I have created SVG's using the pencil tool in Illustrator. When I import them to VideoScribe the points where the lines intersect appears before that section is drawn. Is there any way to avoid this? I have attached a screenshot so you can see what I mean.
I'm only using the trial version so this may be a limitation.
Matthew, Has there been any progress on this issue? I'm still getting this behavior with VideoScribe 2.2.2 (and Illustrator CC 2014 and 2015). This is a pretty significant problem for me. I'd be happy to work with a beta if there's a beta that fixes the problem.
This appears to be an issue with the settings you are using in the SVG, not the version of Illustrator being used. I have had one of our technical team look at the SVG and they seem to have fixed the issue. To do this the SVG was scaled up and then the stroke width was set to a specific value for the whole SVG instead of being variable.
Depending on the image different stroke thicknesses will work better than other. We recommend using a consistent stroke thickness for the whole SVG where possible. I have attached a fixed copy of the SVG for you.
I've been having the same issue and it seems like a serious limitation if all of the stroke widths need to be the same. That makes for some pretty dull drawings. I have tried all of these things with Illustrator and am still getting the artifacts.
Do you have an example SVG you can attach so we can take a look at it?
image 1: Tim Harland's original SVG made in Illustrator CC 2104
image 2: Same SVG opened and re-saved in Illustrator CS4
image 3: 3 copies of the same stroked path with different stroke sizes saved in CS4
If anyone can take the CC2014 SVG provided near the beginning of this thread and resave it in CC (or newer) with settings that eliminate the intersection problem, please attach the fixed file and a screenshot of the settings used, and mention the version of illustrator here.
Mike (videoscribe user)
Some of the settings may not be absolutely necessary, but this is a good starting point if you want to be sure to avoid the intersecting line problem.
I don't have CC myself, so if anyone with creative cloud 2015 wants to test these settings with intersecting lines and report your results, that would be great.
Mike (videoscribe user)
I tried your settings in CC, but it still gives outline until the drawing is finished.
I would love to draw my own drawings! Does anyone know a solution? Hope so!
Hi Tobias -
Can you provide further details on the process of removing the viewBox tag?
(to eliminate the intersecting line problem of InkScape files).
Thanks for your insight on this!
To remove the viewBox tag, just do the following:
1) create a backup copy
2) open your svg file with a text editor (e.g. notepad)
3) remove the viewBox tag (remove the highlighted line in the attached image below)
4) save the file
Hope this helps
That fixed it. I was really struggling with the intersecting line issue. So glad you offered this solution.
Genius! I am back in business now....
- David S.