FrameSync is a Flash extension, originally released nearly 2 years ago, that allows you rapidly lip-sync your characters with an audio track. With this newest release, you can sync your characters even faster and easier than before.
In the process of putting together a Flash CS5 animation book with Chris Georgenes, I started looking at new features that could be added to FrameSync based on the updated extensibility layer in Flash Professional CS5. In addition to that, I had a few requests from users about displaying label-less keyframes in the FrameSync panel. While I was under the hood making these changes, I made a few other improvements as well. Hope you enjoy!
The new features for version 2.0 are as follows…
This will allow you to see (and utilize) the keyframes within your selected symbol without adding frame labels. You can adjust this settings using the Mode dropdown menu. You can still add frame labels and use Frame Label Mode if that’s your preference.
Audio Playback Frame Navigation for Flash CS5
If you happen to be using FrameSync inside of Flash CS5, you’ll now have a new set of controls as well. These frame controls allow you play audio on the current frame (without scrubbing the playhead), as well as to navigate back and forth on the Timeline. All of your lip-syncing can now be completed from within the FrameSync panel. No jumping around the Flash interface!
In addition to the large enhancements, FrameSync is now better at a few of the less obvious tasks, such as updating the selected frame within the panel when you move the playhead.
(compatible with Flash MX 2004 & up)
More on FrameSync
- You can see these new features in action in this video demo that I posted a couple of weeks ago.
- Refer to the original FrameSync post for more info on the existing features and a video tutorial on how to use the FrameSync extension.
- Check out the new book for a step-by-step guide to lip-syncing with FrameSync
- See Chris Georgenes demo FrameSync in his MAX 2010 Animation session.