If you’ve ever done character lip syncing in Flash, you know that it can get pretty time consuming. Last semester, I used a movie clip with several variations of mouths at different key frames. Then I used ActionScript commands to tell the movie clip which mouth/key frame to jump to at each interval. That seemed like a fast approach, but overkill.
This handy plugin, accomplishes practically the same thing without having to write any ActionScript. Once installed, it can be accessed through Flash’s ‘Other Panels’ menu option. It saves a lot of time in lip syncing or other types of animations that require frequent key frame editing of a series of objects. Check out the demonstration!