Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Spotting hit points, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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One of the tricks to effectively using audio in your After Effects animation is…to make sure that the audio is actually appropriate to your animation.…Like this is a very fun animation of these penguins dancing around, but the music…is more of like a cool jazz sort of thing.…Let's see how they work together.…Press 0 to RAM preview. (music playing)…Maybe, but I'm not convinced.…
Let's try another audio track.…I go down to my Sources folder, and I am going to bring in a track…called Playhouse.aif.…That's another format After Effects accepts.…I will drag it in here.…I'll turn off the speaker, or the audio mute for my other audio track.…Put them close together so I can keep an eye on them.…Now let's try the Playhouse track. Go to RAM preview. (music playing)…Yeah! That's a funner piece of music.…
I think that has more of the vibe of the penguins.…I am going to use that one instead and delete the CoolGroove music.…Ideally, I want to line up parts of the video or the animation to my soundtrack.…I need to study the audio track and mark important parts in it that I might…
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- 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