Create Mouth Shapes for Character Lip-Sync

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $240
  • Entries Received: 38
  • Winner: bloonilemedia

Contest Brief

Hi,

I'm looking for someone who will create mouth shapes for my character for the purpose of lip-syncing. My character is attached. The best entries will include an animation (i.e. video or flash) to the very small and short voice track (although the animation is not a required element to win this contest).

The winner of this contest may win the opportunity to lip-sync my entire tutorial with this character. And it is possible that the work will expand to lip-sync more than 30 more characters.

Although this still face of Moses looks a little sad in the mouth, please change his 'still' non-speaking mouth position to look a little happier.

I have investigated several online methods and software for creating these mouth positions. I don't like any of them, but they will A) give you some good ideas about what I'm trying to do; and B) for this reason, I'm planning to create my own software for use in a game based upon the mouth positions that you create.

1) LipSync MX software - look at the 2nd video entitled "Creating 2D Mouth Positions" - it will show you some mouth positions - although I don't think they have enough: [login to view URL]

2) SmartMouse software - again, I don't think these look good enough, but it will help you understand what we are trying to do: [login to view URL]

3) These are some graphic image representations of what I'm looking for - however, there are still not enough mouth positions for the best possible quality: [login to view URL]

For your benefit, I am planning to write my own software to run within a game that will convert an audio file with "phoneme" markers and then use the mouth shapes you create at the precise timecode defined in order to play back a working speech system. In this image, capital letter indicate consonants or long vowel sounds. Whereas a lower-case letter indicates a short vowel sound. If English is not your first language, be sure to understand the terms long and short here do not refer to the length of anything - but instead, the actual sound. A long vowel is spoken exactly as it appears. A short vowel doesn't sound the same.

I would like to have as many mouth positions as possible to make the best and smoothest speech. I believe this is the most important point of my request of you.

Thank you for entering this contest! I am looking forward to doing more work with you and to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.

Very kindly always,
Troy

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“18 freelancers competed in my contest, and bloonilemedia won! I recommend them to anyone who is fortunate enough to gain their interest. Thank you for your outstanding, quality work!”

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Public Clarification Board

  • tlyndonvw
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Let me encourage everyone, especially in the top 4, to do whatever is possible to improve their entry. There is still 3 days remaining in the contest. The winner will be provided with additional work worth more than the winning amount of this contest.

    • 2 years ago
    1. FATHILMD12
      FATHILMD12
      • 2 years ago

      can you red my message please

      • 2 years ago
    2. christiandavid13
      christiandavid13
      • 2 years ago

      Happy NewYear To EveryOne GodBLess :) Grats to the winner :D

      • 2 years ago
  • christiandavid13
    christiandavid13
    • 2 years ago

    yea that was a good idea you can hire us to make the work faster cheers to everyone

    • 2 years ago
  • FATHILMD12
    FATHILMD12
    • 2 years ago

    Although I am sad but,,,,, Can I help you with other characters "30 usd" for each character

    • 2 years ago
  • FATHILMD12
    FATHILMD12
    • 2 years ago

    no comment :(

    • 2 years ago
  • christiandavid13
    christiandavid13
    • 2 years ago

    Cheers to the winner . It was nice competing with you ladies and gentlemen. Thank you also to the contest holder God bless us all and advance Merry Christmas to all.

    • 2 years ago
  • tlyndonvw
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    #3 ENTRY 37
    #4 ENTRY 28 (depending upon presentation of animation)

    • 2 years ago
  • tlyndonvw
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    So far, here are my rankings:
    #1 ENTRY 39
    #2 ENTRY 36

    • 2 years ago
  • christiandavid13
    christiandavid13
    • 2 years ago

    Please Check Entry #37

    • 2 years ago
  • FATHILMD12
    FATHILMD12
    • 2 years ago

    check me please

    • 2 years ago
  • FATHILMD12
    FATHILMD12
    • 2 years ago

    whit for my good one = )

    • 2 years ago
  • alex3006
    alex3006
    • 2 years ago

    you wouldn't like to download free after effects templates NOW. would you ? visit www.aedownload.com

    • 2 years ago
  • mdbasha
    mdbasha
    • 2 years ago

    please check entry #30

    • 2 years ago
  • mdbasha
    mdbasha
    • 2 years ago

    please wait my entry

    • 2 years ago
  • hikaruaozora
    hikaruaozora
    • 2 years ago

    please check #22 for L mouth revision\

    • 2 years ago
  • thegavics
    thegavics
    • 2 years ago

    hello sir i start working on your project sir please give me 48 hours i will give you my 100% thanks sir see you........

    • 2 years ago
  • tlyndonvw
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Because of the excellent entries I've received, I have extended the contest - and MOST IMPORTANTLY, I have uploaded a very short Voice Track and would ask, although NOT required, that contestants create a short animation or video showing how their mouth positions will appear when attached to an audio voice track. The file is named Moses_01.mp3 - Thank you for your work on this. I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with all of you who take the time to improve your contest entry.

    • 2 years ago
  • abdellahboumlik
    abdellahboumlik
    • 2 years ago

    working ser

    • 2 years ago
  • sanjaydzz86
    sanjaydzz86
    • 3 years ago

    check all four slides of #15 .
    Thank you

    • 3 years ago
  • christiandavid13
    christiandavid13
    • 3 years ago

    Hi please check #11 i made some changes in the lips thank you

    • 3 years ago
  • Max3DArt
    Max3DArt
    • 3 years ago

    hi,If you able to give me these 3D model or if u want me o create these model ....Then m able to give u all mouth shape better and quick ...

    • 3 years ago
    1. tlyndonvw
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Please read the instructions more carefully and you will understand exactly how I will use the mouth images, and why making a video of a 3D model will not work.

      • 3 years ago
    2. sanjaydzz86
      sanjaydzz86
      • 3 years ago

      check entry #10 and tell me if im on the right path

      • 3 years ago
  • sanjaydzz86
    sanjaydzz86
    • 3 years ago

    check #10 Thank you

    • 3 years ago
  • nicoos
    nicoos
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, will your final work be animated or just a still images sequence?

    • 3 years ago
  • christiandavid13
    christiandavid13
    • 3 years ago

    Please Check entry #7

    • 3 years ago
  • Mishaaljatoi1
    Mishaaljatoi1
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #6 and let me know if you like or not.. ?

    • 3 years ago
  • tlyndonvw
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    PSD frames or PNG files are enough if the resolution remains as high as the source I provided you

    • 3 years ago
  • tlyndonvw
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    The mouth positions I'm asking for are 2D work - ignore the fact that my model is 3D

    • 3 years ago
  • tlyndonvw
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Please everyone - label each mouth sound so that I know what is what. Some mouth positions represent more than one sound and you should label it accordingly like the sample links I provided.

    • 3 years ago
  • sinojos1
    sinojos1
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, I don't understand, do you need the 3D model to be modified on a 3D software to have it's mouth in the different positions, or do you need us to edit the still image with photoshop to make it look like it's mouth moving?

    • 3 years ago
  • christiandavid13
    christiandavid13
    • 3 years ago

    PLease Check #4

    • 3 years ago
  • analyncochon
    analyncochon
    • 3 years ago

    What file type are you looking for? Is jpg and psd enough?

    • 3 years ago
  • tlyndonvw
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I'm looking for 10 or more mouth positions - still images.

    • 3 years ago
  • artnimator
    artnimator
    • 3 years ago

    ?

    • 3 years ago
  • artnimator
    artnimator
    • 3 years ago

    2D mouth shape

    • 3 years ago

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