As some readers may know (especially if you read my other blog “I am not a hamster“, not long ago I got a copy of CrazyTalk 5 standard edition.  I’ve found it to be a great tool for making some interesting videos, more of which will be coming in the near future.  It’s an absolutely great tool for doing facial animation.  That is, animating any face that you can feed it a picture of.

Recently I got an email from Reallusion that an upgrade to CrazyTalk 6 Pro is now possible.  The downside is that the new version has much higher system requirements.  While (for once!) the shortfall in my system isn’t the video card, the new software want’s a dual core cpu at 2.6 ghz or faster and all the RAM you can hand it, preferably 3gb or more.

So what I’m putting on my wishlist is not just the new version of the program but also a high end system that’s capable of running it.  Oh yeah, I did try the demo and it technically *does* run on my AMD Sempron 2400+ w/2gb Ram, but it does so at an agonizing crawl, taking minutes to do things that should only take a second to do….  and that’s if I shut down every non-essential process before starting it.

In any event, that’s not going to stop me from getting the most out of the version that I’ve got now.  There are definitely some hopefully good, hopefully humorous videos planned for CrazyTalk 5 standard.  As for the new version and a new machine to run it on, I’ve not given up on that just yet.

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