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    This year I set up an 8' diameter talking pumpkin in the front yard of out neighbor using a large bush. The orange net minis set the background for the overlaid white mini light eyes, nose and mouth.

    I recorded the 44 one liner jokes, pitch shifted my voice down an octive or two, added reverb, then used Papagayo phonetic application to generate the 50 ms mouth movements. Then I sequenced them with Vixen to the audio track. When all combined, it ended up being a 13 minute show.

    Eyes, nose, and 4 position mouths were welded wire frames covered in white mini lights.

    We had about 700 kids plus parents come through our neighborhood. It was fun listening to their comments. One woman asked if she could by this at WalMart!

    I sent links to YouTube videos in next thread.

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    Last edited by lightman; 11-02-2011 at 01:25 AM.

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    Default Re: Peter Pumpkin -Animated Talking Bush

    That is huge! I love it! Everyone has such great ideas and fantastic execution of the concept....

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    +1 - everything is going 3D these days - why not the JOL! Nice - - need to figure out a suitable frame if you don't have a bush to do the same thing.
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    Default Re: Peter Pumpkin -Animated Talking Bush

    wowo that is so good ... it must have been hard to sequence the mouth as it seem you have 8 chanel on it ????

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    I used 8 channels for animation and 2 channels for upper and lower pumpkin halves. Lightning was one channel. Nose is always on.

    There are 4 mouth positions(4 channels) to cover 1) rest, 2) etc, F,V,&L 3) A, E,&I, 4) O,W,Q,&U. This gave me a more fluid transition between phonetic sounds as compared to 3 movements. Lots of simulation.. The eyes use 4 channels, open and closed for each eye.

    The most meticulous part was transposing the output from Papagayo to Vixen. I printed out lists from Papagayo, then hand entered the sequence into Vixen. It goes pretty fast once you get into the swing of things.

    It took about 45 minutes to complete 30 seconds of speech( to record the voice, process Papagayo, and transpose to Vixen).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightman View Post
    The most meticulous part was transposing the output from Papagayo to Vixen. I printed out lists from Papagayo, then hand entered the sequence into Vixen. It for a pretty fast once you get into the swing of things.

    It took about 45 minutes to complete 30 seconds of speech( to record the voice, process Papagayo, and transpose to Vixen.

    Regards,
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    There is a Papagayo plug-in (or add-in - don't remember) that you can feed your Papagayo voice files directly - it's posted here somewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by budude View Post
    There is a Papagayo plug-in (or add-in - don't remember) that you can feed your Papagayo voice files directly - it's posted here somewhere...

    That's good to know. I will research it. Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budude View Post
    There is a Papagayo plug-in (or add-in - don't remember) that you can feed your Papagayo voice files directly - it's posted here somewhere...
    Its the first in this thread
    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...apagayo-Add-in

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    Very nice job.
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