Click/double click mouse effect that shows the mouse pointer depressing the screen

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After viewing many of the TechSmith videos, they have a great mouse effect for click and double click actions that show the mouse depressing into the screen (i.e. the mouse get slightly smaller as is it suggests that it is pushing down a button). I have always liked this type of effect over the standard mouse effect in Camtasia (such as the rings), but I thought maybe it was a pre-production effect that would come out in Camtasia 2020, but if didn't. I could not see anything available in the download gallery either. 

Anyone got any idea on this? 
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Joe Morgan

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I think they use animations.

For starters, the cursor seems to be enlarged beyond 100% scale to begin with.
I bumped it up to 400% in a 2K video I had loaded. It was pretty large.
Anyway.
I applied a custom animation and shortened it to 6 frames duration. I shrunk the cursor on the center frame to 335%. It looks like this playing.

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Yeah, that is what I am looking for (and achieved something similar), but you would need to add that at the correct moment in the clip over and over.  Which could be hundreds of clicks in a 10-minute video.  

I personally always use oversized cursers (300%), but the thought of adding this individually gives me the shivers. It needs to be a mouse effect direct from within Camtasia, and given TechSmith themselves use this effect in their own instructional video, I’m surprised not to see it as an option in Camtasia, unless I'm missing soemthing?

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I don't think your missing a thing. Animation doesn't always come ease. Its the nature of teh beast.
However, you can copy and paste the keyframes.

Add a request  to add it as a feature and I'll vote for it.