CrazyTalk Pro

CrazyTalk Pro

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 51 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.13
  • Total Downloads:
    864,876
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $149.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    151.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    197
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"It works even better than I hoped"

January 29, 2010  |  By Mr Earl

 |  Version: CrazyTalk Pro 6.13

Pros

Lifelike results
Excellent help available
Excellent user interface
Easier to learn than I expected

Cons

So far NOTHING

Summary

It's not easy to learn, but considering it's power, it was a lot EASIER to learn than you would expect. What I like best is that you can make a change and immediately test it to see the results. It produced EXCELLENT results for me. It's expensive, but worth every penny if you are serious about animating your pictures.

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3 stars

"Might have promise promise but is complicated"

January 24, 2010  |  By beagoldbuyer

 |  Version: CrazyTalk Pro 6.13

Pros

Can make life-like eyes
Can customize actions and facial gestures timed exactly to speech

Cons

works best on straight ahead shots (see below)
can't use mic on computer, has to be external mic
very complicated to me

Summary

This program looks really cool at first, it's a great idea. Probably it is best for the professional and the person who wants to spend a lot of time with it.That person can probably do a lot with it. but for me it is way too much of an investment.
I have a gif animation that I made on another program. It is a header for my website. The person in the drawing/photo is looking slightly sideways, and he blinks and grins at the same time. it is life-like for the most part, but I thought this program could make him talk instead. That would have been even better. So I set to making the facial "mask" as they calling it. Basically you fit the various points to the models face. Then I added the eyes and mouth, etc. It looked pretty good except that the teeth were a bit sideways since the model was looking to the left a bit and the program doesn't allow you to compensate for that. Anyway, that was all the easy part. it took some tweaking but looked pretty good. (By the way they have a lot of tutorials and stuff at their website to show you how to do things, but it is a lot to navigate and I could never find my way back to one spot that I had planned to continue reading.)
The second part involves actually adding the speech and fitting your model to it. That was a problem since the program requires an external mic. I have a laptop with a built in webcam and mic that works for skype and the rest but not for this program. That is a pain. So I defaulted to typing - text to speech.But the program doesn't nclude voices so I was left with the only voice on my computer, I guess it is a part of windows, but it is a woman's voice. My model was a man by the way, so that didn't fit well obviously. But I proceeded anyway at that point just wanting to see my work yield something. But the mouth didnt fit the speech at all. The youtube video that the company made for this product shows a guy fitting the facial movement to the speech, but he makes it look so much easier than it actually is.Some tabs can only be opened up on the screen when certain features are selected.Otherwise those tabs are just grayed out and inactive. But the tutorials doesnt specify where the deomonstrater has clicked in order to select certain tabs at certain times. It became a very complicated and frustrating process at that point, and I eventually gave up. By then it had taken up enough of my time to make a man with sideways teeth flap his lips with a womans voice.
If you are curious, go play with it but don;t expect a life-like result if you dont plan on spending a lot of time with it. If you are a professional though,an animator or something,this is probably the program for you Essentially this is the art of puppetry with a computer. And that is far more detailed an art than I knew until trying this program.The website makes it clear by selling all kinds of puppetry program add-ons for facial responses and stuff..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.13
Version 6.13 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Reallusion
Publisher web site http://www.reallusion.com/
Release Date December 10, 2009
Date Added December 17, 2009
Version 6.13
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 151.4MB
File Name crazytalk.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 864,876
Downloads Last Week 197
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $149.95

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