(Part Five) Adding sound to your animation




Compatible with Clip Studio Paint Ver. 3.0


Let’s create an animation using Clip Studio Paint’s animation feature!

This animation practice tutorial is aimed at people creating their first animation.


Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four


In this tutorial, we will add audio to the fish animation we created in Part Three.

Functions you will learn about: How to play audio when manipulating audio tracks, clips, or moving frames (audio scrub).


Let's add sound effects that match the character's movements.


1. Import audio file

Open the Clip data of the animation created in part three.

In the File menu select Import > Audio, import any audio file, and add an audio track to the Timeline palette.

An audio track is created on the timeline to which you can add audio.

Audio files that can be read are 8-bit or 16-bit uncompressed wav format, MP3 format, and Ogg format. Note that audio files cannot be imported if the timeline is disabled.

You can also import audio files by dragging them onto the canvas.


2. Adjusting the audio position

Adding an audio file creates a clip on the audio track.

Clips are a unit of content in an animation track.

To select a clip, click above it on the Timeline palette. When you place the mouse cursor over an area where you can select a clip, the shape of the mouse cursor changes to that of a hand.

When clicking on the top bar of a clip, it will turn blue to indicate that it has been selected. To move it left or right, click, hold and then drag it to the desired position.

In this example, we will adjust the audio clip, but other clips can be edited in the same way.

Move the clip to the position where you want the audio to play.

You can import multiple audio files to an audio track.

However, when you want to play multiple audio files, you need to create one audio track for each file.


Audio scrubbing -Ver.3.0 or later-

In Clip Studio Paint Ver.3.0 or later, you can easily edit animation movements and audio by using Audio scrubbing.


If you check Audio scrubbing in the Animation menu, audio will be played as the frames move.



Click [Play/Stop] on the [Timeline] palette to play your moving animation.

With this, your animation with audio that accompanies the movements has been completed!

In the File menu, select Export Animation > Movie to export as MP4 format (extension: mp4).

In addition to MP4 format, you can also export as AVI format (extension: avi) on Windows and QuickTime format (extension: mov) on macOS.


This is the end of the animation training course.


To learn more about animation features:

If you want to learn more about Clip Studio Paint’s animation features, please look at the tutorials below.

For detailed information, please refer to the User Guide here.



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