No matter what kind of animation you do sooner
or later you're going to have to break down the dialog into syllables and
figure out the correct position of the lips and tongue to so the images will
match the sound. FlipBook makes this easy.
animators like to write the alphabet letters into the frames where
they belong so they'll know which
mouth drawing to use in each frame.
Others use a standard set of mouth drawings and position then in
the xsheet so they can see the lips move in sync with the dialog as
the scene plays.
Either way, FlipBook makes it easy.
scrubbing through the scene to find the first word you want to
breakdown. Then use the cursor keys to step back and forth
through the frames and syllables. As you determine which sound goes into
which frame you can either write the letter in
the image window so that it shows up in the xsheet like you see
to the left or just highlight a square in the xsheet and press an
alphabet key on your keyboard to insert one of FlipBook's standard
mouth drawings into that frame like you see on the right.
You can also drag any mouth drawing up or down to fine tune the
timing while the scene is playing by holding
down the Alt Key while you drag the thumbnail.