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Randy Borum

@Mark:  I'm guessing you don't wish to mess with Photoshop or any of its knockoffs....

I've wandered through many of the free web-based sites that purport to convert your photo to an illustration, and most did not really produce the kind of output that I thought was high-quality... but I suppose I got what I paid for...

The site befunky (http://www.befunky.com/)  has some user-friendly photo-editing  manipulations you can try. 

MyWebFace, which you've seen, tries to approximate an illustration based on automated analysis of the submitted photo.  So the illustration quality is fairly good but whether it resembles the photo is - in my experience - a bit of a crapshoot.  

Randy Borum

@Mark:  I just don't know of any super quick (and free) software or site  that reliably makes real photos of people into avatar pictures, if by "avatar pictures" you are conceiving of a vector based illustration that doesn't just look distorted, crudely filterized or posterized. 

Here is a list of 10 sites from the Cartoonize the World blog.  As for embedded spyware on each these - I don't know. 

Tracy Krause

I have used a program for websites and portals called "sitepal" they are very good and I think they have already introduced the technology to create an avatar based on a person's photograph.  Plus you can get the avatar to speak based on text you compose or prerecord etc... all sorts of cool applications. Not sure if this is what you are looking for but well worth considering.

www.sitepal.com

Chris Fletcher

I'm using SitePal at the moment, but I can't seem to get it to work with Articulate. Has anyone else had experience of using this? You can embed as a web object easily, but I'm trying to put it into the presenter tab. I think I need to embed it in an swf, but when I try the code that Sitepal provide in AS2, it doesn't work!!

If anyone's done this before, please let me know how because at the moment I'm tearing my hair out!!


C

Jodi Lenkaitis

Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but it is kind of fun. http://www.amctv.com/originals/madmen/madmenyourself/

And I look JUST LIKE the one I just created

Also, I like CrazyTalk, too. Used it several years ago, was well-received. We had Albert Einstein delivering Lock Out Tag Out training, and a dalmatian dog share Quality updates.

Ren J

Chris Fletcher said:

I'm using SitePal at the moment, but I can't seem to get it to work with Articulate. Has anyone else had experience of using this? You can embed as a web object easily, but I'm trying to put it into the presenter tab. I think I need to embed it in an swf, but when I try the code that Sitepal provide in AS2, it doesn't work!!

If anyone's done this before, please let me know how because at the moment I'm tearing my hair out!!


C


Hi Chris - I know this is an old post, but I'm wondering if you ever figured out how to use sitepal with Articulate in the presenter tab? I'm trying to do the same thing.

Thanks!

Ren

Jeanette Brooks

Hi Shelby and you're absolutely right that *all* questions are welcome here. Regarding Crazy Talk - yah, I believe that it allows you to export to swf, right? So you could insert the swf into Quizmaker. In fact Dave Moxon had an example of that awhile back, on his blog:

http://daveperso.mediaenglishonline.com/2010/02/10/create-a-video-hotspot-question-in-quizmaker-09/