Audio files can be used in After Effects for animation reference using waveforms and layer markers.
- [Instructor] When animating characters, … you might find the need to animate to an audio track, … be it music or a voice-over. … We'll examine the tools here, … and we'll help you set up your audio … for reference inside of After Effects. … In this example, I've got two audio files … in my project window and here, … let's double click on the first one. … And when we preview, you can hear it's … the voice over for our guitar girl. … - [Guitar Girl] The D cord is for destruction! … - [Instructor] The second file is the guitar strum itself. … And when we preview, we can hear this: … (electric guitar) … Yes! Sweet, crunchy guitar tones I love it. … Inside of our footage window, however, … you note that we're not seeing any wave forms, … audio wave forms. … If you're unfamiliar, audio wave forms are … a visual representation of what the audio's doing. … In order to see those audio wave forms, … let's go ahead and take both of these audio files … and put them into their own comp. … Go ahead and drop this here and we'll say …
- Shape layers and masks
- Track mattes
- Rigging characters
- Using the Puppet tool for rigging
- Adding and adjusting keyframes
- Looping animation
- Animating with motion paths and motion sketch
- Adding cameras for multiplane environments
- Lighting animation
- Rendering animation
Skill Level Beginner
After Effects CC 2019 New Featureswith Mark Christiansen34m 12s Intermediate
1. Working with Layers and Shapes
2. Rigging Character Controls
3. Working with Animation
4. Creating Multiplane Environments
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