Silicon Valley-based cinematic tools producer Reallusion has released a new media app designed to help users create animated talking characters from digital photos. CrazyTalk 7 allows animators to bring any face to life with its simple face-fitting guide, and use their own voices to puppet the actor’s performance in real-time. The release offers advanced auto animation and key editing functions that enable users to generate more natural, elaborate and life-like animations.
“In the past 10 years, we have devoted efforts to providing the most user-friendly and time-saving animation software available, with an affordable price for users ranging from beginners to pro level,” says Charles Chen, Realllusion’s CEO. “CrazyTalk7 has been carefully refined by automating animation principles that aim to boost production for media professionals and working artists, while at the same time reducing the learning curve for beginners, students and educators.”
Users can choose from various performance styles to set a unique personality to a character’s base movement. Then select a Talk mode to make the character speak audio with lip-syncs, and add emotions with the Auto Motion templates that are driven by the same audio track. They can also choose a Listen mode that turns your character into an attentive listener, or a headphone-jamming music lover that responds to the beat, complete with head, eyes and facial expressions.
CrazyTalk7 is available for Windows PC and Mac, in Standard version at $29.99 and inc and PRO version at $149.95.
For more info, visit www.reallusion.com.