Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with audio, part of Character Animation: Maya.
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Now let's go ahead and focus on animating the mouth and animating dialog.…Now dialog is probably one of the most important things in character animation…because it allows your character to talk.…Now before we actually start animating dialog, we need to understand a few…things about how to set up a character for dialog.…Now, the first thing we need to do is import a soundtrack.…Maya does allow you to have multiple soundtracks in a scene.…Let me show you how to do that.…We're going to go ahead and go File > Import.…
Now, in this project that I have--we're in Chap07--there should be a standard…directory called sound, and this is really where you should be storing your…sounds in Maya, and I've got a couple of audio files in there.…The one we are going to play with initially is called Vowels.wav.…So I'm going to select that and hit Import.…Now, when we do that, you can see that a waveform shows up on the timeline.…Now I know that this waveform is longer than our maximum length here, which is 48 frame.…
Prerequisite courses: Maya 2011 Essential Training.
- Using screen-drawing tools for Windows and Mac
- Quickly posing characters with custom MEL scripts and layers
- Understanding forces and their role in creating lifelike animation
- Sequencing and timing pose-to-pose animation
- Fine-tuning transitions
- Animating a character's gait and run
- Crafting realistic facial expressions
- Syncing speech to animated dialogue