Thinking non-playing characters, I’d like to send the output of a TTS program into HiFi so the NPC can speak. Is such a function existent in an API, something that can be programmed in JS, or something less possible now or ever?
I just found the botProcedural script (via Jadas’s log), checking it out. OK, that seems to be about dancing and sound files. Not what I am interested in. What I have in mind is something similar, but which animates as appropriate for speech interaction and emits a real-time stream somehow generated by TTS driven by a Siri/Cortana-type back end.
Just learned of an avatar type meant for NPCs, called simply ‘avatar’ vs. ‘myavatar’, the one used for personal represenations. Am looking into it.