SL'ang Life video ad :) [UPDATE]

[UPDATE: March 29, 2010] I removed all SL'ang Life links - they don't lead to SL'ang Life website anymore (since it doesn't exist), but to one you wouldn't want to go to ;)

I've just finished creating SL'ang Life video ad, check it out:

You can also watch it on Koinup if you prefer. Tell me if you like it! Send the link around the grid! :D And of course if you haven't done so yet, visit our website and subscribe, it's free :)

PS. In the ad you can notice a prototype of my speaking simulator for avatars I talked about some time ago. Let me know what you think about it :)

11 Responses

  1. hba on May 22, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Hi - my friend Osprey Therian is an excellent machinimist and I'm sure she has used lip sync things too - drop her a line if you need any help :)

  2. Daedalus Young on May 25, 2008 at 1:14 AM

    I haven't fully researched, but I think Osprey uses the one for on static images (such as the news anchors).

    Anyway, I'll probably also embed it on my blog one of these days :D

  3. hba on May 27, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    Hi Daedalus - I see, I hadn'y realised that, I've seen it on the Combat Cards video and I think that was a static Av too.

    Ayumi, can I ask what software you use to capture and edit your films?

  4. Ayumi Cassini on May 29, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Thanks! I've seen some Osprey's movies, and they're very good.
    I capture SL vids with Fraps - it's a really cool application and isn't very expensive. And for avatar lips movement I use a little device I created inside SL. However, I probably won't be developing it anymore, since basic lipsync is coming. I've read it was introduced in RC7, but I haven't tested it yet.

    You're welcome to embed it on your blog, that would be very nice :)

  5. hba on May 30, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    Oooo - I'll embed it too - I didn't know I could do that wwith other people's stuff - I could have embedded some of Osprey's! D'oh!

    I've made my first test film now - bear in mind, it is only a test so the subject is somewhat boring and the execution more than a little rough, but it's a start :)

  6. hba on May 30, 2008 at 10:09 AM

    What software did you use for editing?

    And what format/codec did you save it in?

    I'm really struggling to understand the codecs and how they affect quality, file size and playback. :)

  7. Ayumi Cassini on May 30, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Thanks, HeadBurro, feel free to embed it :)

    Since I use various software depending on what I want to achieve, I was going to write down everything for you and send you a note in-world, but I forgot *blush*. I'm going to do that later today :) Codecs are really hard to understand... I tried thousands of them and I'm still looking for a good one (or maybe for a good setup). I'm not very happy with the quality I have. I'm also experimenting with various software, trying to find something that will fit my needs. But anyway, I'll send you a note in SL later.

    I really like the camera movement in your movie. At first I thought you used the flycam! I'll need to check that "Filming Path" tool. Looks wonderful :)

  8. Daedalus Young on May 31, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    I can recommend the H.264 video codec. It is widely used and has OSSM quality.

  9. hba on June 9, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Hi Daedalus - thanks for the codec tip, I'll check it out :)

    Hi Ayumi - I've moved on to using the SpaceNavigator. It is amazing for flying camera views and so simple to use!

  10. Daedalus Young on July 25, 2008 at 3:30 AM

    In other news, watch Torley's video on new features in the 1.20 client, there's now a beta version of realtime lipsyncing to be used with Voice!

  11. Ayumi Cassini on August 6, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    I haven't installed the 1.20 client yet but I've been playing with that lipsync in RC (it was in since RC7) and surely it's one of the most fun features recently :)

    Have you installed the new client? Is it stable? I'm a bit afraid to switch, since lately I've seen some people being often thrown out of SL for no reason and I'm afraid this might be the new client.

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