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Colin O'Donnell
audio mesh mapped to person or object
on Jan 5, 2013 at 5:11:41 pm

Hello all, this is my first post and I am still quite green on the terminology so be gentle.

I saw this effect used at London Olympics opening and Peter Gabriel New Blood Orchestra tour and am wondering how to do it.

It is a mesh that reacts to audio, like this:

but is mapped to a specific object or person like this:

Cant find a New Blood Orchestra video, they did it much better.

SO... How would you go about that?

Thank you all in advance, pretty much every answer I have needed on AE I've found here and this is probably around the forum as well but am unsure what the correct name for it would be.

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: audio mesh mapped to person or object
on Jan 5, 2013 at 8:57:09 pm

You should be able to do what you want once you've digested the following COW tutorial from Eran Stern -


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Colin O'Donnell
Re: audio mesh mapped to person or object
on Jan 9, 2013 at 11:53:26 am

Sorry for the belated thank you, I have been bogged down in other stuff, making me captain rapid response.

I have not tried that tutorial yet but from looking at it I believe you have found my solution.

many thanks

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