Animating text to music in After Effects 6

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Luis ORTEGA, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. Luis ORTEGA

    Luis ORTEGA Guest

    I have been watching a dvd demo on AE 6 and it showed an feature where a
    line of text had been animated so that the individual letters would grow big
    and small in a sort of random order but in synch to a music track.
    The demo mentions something called pick whip expressions to link the sound
    beats to the text movements.
    What I dont get is:
    how do you get the individual letters to change? must each letter be on a
    separate text layer? this seems very tedious so I assume that there's
    another way. I sort of understand how to apply the music to the animated
    letters but this first step on chanhing individual letters in a text line is
    confounding me.
    and are there any tutorials that I could find to learn a few of these
    interesting effects?
    thanks for any advice.
    Luis ORTEGA, Apr 26, 2004
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  2. Luis ORTEGA

    nappy Guest

    As far as I know, when you pick experessions and connect parameteres to
    expression output you are doing it to the layer. You may have to have a
    layer for each letter.

    You can use the audio as a source for an effect parameter. It is sometimes
    better to prefilter the audio so you only have the actual beats.
    nappy, Apr 26, 2004
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