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Why are Meta Avatar APK files so big?

CyberLizard
Level 3

So, I'm trying out the Meta Avatar SDK using Unity. I haven't quite got it to work yet, but one thing I notice is that the file size of the APK of one of the demo scenes is about 220Mb. 

 

Is this normal? I was wondering what is causing it to be this big and noticed in the Assets/StreamingAssets/SampleAssets folder are some large zip files of about 50Mb each for different platforms. 

With names like: PresetAvatars_Quest2.zip

 

So it seems like the APK contains avatar graphics for 3 different platforms. This seems kind of odd, since why is this in the APK and not part of the Oculus OS?

 

People only have 64-128Gb of memory on the Oculus so we don't want large file sizes containing duplicate Avatar graphics.

 

It seems very inefficient. If I have to use 200Mb to include people's Meta Avatars in my games, then I think I will skip it. Unless there is something I'm doing wrong?

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Florian.BRINK
Level 4

Read the doc here (first paragraph): https://developer.oculus.com/documentation/unity/meta-avatars-load-avatars/

 

The Meta Avatars SDK for Unity package includes 32 Avatar presets that can be loaded locally from disk. These Avatars are useful for prototyping, offline play, and as a fallback.

 

You should be able to safely remove that folder, but you would have no fallback if something goes wrong.

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Florian.BRINK
Level 4

Read the doc here (first paragraph): https://developer.oculus.com/documentation/unity/meta-avatars-load-avatars/

 

The Meta Avatars SDK for Unity package includes 32 Avatar presets that can be loaded locally from disk. These Avatars are useful for prototyping, offline play, and as a fallback.

 

You should be able to safely remove that folder, but you would have no fallback if something goes wrong.

Many thanks! I definitely need to pay closer attention to the documentation.