Default avatar collections

Conservative, casual, or charming -- Breakroom's default avatars make an excellent first impression. Choose a collection of starter avatars so your users can feel confident and stylish.

Overview

Breakroom's default avatars are designed to be visually engaging and diverse, allowing both new and seasoned Breakroom users to pick a look and get right to work. You can offer your users as few or as many default avatar options as you like, as well as mix-and-match default avatars from multiple collections. Changes can be made at any time through the World Customization tab on your Dashboard.

Changing the default avatar collection

Here the world owner has chosen several Low Poly avatars, and has excluded the male avatar in the suit.

To select or change your default avatar collection from the Dashboard, simply follow these steps.

  1. Click on the World Customization tab.

  2. Scroll down to the section titled Avatar Selection.

  3. Use the drop-down menu to select an avatar category.

  4. Check the boxes beside the avatars you'd like to include.

  5. Use the drop-down menu to select avatars from multiple categories, if you like.

  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save Changes button.

Default avatar customization options

Users can customize most default avatars by editing their features in the Outfit window and purchasing additional clothing and avatar components from the Shop. Please see our advanced avatar customization documentation for more information about these Breakroom features. You can also learn more about filtering the Shop for appropriate content.

Most low poly avatars offer little to no advanced customization potential. They do not consist of different components that can be swapped in and out (outfit, hairstyle, etc.), but are self-contained "costume" avatars. This can be beneficial, depending on your project needs. If this is the case for you, you can filter the Shop content to offer more low poly avatar options for your users.

Helping users select their starter avatar

Users can pick a starter avatar when they register for a Breakroom account or log in for the first time. If you give users the option to customize their avatars, they can edit their starter avatar's appearance and browse for additional clothing and components in our virtual Shop. This wide selection of content -- accessories, hairstyles, skins, even wings if you allow it -- can then be assembled and modified to create one-of-a-kind looks.

Selecting a starter avatar upon registration

If you enable open registration for your world, users will pick a starter avatar from the default avatar collection you've defined during the registration process. As detailed above, you can change the default avatar collection at any time through the World Customization tab on your Dashboard.

Selecting a starter avatar upon login

The Start Here UI component (or panel) lets your users browse through the default avatar collection you've defined after they log in. Breakroom's region templates all come with the Start Here panel pre-installed, and you can find instructions for adding the Start Here panel to custom regions by consulting our starter pack documentation.

If the Start Here panel is available, users can click on the Avatar button to see the available default avatars. They can then click on an avatar to change into it. The Start Here panel also includes a How to section with videos designed to offer users a crash course in getting around, using voice chat and video, customizing their outfit, and more.

Our avatar collections

Business and business casual/smart casual

Attire, skins, hair, and accessories that are appropriate for a conservative work or university campus environment. You can download a PDF with detailed images of the avatars contained in this collection by clicking the link below.

Casual outfits

Attire, skins, and hair that are appropriate for a casual festival, convention, or learning environment.

Low poly

Low poly avatars that play nicely with low performance devices or Breakroom's Web Stream service.