Does Camptasia have the animation capability to create a robot which guides the user through a video highlighting what to do at each stage?

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Hi there Does Camtasia have the animation capabilities to, for example, create a robot which guides the viewer through the video pointing out what to do at each stage? Thanks
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depending on what you desire, you can animate items in Camtasia to move them around, etc.  You can apply animation key frames and script them to cause the movements, orientation, and sizing needed for each scene

you can get very sophisticated, but all actions have to be manually scripted and choreographed 
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I've made animated cartoons with Camtasia, as well as photo slide show videos where locations are identified using an animated paddling kayak object

examples ...

http://www.cookbookplus.com/Videos/GrogCollection/13-DiscoversFish/13-DiscoversFish_player.html

http://www.screencast.com/t/5pQWJt4o
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I'm not sure if one can even coax it to run on Windows 10, but there was a way cool little application called "MASH" back in the day. MASH was an acronym for "Microsoft Agent Scripting Helper". Looks like the MASH site is still operating:

http://bellcraft.com/mash/download.aspx

If you are the adventurous type, it may be worth downloading and installing this app to play with. Who knows, maybe you can make it work enough to program and capture the characters as they move around. 

Here is a video on MASH:



I note that Windows has features that allow you to coax programs to run in things like "compatibility" modes and whatnot. So it might be worth a shot if you are interested.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Rick, that app looks interesting; are you going to try it on Win 10? any old tutorials on how to use it?
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LOL, funny you should ask. I'm in the middle of testing it!

I'll report back with what I find.
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Interesting. I've installed and WOW. It's been a long while since I've used it. So I'm in bewildering territory. But it does seem to run on my Windows 10 with no tweaking. That surprises me.
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