By Sonic Amigos
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Noodle Flix is a Talking Head Movie Utility that enables you to convert plain English text into living, breathing QuickTime movies. It includes over two dozen actors and you can decorate the stage with one of the included background images, use your own images, or grab an image from an iSight camera. Then, click a single button and out pops a QuickTime movie for use in movie projects, websites, or mobile devices.
What's New in Version 2.1
* Custom Actors: Using image files or an iSight camera, you can create custom actors for use in Noodle Flix.
* Customize Speech: Tweak utterances down to the phoneme level by adjusting the duration and frequency of individual sounds in the speech script.
* Over a dozen new stage backdrops!
Very cool app!
I was looking for something like this, and this fit the bill.
A few suggestions:
1) The Mac OS voices have improved beyond the ones this app includes. I'd like to see it take advantage of the voices a user has installed, which could be a lot more with Mac OS X Lion (British, Australian, etc.)
2) I'd like to be able to edit a custom character after-the-fact
3) video backgrounds would be great.
4) The idle/wink stuff doesn't get included in the video… it seems to just be for the creator's benefit. I'd like to see random blinking etc built-in.
5) It would be nice to have live zooming during the recording. Kinda like programming the camera location at intervals. But post-production editing in iMovie should do the trick.
6) I'd love to have mouth movements automatically created by analyzing the photo, etc. Look at the iOS app PhotSpeak for an example.
Easy to use and set up. It's a lot of fun. My kids created some crazy "Max Headroom" type animations of themselves. Easy to create a script and a whole lot of more detailed features that I'm just beginning to get into. A lot of fun so far!
Its decent...although sometimes when i save it thevideo doesn't come up, only audio. It would be LOADS better if u could use your own voice cause the voices of so unemotional it doesnt really do too good. I think $15 is too much...its more a 5-8 dollar app