Eva Levin

The Intel Inspired Ultrabook brings Touch-Enabled Emotions to Life

Touch Animation is here.  Even kids can use it. 

Optimizing CrazyTalk Animator for the Ultrabook™ Device.

John Martin, vice president of product marketing for Reallusion, was nothing but smiles when describing the Ultrabook™. “The Ultrabook is fantastic. There’s so much power in such a small form factor,” he said.  Animation software developer, Reallusion, is in the smiles, frowns and any other emotion business with its CrazyTalk Animator, which allows users to create actors using any photo or illustration and animate these actors in 2-D.

Reallusion had early access to develop on the Ultrabook and the company was able to kick-off development of CrazyTalk Animator for the touch capabilities of Ultrabook. “After you’ve created your character from a photograph, you can now work on the emotion using touch. It’s a lot like digital puppeteering. You can animate everything based on touch.”

The Ultrabook allows for much faster processing as well. “The changes a user makes are rendered in real time,” said Martin. “Because of the mobility, people can use motion capture anywhere with our iClone software and Microsoft Kinect.”

For Martin, the possibilities of touch and animation extend far beyond professional animators. “Kids could use this software. It’s an immersive way to interact with the Ultrabook and it helps them learn about emotions.”

Reallusion is looking forward to more innovation in partnership with Intel. “When you see the possibilities of digital photography and animation, it’s truly amazing.” said Martin.

Eva Levin

About Eva Levin

Eva Rodriguez Levin has worked at Intel for over 15 years, her passion lies with managing projects, people, the creative side and product launches. She has worked in several different positions including trade show and events, executive speakership program, PR, consumer product marketing, corporate diversity and web marketing. Currently Eva works on the Intel Digital Marketing team managing the consumer campaigns, gaming and managing the editorial calendar for the Inside Scoop blog. Eva holds a Journalism degree from the University of Oregon. In her spare time she likes to root for her University of Oregon Ducks, exercise, cook and enjoy family time.

3 Responses to The Intel Inspired Ultrabook brings Touch-Enabled Emotions to Life

  1. What can i say? This is one crazy application installed in a perfect platform because of its touch features. I can already image in how easy it would be for users to manipulate the animation