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After Effects CC Animating Lip Sync

by Ryan Cashman

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.

What you'll learn

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

Ryan Cashman is a technical artist, animator, and creative coder with over 12 years of experience in video games, film, and live events. He started out as an animator, but over the years it became necessary to learn how to write scripts and code to meet project demands. He has since become passionate about spreading the love of coding to creative minds everywhere. He is the author of Talking Head, Property Effector, and Stereo 3D Toolkit for Adobe After Effects. Recent projects include Tota... more

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