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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Lip Syncing (Nesting Method)

THROUGH YEARS OF ANIMATING in Flash, I have developed what I think is an even better and faster way to lip sync a character. A few years ago I was working in a full production environment with teams of animators producing several series for television and the Web. Most of these episodes were 22 minutes in length with several characters and plenty of dialog. Lip syncing quickly became the most dreaded of tasks. Using the Swap Symbols method is certainly a useful approach, but when you have 22 minutes of lip syncing to do and only two days to finish it, finding a faster method becomes a production necessity.

The Swap Symbols method requires a minimum of four mouse clicks for each swap.

1.Select the symbol instance. ...

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