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SVG files render as outlines, then fill in upon completion

When the animation happens, my SVG files first render as outlines, then once the hand completes the drawing, they fill in. This only happens on isolated SVG files - can't figure out why.

I've attached two visuals. One showing the "drawing state" the other showing the "completed state". How do I get the "drawing state" to look like the completed image?

Hi Jim,

You will need to edit the image in a vector editor and trace over the lines with the pen tool.

This will give the paths needed for VideoScribe to trace the image correctly.

I think that the information in these two posts will help you to get the effect that you want:

This describes about drawing different thickness of line -

This is a more general article about creating SVGs that draw well in VideoScribe -

Hope this helps.

I have this exact same problem, but with SVG's that come with VideoScribe. Aren't all these SVG's supposed to be authored correctly?


Alex, which SVGs in VideoScribe are having this issue? I'll take a look and get them corrected.

Should I be saving the SVG file with different settings? I used Adobe Draw on an iPad to draw the image, then sent it to Adobe Illustrator to "save as". Attached is the dialogue box I get when saving. I also included the test illustrator file. Since the problem is still happening, wondering if different settings should be used. Help.

attach the SVG if you want feedback on it.

I think there are two different issues being discussed here.

1) The original post is about a problem which causes the black lines to be outlined and then the black lines fill in. (look at the attached images in the first post.) This is fixed by using a basic stroked path made with the pen or pencil tool instead of the paintbrush or any other special styles.

2) I get the impression that everyone else in this thread is talking about something different: The black lines all draw correctly, but then the colors just appear instead of being drawn. That is not a bug or a setting. That is the way videoscribe works by default and you have to manually add more paths to your SVG if you want the colors to be "drawn" in.

related links:
Fill an image with colour using the hand
Making SVG Images Draw Well (2015 update)

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