Adding a Sound Track to
When you insert a sound file, you can view the track
for the sound, which looks like a series of vertical lines of different
heights packed together. This represents the sound. The higher the
vertical lines, the louder the sound. The duration of the sound is
represented by the horizontal length of the sound track. When you insert
a sound file, it may play over a longer time than the number of frames
in your animation. When this happens, the sound file is truncated to the
length of the animation.
Wave sound files do not have any timing information,
so you must use your own judgment in adjusting the placement of the
To add a sound file to your animation, you use the
Track View dialog box.
1. Right-click the Camera view port name to open the
View port dialog box.
2. Choose Swap Layouts to change the Top and Front view ports to Track
3. Click the word Sound near the top of the Hierarchy list to highlight
4. Right click on the highlighted word and choose Properties from the
Track Options dialog box. The Sound Options dialog box opens.
5. Click the Choose Sound button. This lets you
choose a sound file from your computer system.
6. Choose the sound file, which may be a .wav or the sound portion of an
.avi file. This allocates the sound to the Sound track in the Track View
7. OK the Sound Options dialog box.
8. Click the + sign in the small circle on the left of the green cone in
the sound track line. The sound file shows in the Wave Form track.
The Track View display replaces the Top and Front
viewports. If you cannot see all of the sound file in this view, you can
open an independent, re-sizable Track View by choosing Track View from
the Edit pull-down menu.
Click and drag the white box at the left end of the
black line at the top of the Track View to determine the relative
position of the sound track. The two white boxes show the start and the
end of the sound. You cannot adjust the sound itself, but you can
determine when it begins to play.
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