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Unleash Your Creativity: Project Creation in Rapport

Before you dive into the exciting world of building interactive experiences, you'll need a workspace in Rapport. This serves as your central hub, where you can create, manage, and access all your projects.

Now, let's get to the heart of the matter: Project Creation!

Projects are where the magic happens! They're like blank canvases where you bring your interactive experiences to life. Rapport offers two ways to get started:

  1. Pre-built Templates: Jumpstart your project with a pre-built template designed for specific use cases. This is a great option if you're new to Rapport or need a quick starting point.

  2. Start from Scratch: Unleash your creativity and build your project entirely from scratch. With Rapport's intuitive interface, you have complete control over every aspect of your experience.

The streamlined approach to project creation breaks it down into two distinct phases: Settings and Design. This separation makes the process easier to understand and navigate, ensuring you can focus on building something truly exceptional.

Phase 1: Settings - Laying the Foundation

The Settings phase allows you to define the core functionalities of your interactive experience. Here's a glimpse into what you can configure:

  • Project Name and Type: Give your project a unique and memorable name, and choose whether it's a custom build or based on a template.

  • AI or Chatbot Integration: Select the type of artificial intelligence or chatbot that will power your character's responses. Rapport offers various integrations and customization options to tailor the behavior to your needs.

  • Choosing the Right Dialogue Solution This blog explores the two main approaches to powering conversations within Rapport: Large Language Models (AI-based) and Branching Dialogue Solutions (rules-based). Understanding the pros and cons of each option will help you make an informed decision.

  • Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech: Enable real-time speech recognition for user input and leverage AI-generated voices for character responses.

  • Advanced Options: Explore a range of additional settings to further customise your project's behaviour and functionality.

Phase 2: Design - Bringing Your Vision to Life

This is where your project truly comes alive! The Design phase empowers you to craft the visual and interactive elements of your experience. Here are some key highlights:

  • Characters: Infuse your project with personality by incorporating engaging characters. Rapport supports various creation tools, including Ready Player Me and Metahumans (using cloud rendering). You can even import your own characters in the future (coming soon!).

  • Voice: Select the voice for your character. Each TTS provider has many different voices to try. You can filter by language to narrow the choices for your use case. Use the preview to listen to your selected voice with your character.

  • Background: You can select a background colour for your character using the handy Background colour selector tool, or you can choose a transparent background. Watch this space for the Rapport scene library of pre-built scenes. (Coming soon!)

  • Content Creation Tools: Craft the dialogue, prompts, and responses that drive your characters' interactions. Rapport provides built-in tools for writing scripts and uploading audio files, allowing you to create rich and engaging content for your users.

For further inspiration on creating captivating Virtual Interactive Personalities (VIPs), check out our article: 7 Steps to VIP Status

This article dives deep into how Rapport empowers you to combine all the necessary building blocks for creating, animating, and deploying your own VIPs.

By following these steps and leveraging Rapport's intuitive interface, you'll be well on your way to building interactive experiences that leave a lasting impression. Remember to explore the additional resources available within Rapport to unlock your full creative potential!

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