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3D Equalizer Music Video


Metin Seven created this video tribute to Depeche Mode's Interlude No. 5.

Metin writes:

I wanted to experiment with audio-driven animation, and used the Bake Sound To F-Curves option that's available in the Graph Editor.

I divided the audio waveform in eight frequency ranges from low to high, and assigned each frequency range to a pedal's upward position. Then I used the Envelope F-Curve modifier to amplify or flatten some of the resulting F-Curves.

Rigid Body physics were used to make the balls react to the motion of the pedals. I split the colors of the balls so their rotation became visible. Materials, lighting and rendering were executed using Cycles.

The final video with added end credits was created using Blender's Video Sequence Editor. It keeps amazing me how versatile Blender is.

Kudos to all Blender developers, and don't forget to donate!


About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


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