Automatic Lip Syncing in Adobe Flash with SmartMouth (sneak peak)

Justin | Animate/Flash,animation,extensions | Friday, August 27th, 2010

*** UPDATE (11/3/2010) ***
SmartMouth is now available:

Here’s a little sneak preview of a new extension that I’ve been working on:

Short Version

See SmartMouth in action in a matter of seconds…


Full Version (10 min.)

UPDATE (9/6/2010): I’ve added thumbnail previews of the mouth shapes to the SmartMouth extension.

SmartMouth thumbnail previews


UPDATE (10/22/2010):
Nearly all systems are go. We’ve completed the license docs, the payment system is ready, and SmartMouth is almost ready for release. We were hoping to have it ready for release the week of Adobe MAX, but we still need another week to complete testing, produce user documentation, and make some minor refinements. At this point, we’re hoping to have SmartMouth ready for release during the first week of November. If you’d like to be notified of this release, you can sign up for our newsletter.

Adobe Flash Learning Links

Justin | Animate/Flash,design,links,tips | Friday, August 20th, 2010

I’ve had a number of users contacting me regarding ways to learn Adobe Flash Professional. There are a lot of great resources available for users interested in animation, design, and development in Flash.  Whether you’re an advanced user, or totally new to Flash, there are tons of resources available. Over the years, I’ve read dozens of books and visited hundreds of sites. So, I decided to put together a single page with many of my favorite Flash learning links. Enjoy!

FrameSync 2.0 Now Available

Justin | Animate/Flash,animation,extensions | Monday, August 16th, 2010

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!

New Features!

The new features for version 2.0 are as follows…


New Extension Request Form

Justin | extensions | Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Do you wish something worked better (or faster) in your favorite Adobe application?

Let us know with our new Extension Request Form.

New FrameSync Features: Sneak Peek

Justin | Animate/Flash,animation,extensions | Monday, June 28th, 2010

Here’s a sneak peek of the new version of  the FrameSync Flash extension. These new features should save you even more time!

Sorry that the audio quality is so low. The video was recorded in a hurry. Now, back to work…

UPDATE (8/16/10): These features are now available.

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