What is the best way to create an animation of graph Camtasia 9?

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What is the best way to create an animation of a rising graph in Camtasia 9?
I crop the graph into different sizes, but It's not smooth. 

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I'm not sure if it's the "Best" way, but if you have PowerPoint, I would likely try creating it in PowerPoint and animating it there. Then record that using Camtasia.

Here are a couple of links you may find helpful:

https://youtu.be/7cENnnxJLDk
https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/microsoft-office/animate-individual-elements-of-a-powerpoint-chart...

Others here likely have different ideas. 

Cheers... Rick :)
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A 2 second animation at 30 FPS is a little quick. That can make for a little bit of a jittery render but it does not explain why yours looks so bad.

In the video below I used a line annotation set to 2 seconds duration. I also set animation easing to exponential in and out. After applying a growing animation from nonexistent to the top. I placed the timeline at the beginning of the animation and set the opacity to 0. Then, I moved the timeline indicator ahead one frame and set the opacity to 100 percent. It might look a little nicer to phase it in over 1⁄2 second or seconds duration.

I’m wondering if somehow you rendered your video at less than 30 frames per second?



You could apply the same type of animation to the image you used in your video. But I didn’t have your image all I had was the line tool. The line tool is a vector graphic. So it will render flawlessly at any scale. You may want to consider using it to create your graphs.

If you increase the duration of your animation to 3 seconds. I think you will find it will be smoother than the 2 second one in my demonstration. The image I attached actually shows a five second animation. But I deleted that project faster than I responded to your inquiry. So I couldn't correct my image. I really didn’t want to re-create the project. So I’m just letting you know if you catch that, that's why it appears in that state.

Regards, Joe






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I forgot to attach my image
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Wow, Thank you very much for the detailed answer! :) 
I'm pretty new in Camtasia and nobody in my office can help :( 
I'd be happy if you can explain what animation you choose for the annotation.  
where do I set it to a growing animation from nonexistent to the top? 
Thanks again! 
I will try to figure this out until you answer me 
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It's actually a little tricky to do. So rather than try to convey the message through a lot of screen shots and text.I thought a video would cover it more clearly.
Take a peek.You'll probably want to click the White Vimeo Logo/Text/whatever to watch it in
HD full screen.

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Yes! Nailed It! Thanks a lot!! :) 
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Given time to think about it, I'm guessing you must of applied crop to your image and exposed it that way?

I haven't used crop in animated it in quite some time. And the reason I don't is because it doesn't work very well when you animate its size. It's jittery in my experience. I'm not prepared to bet the farm on it but I'm betting that's what you did?
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Another thing to consider when animating totally in Camtasia is easing. I fought with this just last week. If you right-click the animation arrow on the element you are animating, you should see Easing. I found that I needed to specifically configure Linear for all my animations in order to make them behave as I wanted.



Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks, Rick 
I will try this also :)