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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Oddcast’s VHost SitePal™

This is an unbelievable site! Oddcast’s VHost SitePal™ allows you to create speaking animated characters (avatars) for your web site, and add your own audio message via Text-to-Speech or voice recording. The demo is free, but with it, you can see what can be done with animated avatars (an online characters) which are synch-ed with text to speech generators. Try it out and see how the character tracks with the movement of the cursor, and the many other amazing features possible.

Visit the site at http://www.oddcast.com/sitepal/?affid=285
When you have got to that site, click on the Try Now! button.

If any of you can get your churches to set aside money for this service (or get a church member to sponsor it for you), you can do a lot of nice things with it!

OK, some food for thought: For those who don't know the background to the term "avatar," it is originally a Hindu religious character but is often used to describe an online character or persona in a completely non religious sense.

Actually, this not the first time I have used the term 'avatar' in this blog. I wonder how Christians feel about the use of this term? That in itself is a topic for discussion and thought. It is used pervasively in the online world and is beginning to be used in a very nonreligioius and secular sense in a very different context than its original. I am not the first person to raise awareness of the matter of Christians using the term avatars. Check this out


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