Syncing a Mouth to a Voice in Adobe Flash

Learn a simple yet effective technique in animating a mouth to a voice.

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167 Comments

  1. ANIMATROLL says:

    thank you! You saved my time

  2. Lambda Pool says:

    there are some libraries for doing that but its pretty expensive to buy…

  3. Cado says:

    *MY LEFT EAR HURTS!!!*

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  5. AwesTube says:

    PLEASE HELP how do you play that part of the sound on the frame??

  6. techgenius2000 says:

    what do we do for exporting?

  7. techgenius2000 says:

    right ear*

  8. techgenius2000 says:

    your tutorials are very very awesome, I “liked” just about every single one of your videos

  9. Lyrics4evryone says:

    When I press enter on the layer with the song, it’ll start but when I press enter again it wont stop untill I mute it in the control menu! What am I doing wrong? I have Cs5 by the way.

  10. LolFishFail says:

    thatsthejoke.gif

  11. Reid Gilliam says:

    Haha “left out”

  12. firnezzz says:

    my ears! my ears!!!

  13. Pengy329 says:

    Say some words to my face.

  14. Pengy329 says:

    Dude you copied the top comment.

  15. bluestormshock says:

    me too wrong way lol xD

  16. tibiaowned1 says:

    aha i thought my headset broke ..

  17. tibiaowned1 says:

    [..YouTube..] aha i thought my headset broke ..

  18. Cristian Martoiu says:

    mine too

  19. Heroboy116 says:

    06:43 xD

  20. Heroboy116 says:

    [..YouTube..] 06:43 xD

  21. KageTori12 says:

    I was hoping flash had an easier way to animate mouths than Sony Vegas (which I’ve used for animation along with Photoshop)… :tIt didn’t really help me at all since I’ve always known of this method, but apparently its helping others so whatever.

  22. KageTori12 says:

    [..YouTube..] I was hoping flash had an easier way to animate mouths than Sony Vegas (which I’ve used for animation along with Photoshop)… :tIt didn’t really help me at all since I’ve always known of this method, but apparently its helping others so whatever.

  23. YourChannelXtream says:

    my left ear feels left out :L

  24. [..YouTube..] my left ear feels left out :L

  25. gfelician41 says:

    Americanii creeaza website-uri, olandezii construiesc masini zburatoare, italienii fac autostrade moderne…sistemul din Romania manipuleaza calculatoarele, intercepteaza telefoanele, manipuleaza oamenii…SISTEM DICTATORIAL FASCIST….tiganii Uniunbii Europene…GUNOAIE FASCISTE

  26. gfelician41 says:

    [..YouTube..] Americanii creeaza website-uri, olandezii construiesc masini zburatoare, italienii fac autostrade moderne…sistemul din Romania manipuleaza calculatoarele, intercepteaza telefoanele, manipuleaza oamenii…SISTEM DICTATORIAL FASCIST….tiganii Uniunbii Europene…GUNOAIE FASCISTE

  27. airsoftslayer66 says:

    why can’t i edit the looping section in flash

  28. [..YouTube..] why can’t i edit the looping section in flash

  29. Art7Master says:

    lol me too

  30. Art7Master says:

    [..YouTube..] lol me too

  31. ThreeLittleB1rds says:

    6:40 – 6:50. hilarious.

  32. [..YouTube..] 6:40 – 6:50. hilarious.

  33. RustyFerretStudios says:

    He goes over that in his symbol introduction video

  34. [..YouTube..] He goes over that in his symbol introduction video

  35. [..YouTube..] THANK YOU SO MUCH I only needed this part not your part about recording the voice, you are awesome!

  36. 67steinip says:

    dude you sound like Mark Zuckerberg haha

  37. 67steinip says:

    [..YouTube..] dude you sound like Mark Zuckerberg haha

  38. thecvideospiczo says:

    I have less the 15 days to finish my animation and I have school ’til 3:20 and a 45-minute karate lesson three times a week!

  39. [..YouTube..] I have less the 15 days to finish my animation and I have school ’til 3:20 and a 45-minute karate lesson three times a week!

  40. [..YouTube..] @brienicole I have less the 15 days to finish my animation and I have school ’til 3:20 and a 45-minute karate lesson three times a week!

  41. breakworm says:

    This was a great help thanks alot! Ive synq’d it up nice’n'good!I do have a problem though: The sound is embedded within the graphic as per video and when i look in the graphic and hit play; I can hear it. But I have applied the graphic now to my main scene and cant hear the sound even when I preview the movie. I can get sound if I change the type of symbol to a movie from Graphic but this then messes up and repeats in a stange way.Does anyone know how to sort out my nubtasix problem?Cheers

  42. breakworm says:

    [..YouTube..] This was a great help thanks alot! Ive synq’d it up nice’n'good!I do have a problem though: The sound is embedded within the graphic as per video and when i look in the graphic and hit play; I can hear it. But I have applied the graphic now to my main scene and cant hear the sound even when I preview the movie. I can get sound if I change the type of symbol to a movie from Graphic but this then messes up and repeats in a stange way.Does anyone know how to sort out my nubtasix problem?Cheers

  43. iNaruto13 says:

    Hi I’m also entering in animation 12 and this was a great help thanks!!

