Vyond Video in Storyline

I have an Articulate Storyline course with animated video scenarios I created in Vyond/GoAnimate. When I test this through Articulate Review using Internet Explorer the videos look gritty. They look fine when I use Chrome but Internet Explorer is the default browser at my company.

Do you have any advice on how to make these videos look clearer? 

Thank you!

19 Replies
Tania Thomas

Hello,  has anyone had any luck with editing the custom characters in Vyond, or adding assets such as logos or different hats to existing characters where the 'grouping' works? I have just been quoted 100,000-250,000 to create a custom miner character! haha soooo beyond budget. What have others done to create custom characters or assets that work well? Thank you, Tania

Gerry Wasiluk

You can create something IF  you subscribe to the pricier Professional Level, :(  which I had to do to get the font import feature (all those "pesky" clients and their corporate font requirements :) ).

Even then, I don't think you can add your own clothing or props when you build a character.  I can't see a way to do that yet.  You may be stuck with what they give you.  And, depending on the style you choose (Contemporary, Business Friendly, of Whiteboard Animation), the options may differ.  The closest I could get just now to a miner was using the Contemporary style and here's what I got.  Looks more like a safety engineer.  :)

And if you choose to animate a character, the props you add or import don't move. At least I couldn't figure it out.

$100-250K for a custom character?  Whew . . . 

Gerry Wasiluk
Phil Mayor

I have a course I released last week that has Ken burns effects on the intro slides using after effects to create them

Insert jealousy face . . . :(  My brother keeps encouraging me to learn After Effects.  Right now, I just don't want to learn one more "new thing."  Old dog syndrome.  ;)

I suppose I can do that with Vyond also for SL360.  I'd just prefer something "native" here and possibly not video-based, if possible. :)

Tania Thomas

All good haha I feel like I am missing out on something exciting? feel free to share the burn!

Vyond let me know this is coming this week (but couldn't tell me if it includes a headtorch or any miner specific props/outfits)…

  • Business Friendly - More industrial templates and backgrounds: 6 templates, 7 props, 4 backdrops
  • Business Friendly - Industrial outfits: 17 CC items

 

Gerry Wasiluk
Tania Thomas

All good haha I feel like I am missing out on something exciting? feel free to share the burn!

Vyond let me know this is coming this week (but couldn't tell me if it includes a headtorch or any miner specific props/outfits)…

  • Business Friendly - More industrial templates and backgrounds: 6 templates, 7 props, 4 backdrops
  • Business Friendly - Industrial outfits: 17 CC items

 

Good to know.  I'll watch for it.

I also subscribe to VideoScribe and Powtoon but Vyond seems more aggressive than the other two in constantly adding new things.  If I had to pick one of those, I'd probably go with Vyond.

I also like their more traditional timeline. :)

Gerry Wasiluk
Tania Thomas

Thanks heaps for trying - I have the business friendly subscription only. Is that hat with the torch already available? or an asset you added, or an item you grouped?

Yeah I am still mind blown by the quote.

The hat was available but I added a circle prop for the torchlight.

 

Yeah, that quote was a little . . .

Gerry Wasiluk
Tania Thomas

All good haha I feel like I am missing out on something exciting? feel free to share the burn!

Vyond let me know this is coming this week (but couldn't tell me if it includes a headtorch or any miner specific props/outfits)…

  • Business Friendly - More industrial templates and backgrounds: 6 templates, 7 props, 4 backdrops
  • Business Friendly - Industrial outfits: 17 CC items

 

Hi, Tania!

Looks like Vyond's update finally came out today.

Did a really quick look at things. Not seeing any miner's hats yet when creating a character or with the stock character designs. :(   Bunch of hard hats but none with a torch yet.