Lip Sync in After Effects: How to Build a Mouth Rig for 2D Animation

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to take mouth shapes drawn in Photoshop and bring them to After Effects to be used for 2D lip sync animation.
This is not a complicated tutorial but you should have a basic understanding of how after effects works.

If you want to learn more about how to do character animation in After Effects, check out our After Effects Animation course.

The expression used in this tutorial for copy-pasting:

a=thisComp.layer(“mouthCtrl”).effect(“Slider Control”)(“Slider”)


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