QUESTION: What is the best way to make SVG images that draw properly in VideoScribe? ANSWER: I believe the tips below will help you get the best results with the fewest problems (such as improperly drawn images, visual glitches, interface and timeline problems, slow downs, freezing, crashing or failure to save, load, or render). Some terms or phrasing used in this thread may be slightly different among various versions of inkscape or illustrator.
TIP 0) If you want the simplest method for making SVG images for VideoScribe, here it is:
- Use inkscape or Illustrator. If you use other programs you will probably have unexpected results.
- Use the pen tool or the pencil tool to create BASIC stroked paths with no styles, no masks, no paintbrush tool, no calligraphy pen, no effects of any kind.
- If you use the pen tool, please click&drag when you create each point (instead of just clicking) so that the control handles for each point will be extended and the paths will draw more smoothly.
- Delete any extra layers or other parts that will not be drawn (instead of just hiding them) before you save your SVG for videoscribe.
- If you use a version of inkscape or Illustrator created after 2012, see TIP 7 later in this thread for information about the best save settings to prevent glitches.
- Use "SAVE AS... SVG". Don't "Export for web".
That's all you really need to know if you want to keep it simple!
(Continue reading for more complex techniques) -Mike (videoscribe user)
Hello VideoScribers! A little reveal about a new feature dropping soon in v3.4 of VideoScribe. We are making templates of various styles, designs and on a range of subjects. They will be aimed at different levels of VideoScribe technical ability and showcase a whole host of techniques to make a great video. So it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned pro there will be something that will interest you. We will be building on the initial template set and, as always, we value your input. Please let us know what templates would be useful to you and we'll see what our creative team can do. We look forward to hearing from you. Barry Support Manager @ Sparkol
It's been a few months since we added our last batch of new images so we thought we would open a post for people to add their ideas for images they would like to see. Let us know and we'll do our best to include them in the next time we include images in a VideoScribe release.
Unsupported VideoScribe versions are being retired
We've stopped supporting the below VideoScribe versions and will disable them in due course, meaning they will no longer work. We will be approaching this in the following stages and emailing customers still using these older versions in advance of each stage: v2.0.0 through v2.1.2 are scheduled to be disabled on the 7th October v2.2.0 through v2.3.4 are scheduled to be disabled on the 14th October v2.3.5 and v2.3.6 are scheduled to be disabled on the 21st October To continue using VideoScribe, you simply need to upgrade to the latest version of VideoScribe via www.videoscribe.co/download. This is to allow us to focus on developing new functionality and ensure you have the best possible experience making captivating videos. By updating the application, you’ll also get access to all the latest features including: Customizable video templates Publishing your videos straight to Vimeo Changing the color of our library images Enhanced video timeline to edit faster Higher resolution displays Any change to this schedule as we proceed will be posted in the comments of this forum post