Chapter 30: Sound and Lip-sync

With Studio, you can import soundtracks and dialogue into your animation to make it more engaging and entertaining. Studio has many sound editing features to help you work with soundtracks and dialogue.

Studio can automatically analyze voice tracks to determine which of the eight animation phonemes (mouth shapes) is optimal for each frame of the sound. You can then easily draw mouth shapes for your character following the useful mouth chart that the software automatically generates. Furthermore, Studio can also automatically apply drawings of mouth shapes to each frame of your animation based on the mouth chart.

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

Accessing the Sound and Lip-sync Tools
Importing a Sound File
Sound Display
Sound Playback
Sound Scrubbing in the Timeline View
Editing a Sound File
Adding an Empty Sound Layer