How to Personalize the Animations
   
 

The DIY Magic Mirror was designed to be personalized. To personalize, you'll over-write the existing animation files which are in Flash .FLV format with your own. Author your videos using your favorite video editing software and ensure the output file is in Flash .FLV format.

One option is Crazy Talk which is a fun program that allows you to animate your own picture automatically syncing mouth movements with the audio of your choice. It also outputs in Flash .FLV format. After authoring the .FLV files in Crazy Talk, proceed to step 4.

   
  Step 1. If you'd like to add your own audio to the existing characters, first purchase the character (each character is $15) you would like to personalize from http://www.imagineerieing.com/
   
  Step 2. Record the audio separately. Then manually move the mouth movements of the digital puppet from imagineerieing using your keyboard to sync the audio. The digital puppet comes with instructions telling you which keys to use to control the character. Use a video capture program (FRAPS works well for Windows XP users) to record the performance. Then assemble the audio and video together in your favorite video editing program. Rotate the video 90 degrees as per pumpkin screen shot below.
 
 

Step 3. Encode the video in Adobe .FLV format using the settings below.

flvsettings

 
 

Step 4. Over-write the respective files in “Install Directory\videos” with your own. Files that end with _princess.flv are for the princess mode, _pirate.flv for the pirate mode, and _halloween.flv for the halloween mode.

personalize1

Sensor

Triggered Video

Filename

Proximity

Proximity 1, Proximity 2, and Proximity 3 Videos

 

proximity1_princess.flv
proximity2_princess.flv   
proximity3_princess.flv
proximity1_halloween.flv
proximity2_halloween.flv
proximity3_halloween.flv
proximity1_pirate.flv
proximity2_pirate.flv     
proximity3_pirate.flv     
proximity1_insult.flv
proximity2_insult.flv     
proximity3_insult.flv     

Touch 1 - Weather

Plays one of three videos depending on the weather forecast

 

weather_good_princess.flv
weather_ok_princess.flv
weather_rain_princess.flv
weather_good_halloween.flv
weather_ok_halloween.flv
weather_rain_halloween.flv
weather_good_pirate.flv
weather_ok_pirate.flv
weather_rain_pirate.flv
weather_good_insult.flv
weather_ok_insult.flv
weather_rain_insult.flv

Touch 2 - Stock

Plays one of three stock videos depending on your stock portfolio performance for the day

 

 

stock_up_princess.flv
stock_no_change_princess.flv
stock_down_princess.flv
stock_up_halloween.flv
stock_no_change_halloween.flv
stock_down_halloween.flv
stock_up_pirate.flv
stock_no_change_pirate.flv
stock_down_pirate.flv
stock_up_insult.flv
stock_no_change_insult.flv
stock_down_insult.flv

Touch 3

X-10 Generic ON/OFF

 

x10_off_princess.flv
x10_on_princess.flv
x10_off_halloween.flv
x10_on_halloween.flv
x10_off_pirate.flv
x10_on_pirate.flv
x10_off_insult.flv
x10_on_insult.flv

Switch 1

Door Video

 

doorbell_princess.flv
doorbell_halloween.flv
doorbell_pirate.flv
doorbell_insult.flv

Switch 2

Weather

 

weather_good_princess.flv
weather_ok_princess.flv
weather_rain_princess.flv
weather_good_halloween.flv
weather_ok_halloween.flv
weather_rain_halloween.flv
weather_good_pirate.flv
weather_ok_pirate.flv
weather_rain_pirate.flv
weather_good_insult.flv
weather_ok_insult.flv
weather_rain_insult.flv

Switch 3

Stock

 

stock_up_princess.flv
stock_no_change_princess.flv
stock_down_princess.flv
stock_up_halloween.flv
stock_no_change_halloween.flv
stock_down_halloween.flv
stock_up_pirate.flv
stock_no_change_pirate.flv
stock_down_pirate.flv
stock_up_insult.flv
stock_no_change_insult.flv
stock_down_insult.flv

Switch 4

Picasa Slide Show

Picasa Slide Show

Switch 5

Breathalyzer

drink1_princess.flv
drink2_princess.flv
drink3_princess.flv
drink4_princess.flv
drink1_halloween.flv
drink2_halloween.flv
drink3_halloween.flv
drink4_halloween.flv
drink1_pirate.flv
drink2_pirate.flv
drink3_pirate.flv
drink4_pirate.flv
drink1_insult.flv
drink2_insult.flv
drink3_insult.flv
drink4_insult.flv

 

If you replace one of the idle videos (these are the videos that loop when the Magic Mirror is idle), you must also create a Navigation cue point (not Event type cue point) called “idle_end” towards the end of your idle video. If you don’t do this, your idle video will play just once and not loop. IMPORTANT: Create the navigation cue point at least 10 seconds before the end of the video.

personalize2
 
 
 
 

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