Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Timing to audio, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
I finished placing markers in time with my music, and let me show you what I have done here.…I've gone ahead and marked the major, big beats in the music, which tend to happen…periodically throughout the music track. But I also made less important markers,…ones without text, for other beats I found interesting in soundtrack.…I've also noted when the panpipe starts and where it goes to a second phrase,…because those may indeed trigger events as well. This might be a good time to have…something change in the text.…I am going to preview and go ahead and listen and watch the time marker to see…what I have marked on this track. (music playing)…I might go ahead and mark this one additional phrase in this flute here, that…little lilting note. I am going to go ahead and hold down Option or Alt,…press the Asterisk key and type 'lilt', just to remind myself of what was going on there.…
Now let's start playing around with the keyframes for our text animation to try…to make it line up better with the music.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We have added four new movies to the end of Chapter 8, "Working With Audio." All four of these movies (Spotting dialog, Timing dialog to music, Mixing audio, and Refinements) apply to all versions covered by the course. In addition, there are new sets of exercise files designed for After Effects CS5.5 and After Effects CS6 and a companion movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.
After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parentingwith Chris Meyer1h 40m Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposingwith Chris Meyer2h 24m Intermediate
1. Creating Type
2. Animating Type
3. Cascading Type
4. Animating by Words
5. Flowing Text
Animated tracking5m 46s
6. Per-Character 3D
7. The Wiggly Selector (and More)
8. Working With Audio
9. Using Text Presets
11. Typesetting Tips
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