Preliminary work on the Black Sun animated web series continues. Today I did a short animation test to test out the lip-sync feature in CrazyTalk Animator 3. Take a look at the results.
To create this animation I used:
- DAZ Studio to create the character and then render a final image
- Photoshop & Filter Forge to give the rendered image a “cartoon-look”
- CrazyTalk Animator 3 to rig the and perform the animation
- HitFilm 4 Express to do the final video compositing and editing
Unlike my last animation test, I wanted to make use of the bone animation and lip-sync features in CrazyTalk Animator 3. I didn't do a lot of refinement as this was only a proof of concept. Regardless I'm happy with the results.
The Voice Acting
Don't mind the audio track. It in no way represents how this character is supposed to sound. I needed female dialogue that I could use as a test. I did a quick search on freesound.org and this what came up in the results.
It's more depressing than I would like it to be, but the benefit is that it gave me a chance the use of facial expression puppeteering features in CrazyTalk Animator 3.
Take a look, provide your constructive feedback and enjoy.