There are several ways to synchronize the movements of your animated props to audio. Two of the more popular ways are MIDI control and audio control. It’s not always obvious which method is best, so I’ll go over a few of the pros and cons of each.
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If you have any kind of MIDI-controlled prop you should check out this video. It shows you how to create an animation sequence for your prop. The video uses a skull and Reaper software, but you could apply the technique to any MIDI prop.
Vile Things has an article that gives some good information on basic prop control, as well as details on how they built a controller based on a Keybanger and some relays.
Gemmy Animated Scary Skulls are great for hacking. Their jaws move, their eyes light up (and even move on some models), and best of all they’re cheap. Right out of the box they’re not so impressive though. You trip the motion sensor and garbled noise comes out of the tiny speaker for a few seconds. [...]
This article explains some of the basics of pneumatics and goes on to show you how to build a grave popper. [Read Article]