3D Me Now
I. Platforms, Price, and Company
Platforms : Windows NT/95/98/2000/ME/XP
Development : Rich Media
Prices : $1,$$$ But the free version we can download here
Company : bioVirtual Ltd ( but the company has ceased to trade) email: email@example.com
The following URL are great example to use and practice a software 3D ME NOW Pro
3DMeNow now including two version 3DMeNow Pro v1 and 3DMeNow Pro v2 build with small file then that is easily download with highest quality and lowest band-wide *.wav sound. 3DMeNow is simply build your model from photos or art and then automatically output up to 56 high quality morphs for facial animation and full lip-synch.
Animation : Animation with 3DMeNow™ v1.5 is incredibly easy - and amazingly powerful. Build-up complex animations from a palette of 35 available actions, simply by dragging them onto the timeline. With automatic lip-synch, as well as automatic idling animation - anyone, beginner or professional, can quickly assemble a realistic and expressive animation sequence appropriate to the speech.
Actions : With actions you can make your models act in virtually any way you want: actions include whole- face emotions (happy, sad, angry etc) as well as part- face expressions (smile, frown, squint etc); looks (eyes and whole head rotations) and crazy morphs. Fine-tune actions on the timeline to create incredibly realistic, as well as hilarious animations of all kinds.
Sound : Record your speech (or anyone else's!) directly into 3DMeNow™ v1.5 - or load any *.wav file for instant, automatic animation. Edit and optimize the audio for efficient web distribution. Apply effects to change the way your voice sounds for serious, and comic effects.
Export : 3DMeNow™ v1.5 exports scalable *.bio files for web, presentations and emails: you can ouput models at high, medium and low detail as well as choose audio and image output resolution.
Glasses : Spectacles can be fitted to a model at any point in your project: choose from 15 available styles, select your frame colour, lens colour and transparency - and fine-tune into position.
Hair : You can model hair in two ways with 3DMeNow™ v1.5 - use the traditional method of drawing-out the perimeters, or choose from one of 60 prebuilt hairstyles as well as ponytails using the new integrated hair modeling wizard.
V. Web Resources
Software information: http://products.datamation.com/development/rich_media/979127588.html
Commercial News Article : http://www.gamasutra.com/newswire/bit_blasts/20001011/index2.htm
Product Article: http://www.amanet.org/books/catalog/0814472214_vpeople.htm
3D model resource: http://www.3dcgi.com/cooltech/modeling/image-modeling.htm
Development Research Software: http://www.stanford.edu/~bailenso/papers/jfi.pdf
Software information: http://www.maxvista.com/3dmemow.htm