‘Projects and Scenes’ has officially launched! The latest major product update for the Replica studios app, enables game developers, animators, and filmmakers to manage scripts and dialogue with 100s of lines and a multitude of characters, in a simple-to-use interface.
We'd like to share a bit more about why we're so excited about this major update.
The new Projects and Scenes interface enables narrative designers, writers, and creatives to quickly test out different story ideas quickly through the easy to use interface, by simply typing out a script and casting characters from Replica Studios’ growing voice library to perform the lines in the script.
Teams can now export voice lines from Replica Studios into their game engine or animation software of choice with a few clicks and test out their story with visuals and characters in-situ. This gives creators the ability to pitch their ideas to stakeholders with Replica’s high quality AI voice actors and see it play out in early builds of the game, as it is being developed.
Below is a short animation that showcases how Replica’s character voices can be used to rapidly produce a cut-scene for a video game, featuring Unreal Engine Metahumans:
Harnessing Voice for powerful storytelling
Narrative and story-driven games and animation often feature thousands of lines of dialogue spanning dozens of characters. It's how games and movies tell stories, through the voice of the characters. Great voice acting can make a game more immersive, or a movie feel more authentic.
In order to ship a great game or film, script writers and narrative designers spend a lot of time trying to create the most immersive experience through visuals, sound, voice, and dialogue, as well as the actual story itself.
One of the biggest challenges they face through the life cycle of a project is getting buy-in from internal teams, producers, and other stakeholders as they test out different story ideas and scripts.
Since it would be cost prohibitive to hire voice actors very early on when the script is still changing, writers resort to robotic TTS or even just lines of text on the screen as they pitch their ideas to stakeholders.
As you can imagine, this breaks immersion, and the result is that writers and narrative designers don't have the right tools to help communicate their ideas, or experiment freely - which ultimately compromises on the creative vision and depth of storytelling.
This challenge is what motivated Replica Studios to develop the update to empower creators. Creators can now craft entire stories and narratives, and export entire scenes with 100s of lines of AI voice-enabled dialogue into game engines, animation software, and other creative tools with a few clicks of a button.
What used to be an almost impossible task for logistics and cost of having voice actors re-voice a line every time a line of dialogue was changed can now be achieved in a few minutes using Replica during the pre-production and experimentation stages.
Especially for developers working on large, narrative rich titles like Elder Scrolls Skyrim, or the Fallout series, the Witcher series, Cyberpunk2077, Replica Studios solves a huge pain point and enables writers and game designers to manage all their lines of dialogue and character stories in a simple editor that also lets them test out the delivery of those lines.
Replica Studios’ Projects and Scenes features enable developers to:
- Create unlimited projects and scenes to manage scripts and dialogue for any size of creative game or film project
- Audition and Cast character voices from a growing library of 40+ AI voice actors that can express emotion and even shout in the heat of battle
- Direct the performance of AI voice actors, tweak the pacing and pitch of words and lines, and keep track of multiple takes for each line so you can choose the best take
- Export hundreds of lines of AI voice-enabled dialog directly into Unreal Engine, Unity, iClone, and other game engines and animation software
Projects and Scenes is just the start of the next series of features that we’re building.
Our team is adding hundreds of realistic AI voice actors into our voice library, creating better tools to direct the performance of AI voice actors, and integrating the Replica Studios platform with more game and animation engines and creator platforms.
This major update follows on the heels of Replica Studios’ integration launch with Unreal Engine, the world’s most highly regarded Game and Film engine, and iClone Character Creator, a highly popular real-time 3D animation and cinematic storytelling software trusted by hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide.
Learn more about Replica Studios’ Projects and Scenes update at https://replicastudios.com/projects-scenes-update