We want some way to group my uploaded avatars list to make it easier to select avatar.
Current VRChat doesn't have any way to manage avatars except for avatar favorites.
Japanese have uploaded many avatars and will more when we follow official recommendation, one avatar should have one outfit.
According to my survey, over 33% of Japanese have more than 50 avatar variations.
We don't want to use avatar favorites and they are inadequate so we want some alternative for uploaded avatars.
As a one alternative, I request folders for Uploaded Avatars.
Why not avatar favorites?
There are two big reasons. First, we want to use avatar favorites for public avatars.
Even though we have uploaded many avatars, We want to use public avatars.
Currently, avatar favorite is the only way to keep public avatars so I want another.
The other is that number of avatar favorites is not enough for this usage.
We only have 6 avatar favorites. I want to group into more groups.
Why Japanese have many avatars?
In Japanese community, almost everyone have multiple outfits for multiple bodies, so we actually have many avatars.
I surveyed about this on Twitter for Japanese VRChatters.
The result says about 33.1% have more than 50 avatar variations.
Someone says they actually have uploaded over 500 avatars (they upload one avatar for one outfits),
and another says they have 1000 avatar variations in total (they upload one avatar for multiple outfits).
However, current VRChat doesn't have way to manage uploaded avatars.
So, we want some way to manage uploaded avatars.
The reason why many people have many outfits is that there are huge variety of outfits for avatar bodies and many people bought many of them.
In Japanese community, many outfits author make some or huge variation for many avatars, so It's easy for people to add, combine, and customize outfits to their avatars.
For example, in Capettiya and mumu, popular outfits and avatar stores, many outfits are made for about 40 avatars.
VRChat may think most one doesn't have such a number of avatars by server metrics.
However, there's a reason why the number have huge difference.
Many Japanese combines many outfits into one avatar violating official recommendation that one avatar should have one outfit.
Instead of uploading avatar by outfits, many Japanese uploads one avatar for one body, and they change outfits with expression menu.
That's one of the reasons why Japanese Avatars will always have many skinned meshes and PhysBones, and huge VRAM usage in their avatar.
There are multiple reasons why they do that but one of the biggest reason is that with many avatars, we cannot choose avatar easily from list if we do (or already).
(Previously, Not keeping the calibration settings is another biggest reason, but it's now fixed with IK 2.0)
Some Similar Canny
There is another Canny to improve problem with many avatars.
I strongly want folders for uploaded avatars but those canny can improve problems with many avatars.
Menu Design Suggestion
I made two image for design suggestion for Avatar Folders, one for Main Menu and the other for wing on MM/QM.
I hope this may help you to understand my image for this feature.
アップロード済みアバターの管理方法として、フォルダ機能を追加してほしいです。 多くのアバターを持っている人は、アバターを切り替えたい時、目的のアバターを探しづらいと思いますが、VRChat公式が推奨している「1アバター1衣装」を実践すると、更にアバターの数が増えてしまい、大変です。 そのため、アバターを管理しやすいようにフォルダ機能がほしいです。