Create a Whiteboard Animation

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Whiteboard animation has become popular nowadays, and a lot of people have been amazed amazed because by the the mind blowing doodle art animation that lets people hand-draw illustrations to the storyboard. It allows you to create and draw objects of your choice using the SVGs file. Usually, the whiteboard animation can be seen on Fiverr.com, and at times, the seller offered it for $5 for a limited time of 30 seconds. Whiteboard animation can be used for the video intro for your website, where you represent yourself by detailing your skills or highlighting your portfolio, and for promoting your products. Therefore, a lot of people want to learn how to create a whiteboard animation, which can also be a fun hobby, besides its useful business purposes. In this tutorial, you can learn how to create a whiteboard animation in a simple way. You can actually do this without any background or skills in video production. The following instructions are for use with the Sparkol Videoscribe Animation Software, but keep in mind that this software is not free. It will cost you, but you will reap its benefits because you can actually sell your videos to your clients.

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Creating a Whiteboard Animation

  1. 1
    Download and Install the Sparkol Whiteboard Software.
    You can get a free seven-day trial at http://www.sparkol.com/home.php. Just fill out the form and you are good to go. Note that there are two versions of Sparkol Videoscribe. You will need the Desktop Pro version and online version. Once your trial expires, you can purchase a monthly subscription for only $25.
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    Familiarize Your Workspace.
    Practice and learn how to use the program. Don't worry, even a child can do a whiteboard animation using this application.
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    Add Text.
    Your first move in doing a whiteboard animation is to add text or an object to your storyboard paper. You can add effects to your text, like drop down shadow and blurriness to make it more natural. Once you have your text, play it back to see if you like it. Just explore the workspace, and in no time, you can master everything in your Sparkol application.
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    Save Your Video.
    There are two ways to your video -- in a PDF file or in a video format file. Follow the screenshots below. You can save it on a high definition display by setting your width and height. If your video has been rendered successfully, you can choose to save it on your computer or upload it on YouTube or Facebook.
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Questions and Answers

How to put effects in sparkol videoScribe?

I want to show a headlight blinking in the video. How to do it

You can use a combination of Adobe After Effects and Video Scribe to create a blinking light. Alternatively, you could also use the timeline on your animation to build turn on and off a light, but having it appear and disappear at a set interval. Just keep in mind that certain intervals of blinking lights can cause people to have seizures.

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How do I become great with whiteboard video?

How do I become great with whiteboard video

To become a great whiteboard video artist, it's important to first make sure you have a basic appreciation of the advertising and marketing spheres, as pertains to whiteboard animation. Many times a minimalist approach is intended, while using subtle techniques, such as slightly up or downturned eyes to imply a particular emotional state. Likewise, the intended audience is important, as certain social or regional events won't have impact if shown to the wrong audience (skiing, to someone in a desert, for example).

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While doing this, you will also want to make sure you are reasonably competent in drawing cartoon style characters. If you aren't, that's OK. Just take time and practice. Like most things, practice makes perfect.

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Of course, don't forget your hands! Since your hands will almost always be in the video, you will want to make sure they look great. If you are worried that they don't look good, then consider a colored glove or something that compliments the animation you are creating.

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How can I get an eBook that teaches how to use whiteboard animation?

How can I get an eBook that teaches how to use whiteboard animation

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I have the full version of Sparkol Videoscribe. I do not quite understand the morphing and the morphing only seem to work when the object moves in or out on the canvas

I have the full version of Sparkol Videoscribe. I do not quite understand the morphing and the morphing only seem to work when the object moves in or out on the canvas.

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