How to Use PixTeller Animation Editor – Features Explained
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How to Use PixTeller Animation Editor – Features Explained


Hi everyone, I’m Alex from PixTeller and today
I will show you most of the PixTeller Animation Editor functionality and features. For this, I will choose a premade design. By clicking on “Use” button, a copy of the
starting premade design will be made and you can customize it to create a new visual asset,
even if it’s a new Image, Video or Gif. So let’s click on the “Use” button and let’s
make a short Video from it. We’re now in the PixTeller Editor, in the
default design mode. First of all, let’s have a look and see what
elements I have in the image. Beside the page background, there are the
button text element, the group of the shapes that create the button, the big text element,
the big shape that is behind and a photo. You can easily rearrange the order, hide or
lock any element from the layer menu located on the top menu. Moving forwards, let me show you
the most amazing thing about PixTeller. On the right-top of the canvas area, you have
the “switch to animation mode” button. By pressing on it, something really amazing
will happen – the Editor will metamorph. When I designed it, was inspired by my teenage
period when I was working a lot with Flash from Macromedia after acquired by Adobe. Many years for me, Flash was one of most powerful
software I used and was really awesome. Now let’s show you some of the “Animation
Mode” sections. The most important for any Animation tool
is the timeline. From the timeline you can set the total video
time length, you can set how long an animation for an element can be, you can create, move
and delete instances. For any instance, you can change their related
element properties and filters. Between two instances that have different
properties, a video motion will be created, and by doing this, just imagine that you can
have thousands of thousands of possibilities to animate a single simple design. Also from the timeline, you can reset the
instances to their default state from the design mode, and you can set the motion acceleration
between two instances. On the left side are the properties and filters
panel for each element instance I have selected. Also on the top, we keep the functions like
Rotate, Opacity, and Alignment, that can be used to create an Animation. From the timeline, you can even reset the
entire timeline to default if you think that something really wrong has happened. Now I will prepare the timeline for a 2.9
seconds video length. To do that, I will move each last instance
for the background and all elements at the 2.9 seconds time. I must select the instance and move it to
the right accordingly. The default time per page is two seconds,
but you may change this at any moment like I am showing you right now. Moving forward, let’s animate the background
by adding five more instances for the Video Background timeline. To do that you have two options. One is to select the frame and click on the
“Add instance” button, the second option is to select the frame and change the background
color property by clicking on the background color from the left section panel and change
the color to a new one. Once a new property is added to a frame, a
new instance is created. Now I will change the background color for
the first instances I have created. Once I set a different background color for
each background instance, I already have an animation. To check that you can click on any frame between
2 instances and you’ll see that you have a different background color for each of the
frames. Also, you can click the Play button to see
a low-quality version of the animation. Please note that for the background you can
create only background color video motions. As you already know, you cannot scale or move
the video background color. What can we do next??? Uhhh… we can do things that you will never
imagine. Sooo… let’s make an instance for the image
element in the middle of the timeline, at the 1.5 seconds. To do this, I will select the image frame
at the 1.5 seconds and click the “Add instance” button. Once the instance has been created, let’s
change the Image properties, filters or effects for it. I will open the Image Filters & Effects panel
and I will change the blur value and also the saturation value. To have an idea about what I should expect,
I can select any video frame and see what the result should be, or just click the animation
preview “Play” button. Now I will create two more instances for the
big shape and for “Creativity is Madness” text. I will select the 1.5seconds frame for each
design element and I will click on the “Add instance button”. Keep in mind that you can easily move any
instances through the element timeline in case you need a different time. For the new instance created for the big shape,
I will apply a 360-degree rotation and a 75% opacity. For the 1.5seconds instance of my “Creativity
is madness” text element, I will open the text filters panel and I will set the warp
filter power to zero. I will continue to some advanced things. Let’s set the acceleration for the shape. The default acceleration between 2 instances
is linear. In my example, for the shape animation between
0 second and 1.5 seconds instances, I will set an “Ease out” acceleration, and for the
shape animation between 1.5 second and the 2.9 seconds, I will set the “Ease in” acceleration. To set or change the acceleration, you must
select any frame between two instances and click on the acceleration type from the right-top
corner in the timeline section as you see in my example. Let’s create five new instances for the group
button. I will click on each 0.5 seconds frame, 1-second
frame, 1.5 seconds frame, 2 seconds frame, and 2.5 seconds frame and add for each of
them a new instance. For the instance at the 0.5 seconds of the
group, I will change the color. Now I will copy the 0.5 seconds instance by
pressing the “Copy” button from the top-left of the timeline section, and I will select
and replace the 1.5 seconds and 2.5 seconds instance with it. The copy/paste instance action will help you
a lot in the video making process. I think that this is enough, so I will rename
the title to a more relevant one. And now it’s time to save the animation in
order to download it. You have two options located on the top-right
corner. One is the Save button which will save your
animation source code without render, so you will not be able to download the Video or
Gif after the save. This option is great when your work is in
progress and you don’t want to lose the steps you made until the save is executed. The second option is “Render and Save” button
that I will press it right now. This action will start to render and upload
the animation, including the source code, on our servers, in order to be able to download
or use it at any moment. The time it takes to render depends on many
factors, like animation time and size, your computer power and your internet upload speed. In most cases, for small-time length videos
– a few seconds – the render and save time is under one minute. Once the render and save has been done, you
will have to choose from two options – continue to edit your animation or click the Download
button to be redirected on the preview page. From the Preview animation, you can click
on the Download button and download it in MP4 video format or GIF format. What is really cool, is that you can adjust
the size by keeping the aspect ratio according to your needs. From the actions panel you can Copy or Move
the video on any of your folders, or you can update the privacy settings or delete it,
just like a regular design. The full power of PixTeller is that I can
use any premade image or animation design. By pressing the “Use” button I can easily
just replace some elements in design mode, go in animation mode, save and render. Now you can download the Animation in Video
or Gif format and it’s ready to go viral. I’m Alex from PixTeller, and I really hope
you enjoyed my tutorial (sau alt sinonim). If you have questions regarding what we made,
don’t hesitate to contact me or one of my team via Live chat or contact form directly
on PixTeller.com. Until next time, please join PixTeller.com
and create your own Images, GIFs and Videos for your Websites, Banners, Social Media Posts,
Mobile Apps, Business and more… it’s free!

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