Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Timing dialogue to music, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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Now that I have the dialogue spotted, I'm going to spot the music and do a real rough cut …to align the dialogue to the music. …If you feel you already have enough practice spotting music you can jump to the end of …this movie and just see the little rough cut that I do to put the two together. …With the soundtrack selected I'll type LL to reveal its waveform, and make sure its audio …switch is on, or otherwise I won't see it, and drag its line underneath it in the Timeline …panel to make that waveform taller. …Press Home to the back to the start of the composition and press a decimal point key …again to preview the soundtrack.…
(music playing) …Okay, there seems to be a few sections of this music, sort of an introduction before …there's any rhythm. …(music playing) …So with the layer selected, Option+* or Alt+* and I am going to type intro here at the very start.…
Drag my time indicator, zoom in a little bit to make sure I've got the right place and …type hit, because that's the first drum hit before we get into the rhythm. …
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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