  44. iNaruto13 says:

    [..YouTube..] Hi I’m also entering in animation 12 and this was a great help thanks!!

  45. Annimouz says:

    awesome, thanks very much..

  46. Annimouz says:

    [..YouTube..] awesome, thanks very much..

  47. Mo husein says:

    Whats the diffrents between Movie clip /Button and/Graphic?

  48. Mo husein says:

    [..YouTube..] Whats the diffrents between Movie clip /Button and/Graphic?

  49. moistight12 says:

    [..YouTube..] Whats the diffrents between Movie clip /Button and/Graphic?

  50. thecvideospiczo says:

    I’ve been asked to represent my school for a British competition, called Animation 12, and all I have to say is thank you for helping me and others improve or even create their own animation.Chris or TheCVideos (forget the piczo, that was the name of the site creator of my own site but it ended up gothic and girly so, oooo… sorry, just THANKS)

  51. [..YouTube..] I’ve been asked to represent my school for a British competition, called Animation 12, and all I have to say is thank you for helping me and others improve or even create their own animation.Chris or TheCVideos (forget the piczo, that was the name of the site creator of my own site but it ended up gothic and girly so, oooo… sorry, just THANKS)

  52. amh892 says:

    Your cartoons left hand has it’s fingers and it’s thumbs in the wrong places.

  53. amh892 says:

    [..YouTube..] Your cartoons left hand has it’s fingers and it’s thumbs in the wrong places.

  54. TheWoodenteeth says:

    I used to make arrow to the knee references, then I took an arrow to the knee.

  55. [..YouTube..] I used to make arrow to the knee references, then I took an arrow to the knee.

  56. Henry Long says:

    Hey I have a problem when I scroll through the timeline the sound doesnt play so I cant lip synch it

  57. Henry Long says:

    [..YouTube..] Hey I have a problem when I scroll through the timeline the sound doesnt play so I cant lip synch it

  58. TheHenryLong says:

    [..YouTube..] Hey I have a problem when I scroll through the timeline the sound doesnt play so I cant lip synch it

  59. DaBananaMan4 says:

    no. go die.

  60. DaBananaMan4 says:

    [..YouTube..] no. go die.

  61. DaBananaMan4 says:

    [..YouTube..] @UncleM3at no. go die.

  62. UncleM3at says:

    He talks way too much… but this is very helpfull:D

  63. UncleM3at says:

    [..YouTube..] He talks way too much… but this is very helpfull:D

  64. UncleM3at says:

    I used to be able to do this, then i took an arrow to the knee

  65. UncleM3at says:

    [..YouTube..] I used to be able to do this, then i took an arrow to the knee

  66. [..YouTube..] @LolFishFail For me it was my Right…

  67. ricardoeric123 says:

    im working with cs5 and my prperties menu is difrent i cant find the single frame option help anyone please

  68. [..YouTube..] im working with cs5 and my prperties menu is difrent i cant find the single frame option help anyone please

  69. somicmaster4 says:

    [..YouTube..] thanks that helped me alot!

  70. brienicole says:

    thank you for this.. it saved me tonight for a class project!!!!

  71. brienicole says:

    [..YouTube..] thank you for this.. it saved me tonight for a class project!!!!

  72. KaitoMiki says:

    [..YouTube..] Good bye right ear….

  73. Knuckles209cp says:

    my left ear feels left out..

  74. [..YouTube..] my left ear feels left out..

  75. [..YouTube..] thanks i learned alot!

  76. [..YouTube..] windows movie maker is easy for flash movies, its hard to animate!

  77. [..YouTube..] @iluvnatwolff1000 windows movie maker is easy for flash movies, its hard to animate!

  78. tisfatman says:

    [..YouTube..] how does your voice sound like that?

  79. [..YouTube..] This video was posted in 2008.

  80. [..YouTube..] @iamaventriloquist This video was posted in 2008.

  81. [..YouTube..] I prefer using WMM (WMM=Windows Movie Maker).

