Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding audio, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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Importing audio files into After Effects is very similar to importing video files.…As a matter of fact, quite often audio is embedded alongside the video when you…import a video file.…If it's an audio-only file, After Effects takes the most common formats like .wav,….aif, and .mp3. Just select them and import them.…The one thing to be careful though, is make sure you have the rights to use any…music or sound effects that you bring into After Effects.…Whenever you combine audio--music--with graphics, you need a special license, known…as a synchronization license, to put the two together.…
So you can't just rip your audio CDs or download a track from iTunes; …you need to make sure you are using stock music that's already been rights-…cleared, or work with a local musician or band to compose some original music for you.…There are also lots of great programs like Ableton Live, GarageBand, Sony ACID,…et cetera, to make it easier for you to create your soundtracks.…But once you have imported it, now let's play around with how you use it inside a…
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- The core text animation recipes
- Animating text along a path
- Working with text animation presets
- Timing animation to audio
- Per-character 3D type
- Rendering with an alpha channel
- Making Photoshop type editable in After Effects
- Professional typesetting tips