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Old 15-01-2004, 08:15 PM   #1
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I am making the title sequence of Star Trek:TNG, and I am having trouble inserting the theme music.

I went to import, in the file menu, it comes up with "result:1" at the bottom but it doesn't seem to work.

What am I doing wrong?
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Old 15-01-2004, 10:53 PM   #2
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while i don't know the answer to your question (sorry!) I think it would be much easier to just do it in post, not having to struggle with maya's own (in)abilities
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Maya's audio support is rudimentary at best, but here are the steps for adding audio:

1) Use File -> Import to import one or more audio files.

2) Right-click on the timeline. You'll see, about halfway down the menu that appears, a "Sound" submenu.

3) Pick the sound you want to use from the Sound submenu. If you like, you can use the option box for the sound you pick to set an "offset," which is on what frame number the frame starts. Default is 0.

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yes best to do it in post.. its rudimentary becouse its ment to help lip sync.
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yes the sound in maya is mainly just for people making lip-sync and similar things... so I too reccomend to do it in post (if you have the software).
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Thanks for the advice.

The thing is, when I try to import the sound, the options from the timeline, under sounds, says "No sounds available" and the output window reads "Audio File Library error 50: AFopenfile:".

What software would I need to add it afterwards?

While I'm here I have another problem. I would I produce the cloudy effect around the sun at the start of the ST:TNG titles?
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really any post software is capable of doing it.

Here are the free ones that I am aware of:
Avid Free DV - http://www.avid.com/freedv/
Zwei-Stein Editor - http://www.thugsatbay.com/software/zweistein/
Windows Movie Maker - comes pre-installed on XP http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/m...oviemaker2.asp only downside of this is it can only save in wmv format i think

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stephen, for the sun afect you might want to take a stab at a sphere valume shape with light inside it.
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