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whattawa
03-11-2004, 02:36 PM
It's official, it is out! Here's the Product Overview:

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DAZ|Mimic 2 Pro for Lightwave provides an advanced environment for easily creating and editing facial animation sequences. Take existing WAV audio files of any language and let Mimic animate your figure for you. Or, record your own speech file within Mimic's simple recording studio via a microphone connected to your computer. With the ability to add in expressions such as winks, nods, and smiles, your figures can easily become as expressive as
your imagination allows.

By creating the facial animation for you, Mimic's TalkbackTM engine will save you hours of production time, allowing you to focus on other areas of your animation projects. Focus your energy on the nuances within your animation and make your characters come alive with real-life mannerisms and body language. The best part is that with the help of Mimic, you don't have to a be animation master in order to quickly create convincing facial animation.

Develop Configuration File Libraries
Create your own configuration files tailored to the manner of speech you want your character to express. Whether you need to express anger, joy, sadness, excitement, or shouting you can tailor a configuration file so that your character speaks just as you like.

Split-Second Timing Accuracy
Zoom in on the various editing tracks to synchronize your phonemes, expressions, and gestures down to the second with your audio track. Using this built-in ability, you can accurately determine just when and how your character begins and ends their speech movement, as well as determining the transition style between them all.

Multi-Track Expression Editing
Combine multiple levels of expressions with gestures and achieve a life-like set of smooth body language to help communicate more convincingly with your audience. Put a wink on top of a smile, along with tilt of your characters head, anything you need to do to help recreate the nuances of true human movement.

Real-Time Video Synchronization
Tired of re-creating your filmed actors facial movements in a mirror next to your monitor? With Mimic Pro's video playback window, you can watch your footage frame by frame as you fine-tune your lip-syncing work.
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I know you are probably wanting to try before you buy, so check out the demo version at http://www.daz3d.com/mimic/

Also watch for videos of Mimic in action in the near future!

whattawa
03-18-2004, 01:47 PM
FYI, the link to our Mimic page changed.

http://www.daz3d.com/Mimic/