I'm not that experienced with movie editing but I would probably add sound in a extern program like after effects. And Mayas AVI files are not perfect, make it into images like TGA for example then use another program to make the movie, I find it easier to control the fps this way to.
but am i alone in thinking its totally lame to have to add audio in an external program after forking out so much for Maya? There must be something I'm missing. I mean lip synching is going to be a nightmare.
As for the sound. (Assuming its all synched with what you need in maya).
You dont even need a complicated program like After Effects (unless of course you're good with AE). Just download any program. I have Ulead video editor AND after effects, and i STILL use Ulead if its just for sound,...purely because its so quick and simple.
step 2) Use video mach, import your Targa files. (like i said very easy...follow Mike). When completed you will have a smooth video in either avi or mpeg.
Step 3) With ULead or any video editing program,..import both your sound AND your newly rendered video into it, and create a video file or render it out in that program or do whatever it requires to output the final version (vid and sound)
hope this helps
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Hi all I may be missing something very obvious but when i import sound to the timeline i can see the waveform but theres no sound when i playback, ive tried rendering it to an avi and playblasting it, but theres nothing there, its wav format so it should work any ideas?
P.S. I'm not ignoring the above advice but the reason i want to import the audio to maya is because I need to lip synch and it will be 100 times easier doing it in the program.