An avatar is a 3D model that serves as a gamer’s virtual representation online in Xbox Live, and can be customized to the gamer’s preferences with different body types, gender, hair style, clothing, and so forth. In this chapter, you will learn how to use an avatar in a game. In addition to retrieving and rendering the gamer’s custom-designed avatar in your own code, you can also generate random avatars for use as non-player characters (NPCs) for computer-controlled AI players or for scenery.
Here are topics of import in this chapter:
Retrieving a gamer avatar
Creating a random avatar
Rendering a gamer avatar
Avatar Demo project
Custom avatar animations
Unfortunately, this feature is not available for a Windows game, so this chapter ...