New Flash Extension: FrameSync

This is a handy-dandy animation plug-in similar to Animonger’s AnimSlider, except that it uses frame labels and requires no other setup.

Update: The video tutorial is now live. See the extension in action!

I picked up this style of lip syncing in Flash from Chris Georgenes’ tutorial.

Update (8/26/09): A savvy user caught a stage refresh bug introduced in Flash CS4 with AS3. If you’re using Flash CS4 & AS3 and the symbol isn’t updating when you select a new frame from the panel, download the most recent version below (1.0.3 has the fix).

Update (8/16/10): Version 2.0 now has some great new features, including a “keyframe” mode, audio playback and frame navigation for Flash CS5, and performance improvements. See this post for more details on the updates.

Update (10/5/10): Check out SmartMouth, the new extension that automatically lip syncs.

Update (11/19/10): See Chris Georgenes demo FrameSync in his MAX 2010 Animation session.

Download

(compatible with Flash MX 2004 & up)
FrameSync.zip

Other Lip Sync Tools from Ajar Productions

New Flash extension: Set graphic to final frame

I may be doubling somebody’s efforts out there. I’m not sure if someone else has already written this one, but just in case, here’s the one I wrote.

I find with graphic symbols that I often use them in the ‘play once’ mode and at the end of their animation I’ll apply settings to the instance like an alpha fade out. This involves (on the keyframe after the ‘play once’ animation) setting the instance to ‘single frame’ and either guessing or going into symbol-edit mode and finding out how many total frames are in the symbol. This extension takes care of that. Just run the command and it will set all selected graphic instances to ‘single frame’ and set them to display their final frame.

Free download

Set graphic to final frame.mxp
(backward compatible to Flash MX 2004)

New Flash Extension: Break text into lines

I was copying a big block of text from a Word doc and needed to animate each list item with the text and I got the idea for this one.

This will take selected textfields and break them into separate textfields based on line breaks (returns).

Free download

Break text into lines.mxp
(backward compatible to Flash MX 2004)

Queasy Tools Panel v1.5.0

Here are the updates to the Queasy Tools Flash/Animate extension.

New Features in 1.5.0

  • Strong easing! Motion easing options now include in/out/inOut for Regular, Strong, and Bounce.
  • Scale up and down buttons (hold SHIFT key to constrain to 100% increments, scale down with SHIFT bottoms out at 100%, so the scale can be reset).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug that occurs with text case options when multiple text fields were selected.

Download (Flash CS3 and newer, including Animate CC)

Queasy Tools v1.5.0

(Update 01/23/2014: Flash Pro CC-compatible installer added)
(Update 03/01/2016: Animate CC-compatible installer added)
(Update 08/30/2016: For the latest version of Adobe Animate, you may need this extension installer.)

Thanks to Chris L for his suggestions and for finding the text bug.

Full feature list below the fold. (more…)

New Flash Extension: Invert Frame Selection

A simple, self-explanatory Flash plug-in. On the right projects it can be a big time saver.

Invert Frame Selection.mxp