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21/01/2016 09:43:10

ritsmer
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1) When animating a rock band playing I sing the lead singers vocal to avoid the lead singer character move its mouth to the music when not singing - but is there a way to mute this me-singing-sound track when directing other characters movements ?
(reason: I sing awfully and do not want to hear my own voice over and over again for the rest of directing this video :- )
As I edit the audio in Sony Vegas afterwards there are no problems as to the resulting video not having my voice - it is just while directing..

2) The characters lipsync seems to be connected to the characters Expressiveness. Now: Any easy way to make the lead singer character have its mouth closed between its singing parts - and still sing with big mouth movements ??
edited by ritsmer on 21/01/2016
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21/01/2016 10:09:35

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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If you cant find volume controls in Muvizu, try rendering with only your voice. Then mute this in a video editor and add the real track.
I'm not at my PC so I can't check if there are volume controls.
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21/01/2016 10:22:38

ritsmer
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Sorry that I did not express myself clearly - but question 1) was: Is it possible to mute a Track on the Timeline AFTER you have used it for directing a dialogue.

What you suggest is what I do - but it would be convenient if one could mute Audio tracks on the Timeline after having used them -
I mean: not muting for the characters lipsync - but just so that I do not hear that track(s) any more while directing the rest of the dialogues for the rest of the characters (who have other audio tracks) :- ))

As to question 2) I already make the audiotrack for singing lipsync at + 12 Db overloaded - but would still like that the lead singer character has bigger mouth movements while holding its mouth shut between singing.
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21/01/2016 10:59:02

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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1 - Yes. Right click on the audio track in the Timeline and Edit - there is a volume slider there.

2 - Direct the Dialogue Talk/Shush to keep his mouth closed between words.
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21/01/2016 13:45:30

ritsmer
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Hmmm.. If I just touch that volume slider then the sound disappears in that track - also the marking in the track showing the loudness - and the only way to get the sound back is to delete the audio - and then prepare audio, re-import, prepare dialogue etc.

Also the shush-button seems to be greyed out while directing, so it can not be pressed as shown in the tutorial.

Unfortunately I started my using of Muvizu with the 1.6 version couple of months ago. It has been a tough time.
Probably I should totally clean my machine of every trace of the 1.6 version and then install the 1.5 version which seems to do so much good for all of you - while the 1.6 version obviously costs more time banging the head against different unexpected walls than actually getting some progress with the editing :- )))
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21/01/2016 14:08:05

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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To undo something, just do Ctrl+z.
The volume slider shouldn't remove the track, just lower the volume.
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21/01/2016 16:06:10

ritsmer
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Yes - what is what I presumed too.

Now the problem was obviously that it did not work so in the new 1.6 Beta version -
But after I then installed the former stable 1.5 version (because of several other "challenges" in the new Beta) it works precisely as expected.
Nice!
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