30 Days of After Effects Day 6: Expressions for MIDI-Controlled Animation

Day 6 of the 30 days of After Effects tutorial series, sees the second part to using midi data in After Effects to trigger animation. Part two looks at all the expressions needed to bring it all together, building upon the fundamentals of part 1.

As Joey Korenman states:  “I’ll walk you step-by-dorky-step through the process.”
You’ll need this free AE Script: http://omino.com/pixelblog/2011/12/26/ae-hello-again-midi/comment-page-1/
Here’s a link to some free MIDI files if you want to try this out yourself: http://www.free-midi.org/


School of Motion is back after a long hiatus, and the site is relaunching with a big promotional campaign called 30 Days of After Effects.  The event is sponsored by the Motion Design Department @ The Ringling College of Art & Design.

In addition to releasing a new video every Monday-Friday for the next 6 weeks, School of Motion and Ringling have partnered up to create a contest for visitors to the site.  A user-submitted project will be selected and reviewed by the Motion Design staff, with the review-session being filmed and shared on School of Motion and Ringling social media.  The winner also gets a 30-minute Animation Coaching session with Joey Korenman from School of Motion, and publicity from the contest.