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The Workmanlike Approach - This is the first of 2 After Effects tutorials which do the same thing but with slightly different methods. This version is the both slightly simpler and quicker method, and is ideal if you are only controlling a couple of items with your audio. Version 2 shows how to keep all the controllers on a single layer and is better suited for more complex projects with many layers, which need good organisation. You will probably find it useful to watch this tutorial first if you are not experienced in using audio and expressions.



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Re: Using Audio To Control Effects Part 1: The Workman Approach
by Bevis Lowry
Hi Andrew
Thanks for the great tutorial.
I have a question, if you will. How could I control color using audio in a similar way. I'm quite new to scripts. I tried linking the color in the way you showed for the glow attributes, but it didn't work how I'd like. I'm looking to have the color go through some kind of spectrum, like it's red when the sound is loud, blue when it's low and purple in between, something like that. Could you help out?
Thanks a lot :)
Bevis
Re: Using Audio To Control Effects Part 1: The Workman Approach
by Camille Katz
Hi Andrew,

This is soooo cool! Just what i need for my music vids!
Thank you!!!

Only one problem. I followed all your instructions yet somehow the naughty program doesn't want to do as it's supposed to! (mom suggested smacking its bottom but i don't think that would help lol)
it worked with the glow but not with the stroke or fill of my star. i did it all right (i think) with the expression code and the pikwiks. when i say linear(value,15,20,0,4) for the stroke for instance it just disappears completely!
Same with the fill.
Then when i say (value, 15,20,1,4) then it just shows the stroke of 1px. although my music does go up sometimes to even over level 30.
Do you have any suggestions why this happens?

Thanks a lot,
Camille
@Camille Katz
by Andrew Devis
Not sure because I don't know your music, but try reducing the first 15 to a lower figure? What you are saying is when the first figure is hit then the stroke must be 0, so if you lower that figure then 0 will happen less if your music is mainly over the lower figure ...

Hope that helps
Andrew

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@Andrew Devi
by Camille Katz
Thanks Andrew! i'm not sure what i did wrong quite... i was rather tierd. but it worked in the end. :)
Re: Using Audio To Control Effects - 1
by Alexis Gutiérrez Cotero
Great job men, also i suggest you to look at http://www.motionscript.com , it´s a really nice web page when you can found a lot of expressions.
Re: Tutorial: Using Audio To Control Effects - 1
by Todd Kopriva
Here's what I have to say about these tutorials:
http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/10/tutorials-on-using-linear-expres...

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Re: Using Audio To Control Effects - 1
by Michael De Greasley
Very interesting - Being new to AE, I have found these tutorials invaluable. Cheers

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