Chat and Touch ChatGPT Virtual Characters in Mixed Reality

Are you ready for a mind-blowing mixed-reality experience? Let me introduce you to Deskucchi, an app that will take you on a virtual journey like no other. I recently had the pleasure of diving into the mesmerizing world of Deskucchi using my Meta Quest 2 headset, and let me tell you, it was nothing short of exhilarating.

At its core, Deskucchi combines cutting-edge technologies such as ChatGPT, Google Cloud TTS APIs, Quest Passthrough, hand-tracking, and VRoid Hub, to breathe life into AI virtual characters. These lifelike beings can be seen and interacted with physically, all while engaging in captivating conversations with you.

The magic begins when you witness the virtual characters seamlessly blending with the real world. Through clever occlusion techniques, these ethereal beings can appear hidden behind physical objects, adding a touch of realism that will leave you in awe. This level of immersion truly blurs the line between the virtual and physical realms.

One of the most intriguing features of Deskucchi is the ability to bring your own VRoid 3D virtual characters into the mix. Utilizing the VRoid API, you can import your own creations, further personalizing your experience and making it truly unique to you. Imagine interacting with characters you’ve created yourself—it’s like having your own digital entourage!

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Deskucchi allows you to define the personality of your AI avatar through simple prompts. By using the ChatGPT API, you can set the tone and mannerisms of your virtual companion. Want them to be the embodiment of evil, responding to you with a wicked charm? Just ask! Or perhaps you prefer a friendly and affectionate persona, someone who can’t help but fall in love with you? Deskucchi can bring that fantasy to life as well. The possibilities are endless, and the choice is yours.

Now, let’s talk about the hands-on experience. Deskucchi fully supports Meta Quest 2 and Quest Pro hand-tracking, enabling you to physically interact with the virtual characters. While the range of options is not vast, you can poke and even grab these delightful entities. However, be aware that it can be a bit glitchy at times. But fear not, the developers have also included some fun mini-games and gesture-based dancing for you to enjoy with your virtual companions.

Speaking of which, let me share my own adventure with Deskucchi. I summoned a captivating anime girl and, through the power of imagination, made her fall madly in love with me. But the excitement didn’t stop there—I then turned her into a cunning villain, bringing out her darker side. It was a thrilling and intellectually stimulating experience, knowing that behind the scenes, ChatGPT 3.5 was orchestrating the magic.

Now, before you dive headfirst into this mesmerizing world, there are a few things you need to know. While Deskucchi itself is a free app available for download on the Oculus Store, you will require subscriptions to both ChatGPT and Google Cloud. As I delved into this virtual realm, I created a new Google Cloud account to take advantage of the free trial, which grants you $300 to use during the trial period.

However, keep in mind that the free ChatGPT account won’t suffice; you’ll need to add your credit card information and subscribe to ChatGPT to access the necessary APIs. I attempted to proceed without this step, but unfortunately, it didn’t work. So, consider subscribing to ChatGPT, and don’t worry—there are options to set spending limits, ensuring you won’t encounter any unexpected surprises on your monthly bills. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, right?

Once you’re ready to embark on your Deskucchi adventure, you’ll need to input your API keys within the app. Allow me to offer a helpful tip: use SideQuest, a nifty tool that allows for easy copy-pasting of your API keys into the Quest’s browser input field. From there, simply copy the keys and paste them into the Deskucchi app. It’s a straightforward process that will have you up and running in no time.

So, are you ready to unlock your imagination and step into a realm where reality and virtuality intertwine? Deskucchi awaits you, with its enthralling mix of mixed-reality magic, AI companions, and boundless possibilities. Embrace the extraordinary and let Deskucchi transport you to a world of your own creation. Adventure, love, or mischief—the choice is yours. Get ready to embark on an experience unlike any other. Happy exploring!