Ive created my .svg and its a simple box made of lines.
the animation works great while it draws a thin lines however after the animation is completed the lines become BOLD.
Is there anyway to disable that?
i basically created the .png of lines in photoshop and converted it to .svg.
I know i should use a soft for it etc. but the animation works perfectly.
Its super easy picture, if somebody could send me enhanced .svg i would be super greatful.
If you have illustrator, you could try using autotrace again with the original PNG. choose strokes only (no fills) and play with the settings to get the stroked paths that you need.
Hi there, I am new to video scribe (pro) and I am new to idraw and do have access to my friend's CS6 illustrator but again... new to that too so about to learn how to use that! I want to be able to create some project management training videos so need a professional look.
I have been creating some simple drawings in idraw, using the pencil tool on a canvas of 1000x1000px and have set video scribe to the same settings for default image quality. I export the image from idraw as an SVG and import to video scribe.
I notice that I am having the hand draw my little SVG out nicely but at the end of the image being rendered, all the lines go bold. Just enough to look rubbish. All of the videocribe in-house images you use are fine, just my ones. Does it on all of my drawings. Any thoughts? I have read the other comments from 5 months ago but can't see the solution.
Many thanks, Jamie
Oh and I now have today use of Illustrator CS6 and have followed Mike Metcalfe's instructions on settings but still it does that little "bolding" at the end of the drawing, like a glow. On a 1 point stroke it is really noticeable and on the 5 point stroke is almost not there (but still there as a very subtle second stage where it just bolds it up). Just I want to put a lot of hours into some training scribing and want to get any bugs out of the way early! Cheers for any advice. I am using a Mac and its high spec. Thanks.
I am having the same problem with all of my scribes.
My default Image Quality is set to 4000.
My .SVG's are created in Adobe Illustrator CS6, with the settings for SVG set to those recommended on this site.
I'm using version 2.2.4 PC.
Every time a frame finishes drawing, the lines get bolder. My stroke size in Illustrator is 6 pixels, which is my desired size. There are a few strokes as small as 4 pixels.
I've included a sample below.
Thanks for getting in touch.
VideoScribe uses SVGs to draw the lines/paths of an image. Once this is done, the lines are transformed into a bitmap on the canvas.
In certain cases you can see this conversion depending on the image being used,scale, stroke thickness, canvas zoom and default image quality.
Changing these factors in many cases can reduce this shifting effect until they are barely noticeable
Apologies if this does not fully resolve your problem.
Thanks for the response Joe.
Is there a best 'combination' of those factors, (scale, stroke thickness, canvas zoom, and default image quality), to minimize that effect?
Like I said in my original post, I'm at 4000 in the default image quality. In the animation I attached, every item imported comes from a master .svg exported out of Illustrator, with a matching 'invisible' bounding box, so they all import to exactly the same scale and position, relative to each other. From that point on, I use the scale in Videoscribe to zoom in and out. I seem to get the problem no matter if I'm zoomed in or out.
Do thicker strokes work better than thinner?
Does keeping the zoom at 100 or less improve the problem?
Does the percentage of 'edge' created by converting the lines to the bitmap remain the same regardless of stroke size, scale, etc.?
Here is a quick test I just did using elements from the Videoscibe library only.
The first item, with a thick stroke, seems to work fine. The second item, with thinner strokes, also from the library, exhibits the problem I'm talking about.
Sorry for the delay in my reply , I did consult with one of our artists to ensure I can give you the best possible set up.
I would firstly advise when creating an image in Adobe Illustrator to use the following Profile set (This is generally one I use for support although I'm not a professional artist).
The higher the resolution in Adobe Illustrator the better the results:
My colleague uses a minimum of 5pt Stroke thickness when he creates images for our libraries.
As mentioned before as the image is converted to bitmap after drawing (which means they are pixels) the thicker the stroke the better it will convert.
I have attached a 5pt svg file saved using the above settings (please note I have already mentioned I'm not a professional artist so I will not require mockery or accept constructive criticism on this example), please try importing this into VideoScribe and you should find the shift is not noticeable.
With regards to default image quality, I have mine set to 1920px.
I would only use 4000px if I am importing detailed Jpegs/PNG's directly in.
I hope this helps you all going forward.
Please let me know if you have any further questions or I have missed anything.
I have the same problem even after doing all you say.