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Blender Tool

by Dave Jarvis
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Blender Version: 2.43

Audio Analysis

The Audio Analysis tool converts an audio signal's strength into an Ipo Curve. This allows items in Blender to change their properties, synchronised to a sound file.


Audio Analysis v1.1.0


Instructions are written for UNIX users. Windows users will have to limp along.

  1. Unpack the archive to a known location:
    su -
    cd /usr/local/src
    unzip audio-analysis-1.1.0.zip
  2. Copy the files into Blender's scripts directory. The location will vary, depending on where Blender is installed. For example, if Blender is installed in /opt/blender then do the following, as root:
    cd audio-analysis-1.1.0
    cp *.py /opt/blender/.blender/scripts
    MacOS users, copy the files into the following directory:
  3. Restart Blender.

Audio Analysis is now installed.


Running the script (Script » Misc » Audio Analysis) causes the following buttons to appear:

Audio Analysis Buttons

As well, the following canvas appears next to the buttons:

Audio Analysis Canvas

The widgets and buttons have the following behaviours:


For more information on how to use the tool, read the Thunder and Lightning tutorial.

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