  82. clotworthyjc says:

    [..YouTube..] thank you

  83. clotworthyjc says:

    [..YouTube..] @clyve9 thank you

  84. MikeyB.tv - Gaming Videos and Let's Plays! says:

    My right ear feels left out ;(

  85. LolFishFail says:

    [..YouTube..] My right ear feels left out ;(

  86. clyve9 says:

    @TheAleshaK if you have a headset, you only hear him out the left side

  87. clyve9 says:

    [..YouTube..] if you have a headset, you only hear him out the left side

  88. clyve9 says:

    [..YouTube..] @TheAleshaK if you have a headset, you only hear him out the left side

  89. fito1922 says:

    [..YouTube..] Can’t you save symbols, you know, like you can use whenever you want?

  90. TheAleshaK says:

    [..YouTube..] @wintereater what does thaat mean?!?

  91. Dore914 says:

    [..YouTube..] Tediousness… my biggest enemy… but this has helped a lot, just the little leg up i needed.

  92. JoesGuy says:

    @iamaventriloquist It most certainly is. I’ve been doing that for years.

  93. JoesGuy says:

    [..YouTube..] @iamaventriloquist It most certainly is. I’ve been doing that for years.

  94. vicodee says:

    [..YouTube..] @GamesLTD you can download a free trial verision from Adobes website, or you download the trial and then go thepiratebay and search for adobe flash and just past a serial:D

  95. [..YouTube..] say some wordz 2 my face XD

  96. wintereater says:

    [..YouTube..] my left ear enjoyed this video

  97. TheZSubber says:

    [..YouTube..] @Plokman040 Same.

  98. PlanetPatricksVideos says:

    nice, a mac =P

  99. [..YouTube..] nice, a mac =P

  100. [..YouTube..] @GamesLTD You can get the newest version, which is a lot like this version, from the Adobe website. Btw, it is very pricey.

  101. Key Peele says:

    Where do you get this type of flash???? please respond

  102. GamesLTD says:

    [..YouTube..] Where do you get this type of flash???? please respond

  103. bigman2610 says:

    [..YouTube..] @Oroshimisu he uses Adobe Flash CS4

  104. Oroshimisu says:

    [..YouTube..] Hey which version of flash do you use ? thanks .

  105. [..YouTube..] @TheExitDoor that just the speed make my ears turn into asses

  106. TheExitDoor says:

    [..YouTube..] @TheThesukzass And that why he said “Say some words to my face”, and not “say on wost 2 my face”

  107. [..YouTube..] “say on wost 2 my face” don’t understand

  108. Plokman040 says:

    [..YouTube..] These are excelent. Only problem for me is I’m going to be making sprite movies most of the time so I got to figure out how to do sync for those.

  109. [..YouTube..] Why dose the sound in my time line not stop when I pause it.

  110. mamagrape245 says:

    [..YouTube..] what do i do i try to import audio and it says “one or more files were not imported because there were problems reading” ?

  111. JSWoodhams says:

    [..YouTube..] good tutorial but this stuff takes forever

  112. [..YouTube..] You really do excellent stuff, I love your tutorials

  113. vabman1 says:

    [..YouTube..] The Mouth is realy cool :) I Like your Flash Film’s ;)

  114. Demz Gohan says:

    It says one or more files were not read wats happened

  115. Demore734 says:

    [..YouTube..] It says one or more files were not read wats happened

  116. [..YouTube..] @ArMaGeDD0Nx well you clearly didn’t do exactly what the video said then

  117. Evaristus Balastius says:

    u must use cs5

  118. evar136 says:

    [..YouTube..] u must use cs5

  119. yougotOWENd1 says:

    [..YouTube..] this is so anoying if you have a long video.

  120. [..YouTube..] @iamaventriloquist i neead a video to that can you point me to there?

  121. acouwnt says:

    [..YouTube..] @SyphonFilterVirus Hey, When you select the symbol the properties appear in the properties panel/box/window. In that box there should be a “Looping” extended menu. Under this menu, when opened, is “Options” with a drop down menu right next to it. “Single Frame” should be one of these options. :) Your comment was two months ago, but did you find the single frame option before this?

  122. plazmotech says:

    [..YouTube..] i cant seem to record a mp3 file, how do i record 1? ( MAC )

  123. MrMeman09 says:

    [..YouTube..] say sum werds 2 mah faic!this helped alot

  124. ArMaGeDD0Nx says:

    [..YouTube..] i did exactly what this video says – but when it gets to adding the mouths to the frames – when i play the music clip – I hit enter and hit it again when the mouth pose should be placed but when I stop it; the audio carrys on but the little line thingy :| stops – Help please

  125. [..YouTube..] how would this work in cs5 because there is no single frame option drop down menu in properties, so it just keeps playing the mouth poses very fast over and over like 7 times faster than the voice

  126. DanielXLunar says:

    @LilredheadComics it doesnt say in my flash properties to stream

  127. DanielXLunar says:

    [..YouTube..] @LilredheadComics it doesnt say in my flash properties to stream

  128. sugartemple says:

    @iamaventriloquist This method is awesome if you’re exporting to video or an image sequence

  129. sugartemple says:

    [..YouTube..] @iamaventriloquist This method is awesome if you’re exporting to video or an image sequence

  130. tey1984 says:

    [..YouTube..] It was a little slow for my taste but i think it’s a great tutorial :D

  131. [..YouTube..] when i stop my movie/pause the audio continues until the end Help?

