After Effects CC Animating Lip Sync

Lip Sync is a vital part of almost any cartoon, and animating lip sync by hand can be a grueling process. Expressions in After Effects CC provide powerful tools you can use to automate the lip sync process. Software required: After Effects CC.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 7, 2017
Duration
1h 39m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 7, 2017
Duration
1h 39m
Description

Have you ever tried to animate lip sync by hand? In this course, After Effects CC Animating Lip Sync, you'll learn how to use audio to drive the animation of your lip sync. First, you'll learn about expressions and expression controls. Next, you'll explore if/else statements to help open and close the mouth automatically in response to the audio. Finally, you'll dive into interpolation methods and how to remap the audio amplitude to animate the layer properties. By the end of this course, you'll not only know how to build a lip sync rig from scratch in After Effects, but you'll also know how to use audio to drive just about any type of animation you can think of. Software required: After Effects CC.

About the author
About the author

Ryan Cashman is a technical artist, animator, and creative coder with over 12 years of experience in video games, film, and live events. He is the author of Talking Head, Property Effector, and Stereo 3D Toolkit for Adobe After Effects.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Ryan Cashman, and welcome to my course, After Effects CC Animating Lip Sync. I'm a technical artist and animator. I've been fortunate enough in recent years to be able to work on a lot of really cool UI/UX projects for film and video games, but I also write scripts for After Effects, including Talking Head, which an automated lip sync rig. My love for animation started way back in the late '80s and early '90s as a kid watching cartoons. Much of my early work is in the realm of wacky, 2D, character driven cartoons. A great deal of my early years as an animator were spent working on character lip sync for various projects. So why learn lip sync? Well, lip sync is a vital part of almost any cartoon, and animating lip sync by hand can be a grueling process, to put it lightly. Thankfully, expressions in After Effects provide some powerful tools we can use to help automate that process, thus, eliminating the grind and freeing you up to work on the fun stuff, like the rest of your cartoon. Some of the major topics that we're going to be looking at are how to use audio to drive animation. How to use expressions and write controls to manipulate those expressions. We're going to take a look at using If Else statements to help open and close the mouth automatically in response to the audio. We're also going to look at interpolation methods so that we can remap the audio amplitude to better animate other layer properties. So by the end of this course, you'll not only know how to build a lip sync rig from scratch in After Effects, but you'll also know how to use audio to drive just about any type of animation you can think of. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn lip sync with Animating Lip Sync in After Effects CC, at Pluralsight