Electric Sheep & CrazyTalk, animating Second Life Machinima

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‘The Grid Review,’ covers the headlines from inside Second Life delivering a smart series that’s worth a stream. Animating, ‘The Grid Review,’ mixes Second Life Machinima and CrazyTalk facial animation to bring the Second Life avatars to life as talking actors. CrazyTalk is a complete facial animation studio for storytellers and filmmakers with accessible tools for creating characters from any photo, JPG or BMP. CrazyTalk’s real-time playback puppets characters with voice audio. CrazyTalk facial animation was also featured behind the trailblazing Machinima from Electric Sheep, the CBS Evening News. The Second Life version of the CBS Evening News delivered the anchor’s stories through the technology of CrazyTalk. Companies like Electric Sheep are pioneers when it comes to finding inventive ways to produce with signature-Machiniima low production resource requirements aiming for high impact studio results. Tools like CrazyTalk are perfect for studios seeking efficient alternatives to animation that are designed to save production time. ‘The Grid Review,” showcases talking Second Life avtars, which otherwise do not speak in the world of Second Life. CrazyTalk creates talking characters that are performing well for the Electric Sheep.
more info: The Grid Review
more info: CrazyTalk by Reallusion

Machinima 101 showcases iClone as flexible Machinima studio

Understanding the fundamentals of filmmaking formulates a finely tuned film. However, understanding the visual definition of these composition concepts is not well translated from textbooks so a challenge to build a collection of visual filmmaking terms through a series of short films was accepted. Machinima.com hosts a detailed filmmakers resource center with access to articles, tutorials, and other filmmakers where the goal to collectively enhance the craft is key. iClone and Reallusion sponsor the Machinima 101 Filmmakers Resource Center on Machinima.com. Check out the 36 iClone shorts produced by the Martin Bros. and powered by Reallusion.
Shooting – iClone Filmmaking Terms
Directing – iClone Filmmaking Terms
Editing – iClone Filmmaking Terms

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