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Nick Hill
Is there a "trigger sfx from markers / keyframes" plugin for AE CS4+?
on Sep 4, 2010 at 1:59:04 pm

I'm potentially going to be involved in a project where we'll be using a lot of sound effects which need to be synced to events like layers spinning round or appearing, text typing on screen, etc. Rather than add them individually, it'd be great to have a plugin where you can add each sfx layer once, then trigger them depending on numbered markers or something. Does such a plugin exist?



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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Is there a "trigger sfx from markers / keyframes" plugin for AE CS4+?
on Sep 4, 2010 at 7:58:07 pm

Trapcode Sound Keys
or
Convert audio to keyframes:
http://livedocs.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/8.0/help.html?content=WS387852...
http://library.creativecow.net/articles/ebberts_dan/ae6_exp.php

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior Compositor/VFX Artist
Bucharest, Romania


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Is there a "trigger sfx from markers / keyframes" plugin for AE CS4+?
on Sep 5, 2010 at 5:28:09 pm

Maybe it's the sound effects I use, but I've never had 100% success with a sound effect synced to a an AE animation. I always end up sliding them around or tweaking them in my NLE after the fact to get them just right. So I don't render sound effects any more. In fact, I can't tell you the last time I rendered audio in AE... and I work with lip-sync audio all the time.

I hope you have better luck than I did, but I'm not holding my breath.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Chris Wright
Re: Is there a "trigger sfx from markers / keyframes" plugin for AE CS4+?
on Sep 5, 2010 at 10:38:14 pm

Dan, in the expressions forum, has lots of free expressions of markers and audio keyframes triggering stuff. you can simply put that into a script to add the audio tracks in. if it's too tricky for you, you can hire people to write custom scripts which would be cheaper than buying a plugin, if one existed, anyway.

http://technicolorsoftware.hostzi.com/


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Nick Hill
Re: Is there a "trigger sfx from markers / keyframes" plugin for AE CS4+?
on Sep 8, 2010 at 3:34:31 pm

Thanks all. I don't think converting audio to keyframes will do what I want (I need the marker to fire off the sfx, not the other way round) but I'll have a look at Soundkeys :)



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