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Crazy Talk

Type of Program: Animated Messages
Supported Platforms: Win XP/ME/2000/NT 4.0/98
Company Name: Reallusion
Version: 3.1
Price: $79.95


This is fun but serious software. CrazyTalk is an innovative and easy-to-use software tool for creating animated talking messages from any digital still image. Images are brought to life by lip-synching with recordings of your own voice, imported audio files or text messages. Messages can be sent as animated greetings cards, instant talking messages. If a picture's worth 1,000 words, we just increased your photo's vocabulary!

It is remarkably easy to use. First you shape the morphing wireframe to fit the face and face features simply by using click and drag points whilst the wireframe is over the face. Next you add from over 20 expressions and gestures (such as smiling, frowning, crying and laughing) to the image. Now you can add synchronized voice to the lips and even record your own voice using the built in recorder. When you are finished, your talking image can be sent as a personalized talking animated e-greeting card. You can personalize the card further by selecting one of the included card designs, text messages, background music or graphical special effects.

You can send your talking image in a variety of formats including HTML, self running .EXE file or an .AVI movie. Frame styles can be changed to fit your style and personality.

A remarkable program that makes facial animation simple to do.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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