I'm currently looking into using animated avatars. I have little animation experience, so I'm looking for an easy-to-use tool. I'm also looking for something that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Any thoughts, suggestions, and warnings are welcome.
I've taken a short look at:
-Codebaby (too expensive)
-CrazyTalk (looks cool, but seems to only animate the face, which may be okay)
-MediaSemantics (again, looks cool, but the art seems a bit outdated)