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How to animate your content ⏱️
How to animate your content ⏱️

Make your videos more engaging by using animations.

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Written by Palma
Updated over a week ago

Animation Markers

How can you animate your content in Colossyan?

  1. Go to the Script box.

  2. By using the forward slash / or the animation markers button, place an animation marker into your script.

  3. Click on the object on the canvas that you would like to animate.

  4. Click Animate on the left sidebar.

  5. Select the Animation type: Fade, Slide or Grow.

  6. Select the Behaviour

    1. Enter - your object will enter at the selected marker and stay in the scene until the end.

    2. Exit - your object will enter at the beginning of the scene and exit at the selected marker.

    3. Both - you can select a marker for the enter animation and the exit animation separately.

  7. Select the marker from the list to set start and end timings.

❗ Important

At the moment, Animation Markers can only work in Narration mode, but not when you use Conversation mode or with Upload Audio. For those types of scripts, you would need to use a slider to select the start and end timing.

We are currently working on improving this experience, and apologize for any inconvenience it may cause.

Adding Animation Markers:

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2Gif Animation Markers

Which assets support animation?

You can apply animation to text boxes, images, videos and shapes.

You can also add animated objects on top of screen recordings.

Can I use animation to highlight parts of
screen recordings?

Yes — and it's just like adding any other animations!
See an example below, where we've added an arrow, and animated it to only appear when the narrator mentions the part that the arrow is pointing at.

💡 Ideas for highlighting screen recordings

  • Add an arrow, and animate it to appear when needed.

  • Add a circle around the part you want to highlight — make the fill transparent, and choose a bold colour for the outline.

  • Add a black rectangle to cover the part you want to hide. Make the transparency around 50%. Animate the rectangle to appear when you want to highlight your section, and hide the rest.

    Got more creative ideas on how to use Animation Markers?
    Share them in our AI Video Community group! 👋

What are the available animations?

You can use fade, slide or grow animations.

How do I use animation markers?

Animation markers act like pins that you place in different parts of your script to specify starting and ending points for animations.

For example, if you want an object to fade in and fade out, you would place an animation marker at the starting point and another one at the ending point.

You will see animation markers in the script and on the Animate tab of each asset as a list.

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