Welcome to our GoAnimate tutorial about entrances and exits. This is the first of three videos on the topic. In this video we are going to look at what these features do and how the interface works. In the next videos we will look at practical cases and how this is useful to you. So let’s get started.
I’m going to delete everything in this scene, and now I’m dragging two characters to the stage. Let’s just preview what that does. Basically, they’re just going to be standing there, from beginning to end, doing nothing. Now to demonstrate this feature, we are going to select the character, then go to the Enter/Exit tab. Next click on Add. Now were going to preview again, so we can see what happens with just that one click. Pretty cool, huh? That automatically calculates and generates an animation for your character so that it enters the scene.
Your character can also exit the scene. Let’s just change the motion to exit in the scene instead. Now let’s preview again and see what that does. In this case, the character will be on the stage in the beginning and then fly out. All of this happens automatically, using just one command.
Let’s go back. Hit Enter, select the second character, and give it a motion as well. One thing to note, each character is getting added to the timeline, and you can see that right here. You can drag them around and change the sequence of the animation.
Okay, I added a motion to the first and second characters. Let’s see what happens now. By default, both characters will be animated at the same time, in sync. If you want to change that, go to the left, select the When option, select After Prev Motion. When we do this, the two characters will enter the scene one after another. One and two.
So you can have even more control. Select With Prev Motion, and then Add Delay. Let’s try a quarter of a second. In this case, we’re going to have an overlapping animation. This can really make you scenes more dynamic, because it’s definitely more interesting than having your characters enter one after another. The delay is also very useful to sync with voiceovers, especially if you’re making an explainer video, which we’ll talk about later.
The next option we have available is Style. Here I have the style slide, and I can choose from a wide range of auto-styles available, from fade to blur. These can sort of act as transitions. Let’s choose Fade for this character. I’ll go back to my first character by going over here. For the second character, I want to keep the style, but I want to change the direction in which it’s going. So let’s preview and see what we’ve done so far. This character is fading, and this one is flying in from the left of the stage.
I can also control the speed of the animation. I can add more time or make it faster. Let’s preview that again. The character on the left is going to slide in slowly, and the one on the right is going to come in quickly. So you can see that you can really control the timing of everything you do; even in just one scene with two characters in a fixed position.
The last option we have here is to add sound to the animation. So let’s preview that. When the character on the right appears, the sound will play. This is a cool feature, because you don’t have to look for extra sound effects.
The next thing I want you to see here are these two buttons. You can see that each item in the scene can enter once or exit once. This button is to add or enter an animation, and this button is to delete it. Adding. Deleting.
All right. That concludes the first video tutorial in this series about entering and exiting. In the next videos, we’ll see practical applications of how to use this feature and how to streamline the process. Thanks for your attention.