MEETING EMOTES: A RECIPE
A guide for temporarily replacing your face on a video conference with giant emoji, memetext, and gifs.
But first, caution — Emoting in meetings can be extremely amusing and extremely disruptive. Use your power wisely.
Cook: 15 mins
Yields: Endless diversion
Recipe via: @stakelon and @alcor,
with refinements from @hifromjonathan
Mac, PC, or Linux
Open Broadcaster Software: https://obsproject.com/
Emoji.chat Mirror: http://emoji.chat/mirror/
Gmail sign-in (to prevent others from modifying your emotes)
Install OBS - https://obsproject.com/
During setup, you can ignore the options around streaming - they don't affect things.
Open http://emoji.chat/mirror/ in your web browser. Sign in*, and it will give you a unique url. Copy it.
Under Sources, click ➕ and add a Video Capture Device for your webcam.
Under Sources, click ➕and add a Browser
Set the url to the one you copied earlier, (https://emoji.chat/mirror/UNIQUE_ID)
Set width to 640, height to 360
FPS - set to 15
Delete Custom CSS
Resize those layers to cover the whole canvas, if needed
Click Start Virtual Camera in the lower right
Look for OBS Virtual Camera in your video chat tool of choice**
Type, select emoji, or search for a gif. The version in the browser will control the one in the video. Hijinks ensue.
This Chrome Extension lets you create a much smaller floating window for your emoji controller
Add ?noto to the end of the url to use the excellent Noto Color Emoji (https://emoji.chat/mirror/UNIQUE_ID?noto)
Right click an item in history to remove it