Sophisticated Animation & Interactivity into InDesign & Out to HTML5 (in5 v3.1 Sneak Peek)

Justin | Animate/Flash,animation,design,extensions,HTML5,InDesign | Monday, September 18th, 2017

For a long time, in5 users have been wanting to include content from Adobe Animate or Tumult Hype in their projects.

And there has been a way to do it with HTML files and the Web Overlay panel (used by DPS/AEM Mobile, but supported by in5)…

But InDesign has supported a more natural approach for most designers: placing of OAM files (packages of HTML from animation apps) directly on the page.

I’m pleased to announce that version 3.1 of in5 will also support placed OAMs.

Check out the video below to see an example of an OAM with complex animation and interactivity exported with an InDesign document.

It’s just one of the ways that in5 v3.1 will put more publishing power in your hands without having to code.

You can subscribe to get updates on in5 releases.

Full lipsyncing control with FrameSync now available for Adobe Animate CC

Justin | Animate/Flash,animation,extensions | Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

FrameSync lets you rapidly lip-sync your characters with an audio track.

The newest installer now works with Adobe Animate CC.

Feature recap

Modes to suit your style

Use keyframe numbers (shown below) or add labels to your frames (shown in the top image).

Audio Playback Navigation

No need to scrub the playhead to hear a single frame of audio, or move one frame back or forward. All of your lip-syncing can be completed from within the FrameSync panel. No jumping around the Flash interface!

Download

(compatible from Flash MX 2004 & up, including Adobe Animate CC 2015)

FrameSync.zip

Other Lip Sync Tools from Ajar Productions

  • SmartMouth – automatic lipsyncing (audio analysis) – pair this with FrameSync and you have the fastest lipsyncing workflow on the planet.
  • FrameScrub – an alternative to FrameSync.

A Swiss Army Knife Extension for Adobe Animate

Justin | Animate/Flash,design,extensions | Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Queasy Tools Panel v1.5.0Queasy (Quick and Easy) Tools takes a whole bunch of the most common actions that you make as a designer or an animator and groups them into a single panel.

More than that, Queasy tools lets you take multi-step actions with a single click.

Did I mention it’s free?

Get the latest installer to start using Queasy Tools with Adobe Animate CC.

Update: For the latest version of Adobe Animate, you may need this extension installer.

Lip Sync at the Speed of Sound with Adobe Animate & SmartMouth

Justin | Animate/Flash,animation,extensions | Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Lip syncing is one of the most tedious jobs in animation, because it means listening (and re-listening) to the audio on every frame and matching that sound to the right mouth shape.

The SmartMouth extension runs through your audio and automatically places your mouth shapes on the timeline.

SmartMouth thumbnail previews

Artwork by Paul Trani

Best of all, SmartMouth now works with the new Adobe Animate.

Get SmartMouth here.

Custom CC Installers Added for SmartMouth Extension

Justin | Animate/Flash,extensions | Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Adobe CC 2015 update broke the extension installation process for 3rd-party extensions. Instead of waiting for Adobe to fix the problem, we’ve created custom installers for SmartMouth (our automatic lip-syncing extension for Flash Pro) that do not rely on Extension Manager.

The new installers (one for Mac and one for Windows) are now available and will let you install SmartMouth for any version of Flash CC without the need for Extension Manager.

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