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Days tab – Saying what cool special Day it is today

Here’s a new feature for the VB6 moose, that will be converted into a feature for the new 3D Moose. The Moose now knows what days are holidays, and will tell you, “Today is Valentines Day”, etc. And we have it coded to know the religous days for Buddhists, Christians, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faiths. […]

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SAPI voice: Loquendo Simon. Notes

This little post is where I’m recording some of the observations I’ve made about the Visemes that the Loquendo Simon voice generates, during SAPI speech. This will become useful info (I hope) for improving the lip sync animation code we are creating. I found that this Loquendo voice does Viseme’s “differently“.

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SAPI Voice: Microsoft Sam, notes

This little posting records some observations about the behavior of the SAPI voice Microsoft Sam. Just some things that I’ve noticed about things that will affect how to code for lip sync animation. In particular, this Voice’s behavior teaches me to ignore repeating Viseme 0’s.

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SAPI voice: Cereproc ‘William’ notes.

Here’s some notes that I’m making while testing the SAPI voice by a company called Cereproc, of their male SAPI voice ‘William’. It’s use of Visemes is pretty standard. But it uses quite a few visemes twice in a row.

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SAPI Lip Sync Tweaks

In the VB6 project for the 2D Moose, we’re improving the lip sync, and discovering interesting undocumented things about how SAPI works. Sadly, we’re also discovering that some Voices are not being consistent in how they sent Viseme IDs. So I decided to create this little dialog, that captures the stream of Visemes. And if […]

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SAPI Visemes VisemeID’s

In this post, I’ll be showing a table of the SAPI visemes, listed by their numeric VisemeIDs. I need a place to put some simple animated gifs showing these, so I can look at them closely and improve them gradually. This will be that place. It’s not finished yet.

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Shh face

When you use the Left-Right-Left mouse gesture to “shh” the Moose, he’ll show this funny face expression briefly before disappearing.