View Full Version : lip sync plug in?

03-26-2007, 01:11 AM

Does anyone know of a plug-in that would allow me to lip sync spoken audio into a lightwave model?
I have a rigged model of crow that I need to animate speaking and would like to find out if there is a plug in that can help. The crow will be speaking a monologue.

best regards

03-26-2007, 03:33 AM
Ok Im assuming that you have by now created morphs on Modeler for each letter, or most of letters the least before we go on.

There is no automatic app that can lysinq automatically for you. Ive heard rumors about one, but Its way too expensive. So sorry to break your bubbles, but the sooner you understand this the better you set your course to working on Lypsinqing.

Now, after understanding that bad fact, here are two ways to do it manually and semi automatic.

The best way to go about this, though a bit tedious, is to use Morph Mixer in Object Prperties, Deform Tabs, Add plugin area. Its about control, crystal clear letters beeing expressed, and all done somewhat straightforward, (meaning two steps forward one step backwards, but you can do this only once and your done).

The other is Mimic plug in. Now dont fall for their image that they'll do it completeley automatic for you. Youll need to insert voice in it, put the voice in letters for better quality, but EVEN then you'll need to go through the timeline and fix areas which werent automatically set up for you. In the end, depending on your morphs you may end up loosing the same amount of time you would use with Morph Mixer. I dont like this one, and my movies have tons of monologues, dialogs and all sort of voicing.

03-26-2007, 06:21 AM
Mimic at Daz. http://daz3d.com/
Magpie, wherever it is. http://www.thirdwishsoftware.com/magpiepro.html

An old version of LipService from Joe Alter which you can no longer purchase. It seems to have been reborn but for another universe. :(

Oh yeah, and TAFA. I didn't want to find where it was in this list so I'll pass on my google search line:

Good Luck. You've picked one of the more difficult of ouar possible efforts.

Tom Wood
03-26-2007, 06:25 AM

How you use it depends on how detailed you want the lipsynch to be. Magpie Pro has two settings - One that is phoneme based, and one that is amplitude based. If the beak is just opening and closing you might get away with the simpler amplitude based method. If the beak is bending to match pronunciation, then the phoneme based method can be used.