Portable Avatar Format (MPAI-PAF)

Enables a receiver to render an Avatar as intended by the sender through the use of Portable Avatars providing information on the Avatar and its context.

What MPAI-PAF is about

Technical Specification: Portable Avatar Format (MPAI-PAF) specifies:

  1. The Portable Avatar Format and related Data Formats allowing a sender to enable a receiver to decode and render an Avatar as intended by the sender.
  2. The Personal Status Display Composite AI Module allowing conversion of a Text and a Personal Status into a Portable Avatar .
  3. The AI Workflows and AI Modules composing the Avatar-Based Videoconference Use Case also using Data Types from other MPAI Technical Specifications.

Version 1Version 1.1

Read An overview of Portable Avatar Format (MPAI-PAF).

Download  Technical Specification – Portable Avatar Format (MPAI-PAF) V1.1.

Download Technical Specification – Portable Avatar Format (MPAI-PAF) V1.


MPAI thanks the following individuals for their valuable contributions to the development of MPAI-PAF: Seunggeun Baek, Andrea Bottino, Vittorio Cuculo, Alessandro D’Amelio, Marian Alexandru Ilies, David Schultens, and Jaime Yoon.

The MPAI-PAF Working Draft (htmlpdf) was published with a request for Community Comments. See also the video recordings (YouTubeWimTV) and the slides of the presentation made on 07 September. Read An overview of Avatar Representation and Animation (MPAI-ARA). Comments should be sent to the MPAI Secretariat by 2023/09/26T23:59 UTC.

Framework Licence: Portable Avatar Format (MPAI-PAF)


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