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cayd
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.

Dodgy
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.
http://www.lostmarble.com/papagayo/
There's
www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/
Magpie Pro
www.thirdwishsoftware.com/magpiepro.html
A lot of LWers like this and swear by it:
http://ta-animation.com/FA/

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

ernpchan
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?

erikals
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

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TAFA
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 >


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXlI_6RYSy4

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

more info >
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?131443-TAFA-using-only-3-mouth-morphs&p=1279159#post1279159

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3rdPowers Cage Deformer
for small fixes / mouth tweaks you can also use 3rdPowers Cage Deformer >
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzUHuSKYv4

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

snsmoore
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)

Dodgy
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?