Animoji. What are your first impressions?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lsutigerfan1976, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
  2. stevenisHAUNTED macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2007
    It’s an okay feature. Not sure why there’s a 10 second limit. Either way, I’ve tried it twice and there’s some weird background noise. Doesn’t happen with other videos recorded.
  3. daydayvol macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2012
    It is a fun little feature. I have already had some laughs with it.
  4. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    I've tried it and sent a text to my parents. they thought it was pretty nifty. Definitely a novelty that I may tire of but impressed with how accurate the facial expressions are.
  5. winmac2015 macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2015
    Like the guy above me said it’s great to see how accurate the emoji is in comparison to how my facial expressions are. But this is something I won’t really be using, just not my thing.
  6. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2003
    Used it numerous times today. Almost every time I used it or received one in response I got a laugh. Fun to use. Hope the nostalgia/humor doesn’t wear off.
  7. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2014
    North Carolina
  8. lsutigerfan1976 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I noticed that when I have the lights dim I can’t really use the animoji feature. It just gives me an error message about being low light.

    Also, what happens when you send this to someone with an android? Can they view it?
  9. Peepo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    I found that I have a tendency to look to left when I think I’m looking straight. Maybe is kink in my neck or habit but Animoji let me realize this LOL.
  10. karmamule macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2008
    Waltham, MA
    Yes, my bf has a OnePlus and it sends a little movie he can watch as an MMS. Probably why they limit it to 10 seconds
  11. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    I honestly thought it was really stupid from the moment it was announced until the moment I tried it just to annoy my girlfriend. However, having used it now, I feel like the range of expressions possible is a bit limited. It seemed not to be able to register some of the finer nuances of the expressions I was making. I do like the way it's executed, very easy to make and send. But I feel like in practice it doesn't seem much more advanced than years-old software that could translate expressions into avatars.
  12. jasonklee macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    Was completely indifferent. Now a convert. It can be hilarious with the right people and context.
  13. Spooner83 macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2011
    Is there a setting to make the mouths actually move when I speak? It’s like the mouths don’t open unless I open my mouth wide. Anyone else have this error??
  14. lsutigerfan1976 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    That has happened when I tried it. Seems like I really have to work to get it recognize my facial expressions. And for it to open it’s mouth at times. Not sure why.
  15. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012
    I used it 2 times. I think it’s lousy. But I absolutely love the rest of the phone! Nobody is going to for you to use Animoji
  16. MacBreezy macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    I really enjoy it. Had a lot of fun with it tonight. My buddy’s wife is at my house decorating for a baby shower they are having here tomorrow and he’s working while his phone is waiting for him at home so we made a few animoji vids and sent them to him. We didn’t even have to register her face. The X picked it right up so we were able to switch back and forth sending sarcastic comments without having to go through the process of setting up face ID for her.
  17. Ironman1964 macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2014
  18. Costino1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2012
    Fun novelty I used to annoy people today very quickly. I don’t see myself using this often. However, it was just meant to be a fun toy to show off just how great the Face ID Tech is in this thing.
  19. flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

    Feb 6, 2007
    i wish there was a way to record the actual person using animojis..

    as in-- to your friend "Hey, try out these animojis!"
    then as they're trying them out, you're able to record their face.

    would be more funny than the animojis themselves :)
  20. rafark macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2017
  21. Kristine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2005
    I also have some kind of static background noise when recording animoji's...
  22. daydayvol macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2012
    My son absolutely loves them. Easy way to teach some basic animal sounds as well. He cackles when I do the pig or monkey.
  23. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I haven't tried it, yet. Like some others, I see it as a novelty that I will rarely use.
  24. MesaENGR412 macrumors newbie


    Nov 2, 2017
    Harrisburg, NC
    My daughter likes it a lot. She is almost 3. It is fun to mess with and see how it reacts to the different facial expressions. I had kind of forgotten about these until I saw this thread and started to mess with them! So much going on with the phone and activation, that these became an afterthought. Also, I guess we finally know what the fox says....:D
  25. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    The same thing happens with snapchat and instagram face filters when in lowlight areas but surprising to hear the X struggles, being it has the 3D sensing infra red front cam.

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