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.