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Lip Synch 2: Synch Harder

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Aug 6, 2013 | 5:02 PM EDT

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Spent the morning rigging these characters from one of the greatest animated series ever produced, The Venture Bros. Unfortunately, when I tried to animate the bodies, I clearly did something wrong and everything went out of synch with the audio track.

(Edit: Just realized I spelled "lip sync" wrong. Just not my day.)

Spent the last two hours just getting everything working again and the script on this honestly sucks, so I just don't feel like working on this anymore.

Still looks decent, though, so I'm uploading it anyways.



Rated 3 / 5 stars

Not a bad job on the lip sync. And the voices weren't that far off either. Move on to some body movement, just pose to pose stuff. What was the problem you ran into?

JoeSimStudios responds:

Well, drawing the characters and shading them took no time at all. The different mouth animations could have been done better, but really, with this one I just wanted to have the characters moving. I drew every possible hand frame, a walking animation for the legs, and so forth.

The problem was I put the audio both on the main timeline that had the bodies as a whole, and the timeline for the heads. When I started making the arms move around, the audio stopped matching up and the mouth movements would come like, 25-35 frames earlier or late.

I'm sure it's painfully obvious what I did wrong, but as a beginner in all this, I just can't seem to see it. Like playing Portal and not seeing that one tiny portal surface all the way over the acid pit that was there the whole time.

So I spent god knows how long trying to move the mouth frames around so that they matched up and when it still wasn't looking right, I deleted all the movement from the arms, which just seemed to screw it up again.

That's the only real problem with learning anything from YouTube like I've been doing for the last year. If you have a question there's no one there to immediately get an answer from. I could Google the problem and hope I get lucky with a return from some forum, or I could leave a question in the comments of the video tutorials, but it's hard to get solutions to problems in a timely manner. Especially with something as intricate as the Adobe products.

Hell, I have a problem that just started happening in Photoshop where my line art looks terrible on the canvas but if I preview/save it, it looks fine., I sure talk a lot.