Daz 3D + Iclone - I need a chatbot avatar

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Daz 3D + Iclone - I need a chatbot avatar
« on: February 24, 2014, 08:38:11 pm »
Hello all,
I'm wanting to create a speaking avatar with  lip syncing for my chatbot Quantum which uses the program-o chatbot engine, and an introductory video for the websites main page. The character I want to use I created with Daz 3D and I been looking into how to implement her within my chatbot besides just using a static rendered image. I want to bring her to life so to speak without spending an arm and a leg or paying monthly or yearly fees for services. As far as I know this leaves me creating a way to get the desired affect.

although a lot of work, I'm thinking of creating pre-recorded video responses. This will stop me from using a lot of aiml features, but I'm okay with that for this project.

I have done a bit of homework and came across IClone pro, This looks like a solid choice and best choice for pre-recorded video responses route. However I'm not sure if IClone pro alone is capable of this task or if I would need one of there bundle packs.

What I would need IClone pro to do:
1: import a Daz 3D character
2: lip sync via text to speech utilizing a ivona voice which I have on my system
3: character animation within a scene for intro video - thinking Kinect motion capture would be great but not needed.
4: render in a video format

can IClone pro do all this by itself or would I need a bundle also If I need a bundle which one would I need.

Any knowledge, suggestions and or or input would be greatly appreciated Thanks Sincerely Sybershot











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Re: Daz 3D + Iclone - I need a chatbot avatar
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 10:36:27 pm »
I think Claude might be a good source since that is his main game.

I also thought that Poser / Daz had a decent LipSinc plugin a couple of years back.

Lastly, there was some talking heads (3D thing) that also had a lipsinc program but unfortunately it's name escapes me at this moment. (then again, a lot of things do!).

Good luck.
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Re: Daz 3D + Iclone - I need a chatbot avatar
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 11:08:30 pm »
Thanks Art, you are correct Daz does have lip sync capability but it is subpar to IClone's quality.
IClone specialize in fast facial and body animation.

I have looked at vids of both and with IClone one can definitely see the difference in realism.