m-ms.com/us/becomeanmm/

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