CrazyTalk

CrazyTalk 8.03

Facial animation and lip-sync software

CrazyTalk is a useful tool that lets you create animation and add audio to facial images. View full description

PROS

  • Produces lifelike facial animation
  • Packed with features to help you improve your designs
  • Easy export to a range of formats

CONS

  • Auto lip-syncing is pretty poor
  • Doesn’t handle MP3 audio
  • Takes a bit of practice to get it right

Very good
8

CrazyTalk is a useful tool that lets you create animation and add audio to facial images.

Overview

Digital animation technology has improved so much that it’s now possible to animate your own talking heads from your home PC. CrazyTalk promises to give you all the tools you need to import images and photographs before quickly applying mouth, head and eye movement to create realistic looking avatars and fun animations.

At first users might be a little skeptical about the value of CrazyTalk, Give it a try though and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the power of the utility. Granted, most peoples' initial efforts with the program will likely be limited to taking pictures of friends and adding famous song or movie audio clips to them just for kicks. These first experiments in CrazyTalk will be a little clunky and look far from realistic when you rely on the automatic lip-syncing functionality.

Features

Once you delve deeper into CrazyTalk's settings though, you'll start to realize that you can actually produce some impressive animations.

With enough tinkering you can customize everything in CrazyTalk, from the teeth in the character’s mouth to their facial movements and their range of movement. Best of all is the built-in timeline, which gives you complete control of the animation and sound, much as you would do in Flash, or a video-editing suite.

CrazyTalk offers alpha channel support, making it ideal for producing talking images to welcome visitors to your web site or in presentations. The simple-to-use export facilities also allow you to save to a range of formats as a media file, email attachment or a personalized greeting.

There are a few flaws with CrazyTalk that are a little frustrating though. The auto lip sync feature isn't all that impressive or accurate, for one, and there's no support for MP3 format audio. There also aren't all that many preset templates to work from, which might be bothersome to some users.

CrazyTalk requires some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it you'll be able to create unique facial animations.

CrazyTalk is the world's most popular facial animation software that uses voice and text to vividly animate facial images.

CrazyTalk is the world's most popular facial animation software that uses voice and text to vividly animate facial images. The brand new CrazyTalk 8 contains all the powerful features people love about CrazyTalk plus a highly anticipated 3D Head Creation tool, a revolutionary Auto Motion engine, and smooth lip-syncing results for any talking animation projects.

Main Features

1. TALKING AVATAR

2. DRESSING & ATMOSPHERE

3. AUTO MOTION

4. AUTO AUDIO LIP-SYNC

5. FACIAL ANIMATION

6. 3D FACE PIPELINE

7. RENDER & OUTPUT

User reviews about CrazyTalk

  • Sheldon Musonda

    by Sheldon Musonda

    "i like using crazytalk"

    it is nice and crazy as it sounds and i love it it gives me courage.   More.

  • patriciab2011

    by patriciab2011

    "To Expensive"

    It's pretty cool, but these days who in the world has that kind of money. I downloaded a version a few yrs ago is how...   More.

  • madwheels13

    by madwheels13

    "Much more then I ever could have expected."

    Hi,Just to put my best to what I experience in the use of this program was more fun and a endless amount of idea's th...   More.