  132. Thugzook Bimyum says:

    Simple, Easy, and VERY good tutorial! Except making the poses… I have no patience :P

  133. TeckNoobie says:

    [..YouTube..] Simple, Easy, and VERY good tutorial!Except making the poses… I have no patience :P

  134. [..YouTube..] @JesusAteMyPizza what would it be on mac?

  135. [..YouTube..] Helpfull ?? ar ya kidding ??? course it was

  136. [..YouTube..] wow that was great thanks for the tutorial!

  137. prizna123 says:

    also once I have made all the mouth poses in the symbol, how can I save the symbol so I can use it in future animation.

  138. prizna123 says:

    [..YouTube..] also once I have made all the mouth poses in the symbol, how can I save the symbol so I can use it in future animation.

  139. prizna123 says:

    [..YouTube..] anyone know where I could find something online that shows all the different mouth sounds?

  140. bboyat0m1c says:

    [..YouTube..] I cant find that option 7:27 :( is there any help?

  141. maxalots says:

    [..YouTube..] hey your tutorials are gr8 but… when I add the sound I can’t see like wavy bar thing can you help?

  142. Mate1525 says:

    [..YouTube..] hey men, do you have a problem if i copy your mouth poses style, because i like them pretty much and i wanted to used in my animation

  143. Myasorez says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you, it helped alot)

  144. 00Neven says:

    [..YouTube..] @seleneoana hehe me 2, but I always here that guy saying Greetings and I always laughed at that word don’t know why? It was funny a first 100 times but not any more, can we switch videos pls :)

  145. seleneoana says:

    [..YouTube..] @00Neven YEP I REALIZED THAT A WILE AGO. IT FEELS LIKE A REALITY SHOW, YOU CAN’ SAY ANYTHING WITHOUT SOME ONE TO HEAR.. LOOOL!!! I LIKE IT!!!

  146. 00Neven says:

    [..YouTube..] @seleneoana hehe I know, and btw hahahahhahaha we are chatting through this video!!

  147. seleneoana says:

    @00Neven RAAAWRR!! NOW I’M CURIOUS!!! MMMUUAHH!!!

  148. seleneoana says:

    [..YouTube..] @00Neven RAAAWRR!! NOW I’M CURIOUS!!! MMMUUAHH!!!

  149. 00Neven says:

    [..YouTube..] @seleneoana Be careful what you wish for girl.

  150. seleneoana says:

    [..YouTube..] @00Neven ;) :*:* come and get me than…

  151. 00Neven says:

    @seleneoana sure I do, I wanna know!! :)

  152. XawesomewossumX says:

    Yes it is just pivot. Haha.

  153. Eddan22 says:

    @iamaventriloquist maybe coz he uses more “in-between” poses then u

  154. Adam Hayder says:

    say some words to my face!

  155. AsFunnyAsTV says:

    how did u record your voice. can sum1 please reply ASAP! thank uuuu lool

  156. Jesus Ate My Pizza! says:

    Great video on the mouth comp system, dude! Couldn’t live without it! A tip for newer users.. make sure you have sound set to stream… Also, press F6 to insert keyframes.. save a lot of time. Happy animating!!

  157. Peťo D says:

    after u did everything? :s how can u do sumtin while u dont hear the sound?? u need sound to sync the mounth. so what animation works then?

  158. Gtd73191 says:

    oh i figured it : 3

  159. Tom Crotty says:

    You can drag the bars around to move them to your preferred place. Just try figuring out how to set up the document. Try different tabs. Are you using Flash CS4? You should have no trouble making your way around.

  160. Gtd73191 says:

    hi i just got flash and my layout is different the property isnt at the buttom but is on the right side along witht the tools and when i click property it doesnt show the menus to make it slelect specific frames please help me

  161. genericusername1 says:

    actually just ran into a problem, i dont hear any sound after i did everything! The animation of it works though.

  162. BrokeToeProductions says:

    very helpful. thanks for doing this! 5 stars, baby!

  163. LegendLazy says:

    Hey is there anyway of making a .fla file with your mouth poses in? I’m finding it very hard to draw my own. I think it might help :) If you can will you be able to give me a Rapidshare link or something?

  164. AwesomeGirl86 says:

    Thank you! this definitely helps! :D

  165. thomastass says:

    yes you do, if you are using this method. There are other methods of animating mouths, and probably the easiest and fastest from my experience.

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