Vtubers have became more and more popular on streaming platforms like Youtube and Twitch over the past few years. Rather than showing their face on stream or video, they will use a Vtuber model.

These models are customised characters that talk in line with the streamers mouth. It is a great option for people who are worried or nervous about showing themselves on stream. However you may be wondering how much a Vtuber model costs, is it expensive? Let’s jump in and find out

What is a Vtuber Model?

A Vtuber model is a 2D or 3D character model that is used instead of showing your face on stream. The streamer uses real-time motion capture software to control the character on stream. Some high quality models are very life like and look great, while others are a little less life like.

How Much Does A Vtuber Model Cost?

Vtuber models can range wildly in price and quality. There are a couple of different things to think about when purchasing one. Are you going to go for a 2D model or 3D model and do you want it to be custom or are you happy with a pre-made model. Depending on the level of Vtuber model you want, it can cost anywhere from a few dollars to thousands of dollars.

Let’s take a look in a little more detail at the different types of models.

How Much Does A 3D Vtuber Model Cost?

A custom 3D model is going to be the most expensive option you can go for. We would recommend going for this when you already have an established audience. These type of models start around $500 and depending on the artist can go all the way to over $3000.

Where To Commission a Custom 3D Vtuber Model

One of the best places to commission Vtuber models is on Fiverr. There are lots of artists on Fiverr who will create a custom 3D model but the best one we could find is JasminPearl52.

These models start at $150 and go all the way to $600 depending on the level of detail you want.

How Much Does A 2D Vtuber Model Cost

If you want to start off your Vtuber career with a cheaper option you can go for a 2D model. These are a much cheaper option and are easier to create than the 3D alternative.

You can get pre-made 2D models on Etsy for just a few dollars however lots of other streamers may have the same model as you which isn’t good for branding. If you want a custom 2D model we would again recommend checking out Fiverr to get your model.

These models start from around $30 and can cost upwards of $500. You can see some of the best options below:

When Should You Purchase A Vtuber Model?

We don’t recommend purchasing a Vtuber model as soon as you start streaming. It can be quite expensive and there are likely better places in your setup to spend that money.

You should start out using a free or low priced generic model to get a feel for streaming and to see if you enjoy it. If you are confident this is something you want to do long term, you can then move forward and purchase a Vtuber model.

How Are Vtuber Models Created

Vtubers models are usually hand drawn on digital software. Once the drawings are complete they are then turned into a model. You can see in the video below the drawing process.

Wrapping Up

You now know how much it will cost to get a Vtuber model for streaming on Twitch or Youtube. It can be a bit of an investment up front but we believe it is a better option that streaming without a facecam.

You can create a complete character around your Vtuber and come up with interesting stories and character arch’s to engage your audience. Enjoy streaming as a Vtuber.

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James is a marketer by day and gamer by night. He loves sharing his Marketing background in the world of streaming. When he's not working on campaigns he's likely to be spotted in Verdansk.