Simulate a mouse click

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i understand that having captured the screen with camtasia one can enhance mouse clicks. However, can one add an animation to simulate a mouse click? i.e., place this animation where the mouse click should be and a circle grows from this point outward in an animation.
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You can find cursor effects listed under the cursor tab in the editor.

There are several settings to chose from. Including mouse click rings.
 See Image Below, Click to Enlarge

Regards, Joe

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Thanks Joe
I wish to clarify; i am trying to superimpose a cursor effect upon video that I did not capture with camtasia, so I do not have a trec file to add to. However, I wish to SIMULATE a cursor click with a picture of cursor with expanding rings or something similar.
Doug
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Yes, you can create mouse click animations without a TREC file but it will probably involve doing rather advanced animations and / or using a 3rd party element such as an animated overlay with alpha channel transparency. Punch line is: You will need to be a fairly advanced user.

It might be worthwhile (or at least faster / easier) to re-record screen capture footage if you really want those effects?
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I understand the benefits of recording with camtasia. However, I captured six hours of video that I can not recapture in camtasia. Can you suggest a third party element to create the animated overlay with alpha channel transparency? I am facile with difficult things... Wouldn't it be nice if someone could post some type of animation for public use?
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Cool. Let me see what I can find...I looked on VideoHive and didn't see just a "click" emphasis kind of thing.
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Here's one possible option: https://www.motiongraphicstock.com/videos/view/991
Go for the MOV version. And you will need to of course animate it around in Camtasia. I use Jesse Radford's stuff quite a bit. Good value. Looks like this isn't pre-keyed. It will need a Color Remove of the greenscreen...
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Here's a short sample of an animated mouse click done completely in Camtasia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHe98U89TOc
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One more sample with a couple of cursor variations done in Camtasia
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Here's a click animation I made with Camtasia Studio 8.6: http://www.screencast.com/t/Hyu1XaGX

Here's how you install and use it:
1. Download the ClickAnimation.libzip file from the link above.
2. Double-click on the .libzip file to import the click animation into the CS 8.x library.
3. Position the playhead at the point where you want the click animation.
4. Right-click on the Click Animation in the library, and select Add to Timeline at Playhead.
5. Resize and reposition on the canvas as needed.

To modify the animation:
1. Start a new project
2. Add the Click Animation from the Library tab to the timeline
3. Change the canvas color to white for better visiblity
4. Right-click on the group and Ungroup it.
5. Make your modifications as desired.
6. Select all the clips in your animation and group them.
7. Right-click on the group and add it to the Library with a new name.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks, Dave for the information. I will check it out! It would seem that this functionality would be very helpful as a basic feature of Camtasia.

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