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Leslie
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Creating your Own 2D Avatar

Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:45 pm

Firstly you will have to keep the following Visemes ID in mind

  • 0 = silence
  • 1 = ae, ax , ah
  • 2 = aa
  • 3 = ao
  • 4 = ey, eh , uh
  • 5 = er
  • 6 = y, iy, ih, ix
  • 7 = w, uw
  • 8 = ow
  • 9 = aw
  • 10 = oy
  • 11 = ay
  • 12 = h
  • 13 = r
  • 14 = l
  • 15 = s, z
  • 16 = sh, ch, jh, zh
  • 17 = th, dh
  • 18 = f, v
  • 19 = d, t, n
  • 20 = k, g, ng
  • 21 = p, b, m

For 2D Images - its recommended that you use a JPG image or some low resolution/format Image.

a 2D avatar is quite easy - all you need is facial expressions with proper lip position.

For every Viseme - Theres an ID , go to the Avatar folder and then enter the 2D Folder you will find the Tester Folder which has ID0 to ID21 - these are based on the viseme a word has.

All you have to do is take pictures of yourself or someone saying those words ( or words with those viseme ) and select the right ID for it and put in a separate folder in the 2D folder and restart your Syn Virtual Assistant. Then go to the Graphics and Settings and select the right 2D Avatar (the name of the avatar is taken from the name of the folder)


For 2D Avatars the configuration file is simpler:

XML Code

<main>
 
  <expression id="0" image="ID0.jpg"/>
  <expression id="1" image="ID1.jpg"/>
  <expression id="2" image="ID2.jpg"/>
  <expression id="3" image="ID3.jpg"/>
  <expression id="4" image="ID4.jpg"/>
  <expression id="5" image="ID5.jpg"/>
  <expression id="6" image="ID6.jpg"/>
  <expression id="7" image="ID7.jpg"/>
  <expression id="8" image="ID8.jpg"/>
  <expression id="9" image="ID9.jpg"/>
   
  <expression id="10" image="ID10.jpg"/>
  <expression id="11" image="ID11.jpg"/>
  <expression id="12" image="ID12.jpg"/>
  <expression id="13" image="ID13.jpg"/>
  <expression id="14" image="ID14.jpg"/>
  <expression id="15" image="ID15.jpg"/>
  <expression id="16" image="ID16.jpg"/>
  <expression id="17" image="ID17.jpg"/>
  <expression id="18" image="ID18.jpg"/>
  <expression id="19" image="ID19.jpg"/>
  <expression id="20" image="ID20.jpg"/>
  <expression id="21" image="ID21.jpg"/>
 
</main>

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Re: Creating your Own 2D Avatar

Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:08 pm

Hi

I work in new avatar - 'hal 9000', but, is a female and cale Haly 9000. I have question. Better dimetions to jpg file? (i work in photoshop and manual script)

Thanks
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Re: Creating your Own 2D Avatar

Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:22 pm

2D Avatars are best used when in "Custom" Dock Mode. The resolution at Custom Dock Mode for the display window is exactly 760 x 520 ( Width x height ).

And its great you are creating a 2D Avatar. That will be the first of its kind :)
Let me know when you finish so that I can have a word with Revarn and add it to Syn Store.

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Re: Creating your Own 2D Avatar

Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:23 pm

Yes, in next month i purshase this plugin.
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Re: Creating your Own 2D Avatar

Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:56 pm

Ok, finish in here; how send to forum, (in here limit is 256 KB and file have 725 KB)?
Attachments
ID1.jpg
ID1.jpg (62.73 KiB) Viewed 6409 times
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Fantom
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Re: Creating your Own 2D Avatar

Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:59 am

Just zip the file and add as attachment :)

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Re: Creating your Own 2D Avatar

Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:05 am

"The file is too big, maximum allowed size is 256 KiB" :?
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Re: Creating your Own 2D Avatar

Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:13 am

Now that is annoying. I think it was set by some admin. Well just email to Syn[@]Syn.co.in. I will ask Revarn to have a look :)

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Re: Creating your Own 2D Avatar

Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:18 am

Ok, send to Syn[@]Syn.co.in (without '[ ]')

;)

In future, i work in avatar 3D, (Maya and Daz 3d).
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Re: Creating your Own 2D Avatar

Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:27 pm

oh, i see the avatar in store. Like this. Thanks Revarn.

Next step - my step - is learn about language, (plugins), and more. In future, work in avatar's 3d, (need time and University take my time now) :roll:

I want to study as a virtual machine can store information - such as stories, phrases any and precesses them according to human criteria, pre-defined course of behavior.

Anyway...thanks. :D
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