Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Timing to audio, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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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 videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- 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