This 3D hentai camgirl is so popular, she’s jeopardizing the careers of humans

A 3D hentai character has begun amassing a significant following online by streaming on cam girl sites. But the new phenomenon has real-world models questioning what the future holds.

The virtual female avatar, known as “ProjektMelody,” was created by an American animator who goes by the handle “DigitrevX.”

Speaking with Motherboard, DigitrevX stated that ProjektMelody’s actions are dictated in real-time by artificial intelligence thanks to the video game software Unity.

“Physics, speech, her eyes, eyebrows, all the way down to her fingers are real time,” DigitrevX explained. “This gives her complete control to respond to her viewers.”

While ProjektMelody has garnered over 8,000 subscribers on YouTube in the last month, it’s the adult cam website Chaturbate where the character has created a significant surge in interest.

Describing itself as “the first and only 3D rendered hentai camgirl,” ProjektMelody has already racked up more than 20,000 followers on Chaturbate and also commands a growing presence on Twitter, Twitch, and even OnlyFans.

The 3D avatar’s popularity is leading some streamers, like cam model Lennox May, to question whether ProjektMelody even belongs on sites like Chaturbate.

“There’s a huge gap in vulnerability, and what that means emotionally for [human] models versus Melody is also quite vast,” May told Motherboard. “A model has to keep up appearances when they have trolls in their room, or when put in an awkward situation with a customer who is being rude or asking for things that we do not feel comfortable doing.”

Questions have also been raised at how ProjektMelody was even approved for Chaturbate, which requires all models to provide government-issued I.D. to verify their age. Chaturbate has thus far declined to release a statement on the matter.

“Overall from a scientific and technology perspective I think that ProjektMelody is genius, but that it needs to be presented to the world in a way that is still fair to everyone else,” May added.

Despite concerns from some, it remains to be seen what effect 3D characters will have on the webcam industry. Given that hentai is such a niche interest, it’s also unknown whether ProjektMelody is actually taking viewers away from humans on Chaturbate or simply bringing in new ones.

But with technology evolving at a rapid pace, the concept of more human-like avatars one day replacing actual humans on cam sites isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

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H/T Motherboard

Mikael Thalen

Mikael Thalen

Mikael Thalen is a tech and security reporter based in Seattle, covering social media, data breaches, hackers, and more.