Introducing FrameScrub, the lip-syncing tool for those who want to go panel-less.
How it Works
It works in most ways like the selection tool: you can click to select, double-click to edit, but you can also scrub-slide through graphic symbol frames.
You can even scrub through loop settings (using the Alt/Opt key).
- Click and drag to update the first frame that is displayed.
- Hold SHIFT to cycle through frames faster.
- Hold ALT (OPT on Mac) to cycle through loop settings (Loop, Play Once, Single Frame).
- Hold CTRL (CMD on Mac) to temporarily revert to the Selection Tool.
(compatibility: CS3 and newer, including CC and CC 2014, Flash 8 & MX 2004 untested)
Open the MXP file in Extension Manager, follow the steps, and restart Flash. If you don’t see the FrameScrub in your toolbar (behind the selection tool), you can add it by accessing Edit (Flash on Mac) > Customize Tools Panel… Select a tool position, locate FrameScrub in the list on the left and use the right-facing arrow button to add FrameScrub to the selected tool position.
Update (11/29/12): I didn’t realize until someone pointed it out, but there’s no direct way to add a keyboard shortcut to a custom tool. To help with this, I’ve add a Command to the extension that will activate FrameScrub. A keyboard shortcut can then be added to that Command.
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