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CrazyTalk on Apple Mac with M1 chip? Anyone tried it?

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I know CrazyTalk isn't being updated, but has anyone tried it on the new Macs with the M1 chip? Does it work? Is it faster/slower?
I really need the features of CrazyTalk (3D, photorealistic, head and shoulders + lipsyncing to audio file)... any recommendations? Is there another Reallusion tool that can do this? They seem to be 2D or more complex, full-featured 3D. Thanks!
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Why not download a trial and try for yourself?

I'm not on a Mac but from comments I've read it seems that most applications are not compatible without updates. 

CrazyTalk is not a very have application so I don't see that a superfast Mac would have any advantage.


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I already have crazy talk and have used it for years. I have a 16-inch MacBook Pro with 16gb and it’s slow for me when I use it. I was hoping someone with an m1 had tried it and if it was better I might upgrade my Mac.
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So I went ahead and bought a top-of-the-line MacBook Air with M1 chip and 16GB RAM and 1 TB SSD.
As expected, in order to run CrazyTalk I had to install Rosetta, Apple's utility to run Intel code on the M1. That just took a minute.
After that, CrazyTalk worked just fine. I did a comparison with my MacBook Pro 16-inch 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD.
The Intel device was faster... but marginally. It took 37 minutes to render a long video (~12 minutes) compared to 40 minutes on the M1 Air with the same project.
Given that the M1 Air was using an emulation layer, that's pretty impressive. The M1 MacBook Pro might have been faster, as it could cool the CPU but I didn't notice any major heat and I prefer not having a fan for when I do video streaming.
The M1 likely would be much faster when running native code. Alas, Crazy Talk isn't getting updated, but at least I can still run it at ~90% of the speed of an Intel device.
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Thanks for updating us Notie. That is good news for those considering the new M1 Macs. 

                                                                

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Hi Guys,
I've jut bought a new M1 MacBook Pro and I made a short video about comparing Intel and M1 MacBook Pro in Crazy Talk 8 rendering progress. 

This is the link of video: https://youtu.be/e7UKOlUg7Zg
I'm not youtuber so I apologize about quality of video.

Cheers!
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Hi Notie,

Thanks for the update. Did u tried Cartoon Animator 4? I am interested to get one Macbook Air with M1 but just worry that the cartoon animator 4 software cant be used..#Thanks
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No. I don’t have that app
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I see. Thanks. Would you mind try instal the trial version (it is free) and see can use or not?😅 If can.. Thanks in advance.
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Cartoon Animator 4 work normally with M1 chip also.



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