Community Update - 20 July 2020

Another week, another update! We’ve got some special info on Avatars 3.0 in addition to the normal “What’s the VRChat team up to?” kind of stuff.

Join the VRChat Team

Interested in joining the VRChat team? We’re actively looking to fill a few roles. For those who have already applied, we are slowly working through all of these applications-- thanks for your patience! You should hear back from us one way or another.

VRChat 2020.3.1 Shipped!

We shipped VRChat 2020.3.1 last week! Check out the release notes. Included in this release is the brand new Udon Node Graph system! For a quick introduction to the new features, check out @momothemonster’s video:

“Learning Udon” Playlist

We’ve also started creating videos for a “Learning Udon” YouTube playlist. Check it out! We’ll be adding more content as time goes on.

Avatars 3.0 Open Beta

The Avatars 3.0 team is working with the Open Beta community to add/fix last minute features and bugs! We’ve got a few heads-up for you regarding upcoming breaking changes for Avatars 3.0 that will require you to re-upload your AV3 avatars:

  • We plan on splitting SDK3 into two separate SDKs-- one for Avatars and Worlds. This will require some changes to your SDK3 projects when you upgrade, but we’re working to make it as easy as possible! We will provide detailed instructions on the upgrade process when we release this beta SDK. This SDK split will be for SDK3 only.
  • We are moving the custom parameter definitions to the Avatar Descriptor rather than using a specific object. This will break essentially all currently-uploaded AV3 avatars, and you will need to re-define your custom parameters (aliased Stage parameters). Make sure you document/screenshot your setup before upgrading your project to the new AV3 SDK when we release it!

We’ll remind you about these changes when we release this version of the beta. Make sure you’re subscribed to AV3 Beta updates by clicking on the emoji in the #av3-info channel on our Discord!

After you click that reaction emoji, you’ll get pings from our server when updates go out for the Avatars 3.0 Beta.

Continued New UI Work

Our UI team is hard at work on our new UI! We’re getting close to being able to show the menu off in-game. Keep an eye on future Community Updates for your first look!