Learn how to add a vector animation to a video

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Skill up your vector animation with this tutorial on how to add a vector animation to a video. With our tips, you will be able to create vector animations and export them as videos, so you can use them to create cool mixed-media videos.

Vector designing requires a wide range of skills, such as design, art direction, UX, and development. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a full-screen collage of videos with a vector design.

You don’t need any coding skills to master this technique, all you need is a bit of creativity.

What is vector animation?

Vector animation or SVG animation is a way to animate a series of drawings, similar to the way we draw pictures. A vector series of drawings is similar to the way you draw cartoons.

The results will be similar to the way you draw them, with a big difference: it is faster and more complex.

The visual effects you see in the cartoons are impressive but a lot of effort is used in order to make them appear so smooth.

This is the power of vector. The same drawing is produced in a fraction of the time and the results will be more believable.

You can easily control the positioning and the scales of your vectors so you can make your drawing look perfect.

You can make your sketches look like they are true to life, or you can use them as a design for a cartoon or a motion graphic.

Vector design has many applications in the web design industry. In the visual web design industry, it is used to create an attractive design for an HTML file.

Vector animation and motion graphics are used in video games to give your game the feel of real life.

A strong vector artwork will make your work more attractive and in turn, more desirable.

How to create a vector animation

Let’s start with a design. In order to make your animation smooth, you need to be prepared for a bit of work. So, you need a design that is fast and easy to make.

Create a simple, yet impactful design that you can animate later. You can start by drawing vectors of simple squares or circles until you learn the basic principles. To animate your vector, you can use a vector animation tool and just choose the desired animation effects and select the keyframes.

How to insert a vector animation into your video

Animating is all about movement, so let’s design a shape that will move based on time. For instance, if you want to animate a cube, you would have to draw one cube and then give it a direction and set the animation effect.

To export your vector or SVG animation to video, all you have to do is choose the right export option in the SVG animation tool and choose the desired export format: MP4 or MOV. Remember that MOV supports transparency too.

Now you can simply use your favorite video editing tool to import your animated illustration and create cool video animation effects.

Conclusions

We have covered a lot in this article, but we believe you should master every skill before making video animations. So we will definitely be updating this article with new tools and tips so that you can create more animated video content.

In the coming months, we will be introducing amazing tools that will change the way you create your work in the web and design industry. So stay tuned, and learn how to create motion graphics and vector illustrations with CSS3 animations.