Crazytalk Standard

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Reallusion’s Craztalk is an incredible package.  It can take any still image and animate that image based on your voice.   You record your script, either in the software, or something like Audacity

Animation has never been so easy!  It’s an excellent way of introducing tasks, presenting new information or turning it over to your students to allow them to produce presentations.

Crazytalk's interface

Ignoring this slightly strange looking gentleman, Crazytalk comes with a number of characters already for you to use, but I find the best way is to use it with images of famous people.  Your students will recognise them and immediately understand the context.

Here’s an example of what I mean:
Winston Churchill reading out one of his famous speeches for an English lesson 
(MediaFire download)

Crazytalk Standard costs $49.95.  If you’re buying it yourself.   You can apply for an educational discount, but personally, save yourself some $100 money and don’t buy Crazytalk Pro.  The features are fancier, but I’ve never used them.

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2 Responses to Crazytalk Standard

  1. Carolyn says:

    I just had my company to purchase this product, been I am running into a few issues. I have found a work around for my issue, but I am not satisfied with it. I had my company to purchase the product mainly because of the swf export and the transparent background. However, when I export to swf, my animations do not play. It’s just a static image and audio. Now, I can do the flv export, but I don’t get a transparent background, so I had to change my textured background in the authoring tool I am using to a solid color background in CrazyTalk, which is still not what a want. Is there another way to get both transparency and an exported flv or swf file???

    • Graham Quince says:

      Hi Carolyn,

      I must admit, I’ve never worked with the SWf or FLV exports in CrazyTalk. Just checking my software version (6.1) I can’t even see the option for ouput as SWF or FLV. Have you tried contacting Craxytalk’s support?

      Graham

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