CrazyTalk is a facial morphing animation program. While this type of program is quite complex, the interface is so easy to use that creating animations is really fun. You start with a picture of anything with a face. The program will make that face talk, saying whatever you choose. CrazyTalk does all the work, adding the mouth and facial movements. The uses for this program will only be limited by your imagination. You can make anyone talk including a baby, an animal, a historic figure, a robot, a cyborg, etc. My first try was my 6-month old granddaughter talking about how she was already preparing her dad for her first date.
You choose the photo. Then the program guesses fairly accurately where the eyes and mouth are. The only work that you have to do is to move the points into the exact corners of the mouth and eyes. You can record your own message or type one and have the program add the voice.
It literally takes only about 10 minutes for your first useable animation. CrazyTalk has some excellent video tutorials to get you started.
With CrazyTalk you can do as much or as little as you like. The program offers many customization options. If you want, you can control just about every aspect of the program in detail. The program allows you to control the animation of each facial muscle, the speed of the speech, and many other functions. However, you can also just let the program do it all for you and that turns out quite well. In fact, I can almost guarantee that you will be amazed by the results.
Using CrazyTalk is like having your own animation studio. It brought back memories of the Howdy-Doody puppet I had when I was a kid. With no strings to tangle, this new type of puppeteering was even more fun.
Once you create your animated masterpiece, you can export it as a FLV file optimized for YouTube. The Pro version will even export the animation in high-def at 720p and 1080p.
This YouTube video will give you an idea of what you can do with CrazyTalk. Visit the Reallusion website for more videos.
CrazyTalk 5 is available for $49.95. The CrazyTalk 5 Pro version with advanced timeline features and full-screen HD content is $149.95. Check it out! CrazyTalk is sure to make you smile.