CodeBaby Studio overview
You may be thinking that getting 3D Digital Characters into your eLearning courses is a long, strenuous task. Actually, you don’t need a 3D flash animation specialist to deploy CodeBaby Characters and bring your training content to life.
All you need is CodeBaby Studio! With Studio, you can add social intelligence to your courses in minutes. You can maximize the impact of fully animated digital characters by adding engagement and visual interest, using the key functionalities. Getting started with Studio really is that easy! Here are some basics to get you started.
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Once installed, return to this page for instructions.
Getting Started with CodeBaby Studio:
To get started with your own CodeBaby Character, just make a selection from the bank of stock characters, import your audio file (as a .wav or .mp3), and Studio will automatically lip-sync and gesture-sync the character to your audio. You then have full control over the character’s facial expressions, gestures, and movements using 300 drag-and-drop animations.
CodeBaby Studio allows you to export your characters as .swf, .flv, or .avi file types, so you can import characters into any Learning Management System (LMS) or authoring tool-set!
Learning interactions are essentially social, but eLearning courses are frequently lacking in social intelligence. Animated characters can stand in for learning facilitators, act as peer trainers, or interact with each other to model desired behaviors. Researcher Byron Reeves from Stanford University says, “When characters guide interactions … people trust the information more than in identical interactions without characters.”*
So as you’re scripting your characters, consider the human factor. Characters should have:
- Clearly defined roles in the lesson or course
- Distinct personas and “voice”
- Compelling perspective on the content