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11-18-2014, 10:41 PM
What are the best resources in LW for syncing to to audio, lip syncing ect? (plug-ins, tutorials, built in functionality)

Is this the best place to post a question like this? Iím normally on the LScript group.

11-18-2014, 10:53 PM
Papagayo is pretty good for this, I wrote an lscript to import the data files from this into LW.
Magpie Pro
A lot of LWers like this and swear by it:

If you do a search for Lip Sync software, you should get quite a few hits.

11-18-2014, 10:53 PM
For lip sync it's just a matter of scrubbing the audio and animating to the proper mouth shapes. I used to use the program magpie pro to generate morph animation from audio.

You can attach an audio file to a channel so the audio can drive the channel. So for example you could have the scale of an object react to the audio.

Do you have a specific audio sync scenario?

11-19-2014, 05:30 AM
2D animation / Manga / Stop Motion Style
Papagayo - Free
CrazyTalk - $100
Magpie Pro - $250

read more > http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?126702-Lip-Sync-software

not sure how the 3 above compare, but you can also use TAFA for 2D animation,
more advanced, more control


for Pixar alike animations and realism i'd use TAFA
TAFA can also be very good using only a few morphs, this animation is using only 3 morphs >


again, this above is only using 3 morphs, with more morphs & tweaking you get better realism

more info >


3rdPowers Cage Deformer
for small fixes / mouth tweaks you can also use 3rdPowers Cage Deformer >


listen to Dodgy / Ernest / Greenlaw / Megalodon
they're the experts on this area :)

11-20-2014, 02:01 PM
I really like TAFA. It's easy to use and you can get really good results fast. Much easier than Papagayo, which I tried and just didn't get good results with (that was several years ago - not sure what it is like today though)

11-20-2014, 09:11 PM
I think with Tafa, you can control the mix of morphs much more than with Pap, so it's going to be better. Does it do a dictionary auto match? Or does it all have to be done by hand?