Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Mograph Techniques: Animating to Music.
If you are a premium member of the lynda.com library you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. Once downloaded you should see an exercise files folder on your computer. Let's open the exercise files, you can see we have four different folders and a footage folder. In this course you'll find After Effects projects as well as Cinema 4D projects. Now most of the project files will start with the chapter number, and then another number which corresponds to the video.
In chapter three I have two different projects I'll be referencing for the second video in that chapter so just be aware most of the time there'll only be on project file. Now in certain instances there may not be a project file. For example, chapter one, video one. For those, I'll just be talking about overarching concepts or starting from scratch. Now the footage folder is kind of important. Anytime you move your exercise files around to different drives. You want to make sure to copy the entire exercise files folder.
That way, any project files that might be referencing any footage from our footage folder won't lose the link to that footage. If you separate this footage folder from the different exercise files you may have to re-link different files. If you don't have access to the exercise files you can follow along from scratch or with your own assets. So let's get started.
- Analyzing the music for inspiration
- Adding markers
- Animating graphics with Sound Keys
- Using music to drive particle animation
- Generating animated colors
- Editing to music
- Driving 3D graphics with sound
- Rigging a mograph build
- Building scene transitions