To understand how animations work, we have to start with visual properties. An object’s visual properties are made up of position, rotation, scale and opacity.
In Camtasia, all of these are adjusted with pixel-perfect accuracy in the Properties panel, under the visual properties tab.
An animation is a change from one set of visual properties to another – a bridge from a beginning to an end. In Camtasia, animations appear as arrows directly on top of a clip.
When you first add an animation, it won’t appear to have changed anything and that’s because it’s transitioning between two identical sets of visual properties.
To animate an object’s visual properties, select the media and put the playhead to the right side of the animation to change the visual properties of the end state. And likewise, put the playhead anywhere on the left side to change the animation’s beginning state.
The length of the animation arrow determines how long the change will take, or the speed of the animation.
As an object animates, the look and feel of its motion is called “easing.” In Camtasia, there are five options and each one is good for different things. The default setting is “Auto.”
Learn the Basics
Quickly learn the basics of Camtasia with this getting started series.
Video Editing Basics: Timeline
Learn how to use the Canvas and Timeline to make basics edits to your video.
Add Annotations & Titles
Learn to improve your video and focus your user's attention with annotations and customizable visuals.
Export & Share
Learn to export a project as a video file on your computer or share it to popular web destinations.
Expand your skills with our full list of Camtasia tutorials.
Browse online help articles, contact tech support, and download high quality stock assets.
View help topics to learn how to use the product.
Find technical answers online or talk with an expert.
Download high quality videos, images, audio and more.
Learn the Basics with our free “Getting Started” webinars.