For someone new to the world of animation, especially real-time animation, the industry and what’s available can appear downright bewildering. There are a great many solutions it seems, starting with Autodesk’s wonderful, but pricey solutions, to free and shareware solutions. There are of course the most well-known and perhaps also the most popular solutions such as Autodesk’s solutions, Kinemac for the Mac and Reallusion’s iClone4. But there are plenty of other options as well.
Using only the tools available in After Effects, you will learn how to create a audio reactive seismograph. Also you will learn to sync it to rhythm of music using a free After Effects preset. There are lots of ways to do this, some requiring lot of scripting. This is the one of the easiest way to do it in After Effects without any third-party plug-ins. But we would like suggest you to use 3D software, if you have one to do such complex motion graphics. It will give you more control and you will finish it much faster than creating it in After Effects. But for now let us start with After Effects.