Oh dear, Adobe wants to do talking cats. Their “Project Sweet Talk” aims to go head-to-head with the existing and very mature CrazyTalk from Reallusion. In a demo this week the only difference appears to be auto-identification of where the mouth and eyebrows are…
“The [Adobe] system works with any unprepared image, identifying and deforming facial features to generate mouth shapes and, to a lesser extent, eye and brow movements matching the audio file.”
But if CrazyTalk doesn’t already precisely auto-select the lips and eyes, then it’s a feature that can’t be too far off. How difficult is it, anyway, to just manually add a half-dozen control points to help guide the software? It’s part of the fun, especially for kiddie-oriented software.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.