I'm looking for someone who can create very realistic 3d animated characters and put them on a transparent background for use as floating spokesmen on websites. To get an idea of the type of 3d character I mean please watch
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Now I realize that this example of the GEICO lizard is extremely professional, but I'd like to know how close to something like that we could get on a shoestring budget.
I would like to offer a service similar to the video spokesperson concept that is so popular on the Internet right now (please see [url removed, login to view] or similar) but rather than using people, be able to craft any custom character or animal such as a talking dog or cat. In other words, we'd be making a 3D animated talking character instead of video of a talking person. I don't want it to look cartoonish, but as 3d real as possible. Please be familiar with floating video spokespeople for websites before bidding on this.
To start, I'd like to do one 60 second sample character talking animation where the animal or character morphs a few times to show the veriety that can be made. If I can get this done inexpensively the first time, then I'll want to use you again and I'll pay more the second time.
Please let me know how realistic you think you could make a character like this such as a talking cat or something like the GEICO lizard. Again, though this is a pro example, how close could we get?