What do you like best?
Crazytalk is extremely simple to use, even a novice can animate. I believe the absolute best thing about Crazytalk is that you can import any photo into your project. They even allow you to give your imported media a bone structure in which you can move your media around the scene. I also like the fact that you can add voice overs to your video and the lips of the characters will automatically move by the sound of your voice. Recently, they have added a Photoshop PSD animation capability in which you can take a PSD drawing from Photoshop, and import it into Crazytalk to become its own character.
What do you dislike?
Needs more customized characters. Crazytalk provides several characters that you are allowed to use, however I would like to see a few more of them. I would also like to see a custom character creator. The Reallusion company has a character creator for other products that they create, however for some reason there isn't one on CTA 3. You can still create custom characters on your own, but the process is not the same versus if an actual character creator could put it all together for you.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I first started using Crazytalk for content creation on YouTube. It was simple to learn and had a lot of online tutorials and support to help me. Once I got a hang of it, I began making videos that looked great. I even received a few questions from friends on how I learned how to animate. (They knew I had never gone to school for animation) The great thing about Crazytalk is that you do not even have to know how to draw to be able to animate videos.
One day I was appointed to make a presentation at work. The problem was that I had very little information about the product I was presenting. I did some research and I was still short. The presentation was simply not long enough. I then came up with an idea to make an animation for the presentation instead of a boring PowerPoint presentation. Needless to say, I made it work in the end. I put the actual product inside the animation and made it walk and talk. Completely took everyone by surprise. By making a video, I was able to use it as filler to extend the presentation to an acceptable length. Aside from that, the visual got everyones attention inside the boardroom.
I highly recommend Crazytalk. Not only is it fun to use, but it can be used for personal or business usage.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
In marketing, visualizations are huge. Being able to create an animation for presentations or social media campaigns is really easy. You can literally take your product and use and animate it in a video. Usually, companies would charge thousands of dollars for that kind of campaign animation. With Crazytalk, there is no need for that because you can make the animation yourself.