Sync Motion Typography to Audio

So you want to make some motion typography? Maybe some lyric videos? How about some fancy moving word show? Well you are in luck because it all starts right here with how to sync up animations to audio. Be it spoken word, musics, or the soft sweet sounds of two cats doing greasy adult activities to each other behind your house you’ll be syncing up things to that audio in no time.

The shortcuts mentioned are:
the “.” on the number pad – preview just audio
the “0” on the number pad – RAM preview
the “space bar” – preview without audio (and therefore not helpful)
the “command(MAC)” or “ctrl(PC)” + drag through timeline – scrub through with live audio (Very important and used often)

I hope you enjoy this presentation of a semi intoxicated motion graphics man talking at his computer.

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  • Luke

    08.03.2014 at 01:45 Reply

    Hi Evan,
    love your work. I’m very new at the whole after effects thing, so struggling to work out ways to get my ideas out, but enjoying the experimenting. I really like some of the effects you’ve got going on in the “Sync Motion Typography” tute – would it be possible to get the project file so I can get some clues about how you’ve done them ?

    Many thanks


  • EAbrams

    08.03.2014 at 13:18 Reply

    Hey Luke. Sadly this was made before I started saving and offering the project files for download. It has been lost to the ages tragically.

  • Gerald

    02.06.2014 at 17:23 Reply

    Found your site from YouTube. I would highly recommend a search box to make navigating easy. Love the tuts.

  • Gerald

    02.06.2014 at 17:25 Reply

    can you share the demo audio? so we can follow along. 🙂

  • How to Sync Motion Typography to Audio | Computer FiveComputer Five

    26.06.2014 at 23:56 Reply

    […] This Article will show you how to create this using After effects. It was originally created by EC Abrams. You can also view it on his website. I have decided to add the audio so that you can follow […]

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