In order to make sketch animations, the vast majority of people are using the program Sparkol VideoScribe.
This program is available for:
- PC (Windows)
If you’re going to install it on your Mac it comes in the form of an Adobe Air application and you can use it for free for 7 days (with limitations).
This video scribe software is not expensive considering the benefits you’re going to get out of it. Also, it has a very loose license.
For just $25 / month you can create as many doodle videos as your time allows! :)
- You can sell them. (Many whiteboard animation services charge 1k+ for stuff like this).
- You can create videos for your business, blog or websites for a measly 25 bucks, which is nothing.
I like this doodle video maker because it’s as simple as hell. You don’t need to draw or be a professional animator to use it.
Check out our ultimate 33 min. video tutorial on how to make whiteboard animations using this program.
Just drag and drop different pictures onto the canvas, write some text, and you can create a pretty decent animated explainer video in just a matter of hours.
One of the bad things is that Sparkol VideoScribe doesn’t have a big standard library (not yet) probably because it’s relatively new.
Therefore, you will need to surf the web for svgs (graphic format it uses) or make them yourself if you need custom graphics or something extraordinary.
Also, as I mentioned this application is very simple and unfortunately the only way to create moving objects (aside from moving hands / pencils) is by using the “Morph” option, which doesn’t look good in most cases, and you’re not going to have much control over it.
Maybe in the future the guys from Sparkol will add some form of frames where you will be able to make your animations “alive”, but it’s not available now.
Overall though I like this whiteboard video maker because it’s time efficient, not expensive, and you can create pretty cool explainers using it without any technical skills or equipment.
As a side note, if you don’t want to learn how to use this software you can order custom high-quality whiteboard animation from our service.