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CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby AMD » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:23 am

Hi Guys,

Just a heads up that DJ has a partner deal on CrazyTalk for half price ($74.97). Don't know how long it is for. I know I missed about a year ago and had to pay almost full price in addition to the biggest hassle I have ever had with an Internet order. It really is a fun program; I am currently integrating it quite heavily into a reunion show I am making.

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby heckydog » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:06 pm

Wow!

You and Sheldon posted at the same time on the same topic!

Anyone ever tell you that you have a twin and you were separated at birth? :wink:

and you both belong to the ProShow forum and go to DigitalJuice.com :roll:

never mind . . . . . :oops:

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby gpsmikey » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:16 pm

I almost made it triplets this morning !!(I got the same email from DJ) :lol:

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby Frankie » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:30 am

Thanks Ann. I missed it last time too and regretted it. It looks like lots of fun. I just placed my order. Is it very hard to use?

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby AMD » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:02 am

Hey, I thought Sheldon, Mikey, and I had something in common . . . but Mama liked me best and kept me!

Frankie, CrazyTalk is and isn't difficult. It is easy to make little "critters" talk but I am still having some problems getting them to do some of the exact expressions I would like. It is really a fun program and this price is great. I ordered from an online place that was horrible, though. I didn't get the software for a month, when I did get it there was already an upgrade for which they originally wanted money and I had to battle that, my credit card company had to get involved, and it was the biggest mess I have ever had ordering online. I do absolutely love the software, though, and have made a lot of people smile by having their pets talk. I do wish there was a better manual for it; they do have some pretty good online tutorials to watch, though. If I spent more time with it, I am sure I could do more things with it.

It makes me want to order it again since it would come from DJ and is half price, LOL!

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby gpsmikey » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:00 am

Check it out at DJ - they have a quick tutorial there you can watch that gives you an idea how to make it work. I was playing with it a bit last night and it worked pretty good except I had not managed to define the face area correctly for my dog and when the head moved, the tips of the ears didn't move (the "idle motion" - where the head moves a bit, the eyes blink etc). Anyway, you can watch the DJ tutorial on using it (and download a copy if you want). Seems pretty cool.
http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/pr ... p?pid=1391

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby sheldonk » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:46 am

We are all brothers from another mother!

I enjoy using Crazytalk alot! I really need to sit down and play with some of the more advanced features, but if you watch the basic tutorials, you can get the hang of it real fast!

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby gpsmikey » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:35 am

I ordered it from DJ last night and about an hour later had the email with the key info and a download link to the full version (119 megs) so that went smoothly. Have not installed the full version yet (I did install the trial yesterday and played a bit), but it all seemed to go smoothly.

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby Frankie » Tue May 04, 2010 11:08 am

I ordered CrazyTalk. It looks great but I haven't had a chance to play around with it yet. In the meantime, I got another ad from Digital Juice for 50% of CrazyTalk Animation Toolbox from Reallusion. Do you Crazy Talk experts think it's worth getting? It isn't very much money. I just don't know enough about the program yet to know if I should also take advantage of this sale to order the toolbox to go with it.

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby AMD » Tue May 04, 2010 5:53 pm

Frankie,

I had previously ordered the Volumes 1 and 2 facial expressions. I think I paid about $29 for each--can't remember for sure. The TookKit that they have for half price includes those two volumes, which makes me less interested. I don't know that I would ever use the cartoon features, etc., and sure wouldn't want to be essentially purchasing duplicates of the two volumes included so I wasn't as tempted by the half-price on the TookKit. I do like the Vols. 1 and 2 facial expression, though, and the kit for just those two volumes would be a better price than I paid plus you would get the other features. I would rather have been able to purchase the ToolKit originally at this price and would certainly have done so.

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby Frankie » Wed May 05, 2010 5:39 am

Hi Ann,

So if I read you right that sounds like you think it'd be worth it, right?

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby AMD » Fri May 07, 2010 11:06 am

Frankie,

If I hadn't purchased the two volumes that are included already, I would have purchased it at that price. As I mentioned, I might or might not ever use the other things that are included. Surely wish I could have purchased CrazyTalk for your price and, even more, that I hadn't had to go through such a hassle with the vendor I used; it was my worst experience ordering online with the exception of one experience where a vendor (not graphic oriented) just sent nothing at all!

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby Frankie » Fri May 07, 2010 5:54 pm

Thanks for the advice. I know some companies can be frustrating to deal with. Fortunately, Digital Juice seems to be one of the good ones. How is the reunion show coming?

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby AMD » Fri May 07, 2010 6:01 pm

Frankie,

The reunion show is coming along very nicely. Just waiting for a few more days for some images and it will be a "wrap." It is quite long but with many images not seen by classmates for 50 years!

Good luck with CrazyTalk; may have to post my intro with the lion "speaking." He cries huge tears as he watches a video of the grads getting ready with their caps and gowns, too. He also puts a white-gloved hand to his mouth as he cries; that effect was in one of the facial expression volumes that I purchased--also in the TookKit--kinda cute, I thought.

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Re: CrazyTalk at DJ

Postby Frankie » Fri May 07, 2010 6:04 pm

Great! I'll have to give it a try. Still haven't had a chance to focus on it yet but it looks like lots of fun. I'm sure your classmates will love it!

Frankie

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