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GoAnimate recommendationGoAnimate allows me to create great animated videos quickly and easily via the cloud based software.,Great selection of pre-made slides to implement. Easily lip-sync your narration with the animated character. Huge array of quality characters and assets.,Possibly make the interface a bit more detailed in order to show the triggers on assets at all times. Allow more functions to be available when your right click. The ability to easily transfer from video to video that have previously been produced.,10,Has provided a far higher polish to the animated videos that were going to be produced. Saved on narration budget due to the text-to-speech function. Has been a great investment for what is a relatively low monthly price.GoAnimate for eLearning!We use GoAnimate to create animations and characters to use in our eLearning content. It is specifically used by our eLearning developers. What I love about it is that it allows use to create animations quickly and effectively...saving a lot of time and cost on animations.,Creating your own characters provides more diversity in the same style of character than other vendors. It is quick and easy to use. Small learning curve. You can import your own assets. Mouths sync to audio automatically.,Their library searches are not very good. Images aren't tagged well, and character poses are difficult to find. As much as I love the diversity of the character library, it still has a lot of room for improvement (although it still stands above others). There are a lot of simple character poses that seem so obvious that are missing from the library. The ability to draw and create custom objects in GoAnimate would be awesome. Right now, using shapes is clumsy. It would be really cool to be able to edit audio.,10,Big ROI on the time and cost of developing video animation.,,Articulate Storyline, Adobe PhotoshopThat's just fun making professional animated videos with GoAnimateAn image is worth a thousand words, so let’s imagine the impact of a video when you want to explain an idea. That’s definitively a more engaging way. The issue is that the cost of a professionally produced video will start at €2,000 depending on its length. This is definitively a significant cost for a small company, if we needed to create multiple short animated videos for our business. Video can demonstrate products and services and explain concepts. Some concepts can sometimes be boring and they need to be explained; if we want to hold the interest of the employees or customers, the video is the better choice. We also develop eLearning modules and they include a mix of lessons, interactions and videos. We include short animated videos or whiteboards in eLearning modules developed with the authoring tool iSpring Suite. These videos are a way to offer more engaging courses and to maintain the learners interest and to improve the user experience. We looked through different sites, and GoAnimate definitively seems to be the better choice for ease of use, a complete set of powerful features and the ability to customize everything, and the right mix of cost. GoAnimate lets us make amazing animated videos so easily and quickly. It's just fun creating videos with GoAnimate!,Rich set of templates - GoAnimate comes with a large set of customizable templates, which is a collection of preanimated assets. We can change anything: the colors, the backdrop. We can add a camera zoom, customize the transition, and adjust any scene on the timeline. We can also import our own images. Characters - We definitively like the custom character creator which allows to create any custom character from any existing one. We can customize any part: the head, the eyes, the mouth, the clothes… That’s just fun playing with the characters. And we can make the characters talk! Audio - GoAnimate allows us to add voices in different ways: micro recording, upload a file, text-to-speech. The text-to-speech feature comes with multiple languages. The French voices work pretty well for short texts. This is definitively time saving. GoAnimate comes with a library of music tracks. The number of tracks depends of the subscription plan. Of course, we can also add music and sound effects in uploading our own files. Export - Once the video is completed, we only need to save it and export it. The output options depend of the subscription plan. Update - It’s great to be able to edit/update a video at anytime.,As GoAnimate is a web service, it requires you to have a good Internet bandwidth or you could experience some slowness issues when editing the video.,10,Thanks to GoAnimate we can now present products and services in a more modern and engaging way. These videos are more viewed than other content. The learners love these videos which maintain a friendly atmosphere. We believe that GoAnimate is the most affordable solution for creating animated videos. We definitively save money in comparison to hiring a production company for creating such videos.,,Snagit, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, BloggerGoAnimate Video Program ReviewGoAnimate has been used within my Learning & Development department but the output is viewed by the entire organization. We use it mostly within training courses to include short videos, but also as stand along training clips or announcements of new information.,Having the ability to upload your own images into the program is one of its greatest features. This allows you to really customize the output to your organization. You're able to really make things come to life this way! I really enjoy the way the scenes build upon each other so that you don't have to rebuild something from scratch each time as you might have to do with other programs. The ability to customize characters is a fantastic feature of the program. In our organization we've used it to create 'characters' who look like actual people in our organization. That, coupled with voiceovers from the actual associates adds a nice touch to the videos.,It would be nice if you were to remove an object from a scene that was in the middle of your video, the program would send a prompt to ask if you'd like to remove it from all future scenes as well. Often, I will add something, only to be asked to take it out later and the only way to do this now is to delete it from each scene individually. I wouldn't want it to do it by default, because sometimes I really do just want to take it from 1-2 scenes, but if it was an option, that would be great! If there was a feature available to automatically attach a voice file to a particular scene when uploaded based on the name of the file. For example, if the program gave you a suggested file name for each scene, you could create all your voiceovers with those particular file names and then bulk upload and have the system automatically attach the files to their respective scenes. That would be very nice and save a lot of time!,10,We've been able to provide training in a remote manner on many topics regarding communication techniques. The reason for this is because the program really allows you to make the conversations come to life. Being able to train on these types of topics without the added travel expense has been a great ROI for our organization.,BranchTrack,Adobe Photoshop, Snagit,6,6GoAnimate ReviewI am the only one currently using GoAnimate, but we mostly use it for learning videos. We teach compliance as well as other learning topics.,Voice Over Images Video Infographics,Sound/Audio tracks I wish you could draw I wish you could highlight text,9,Engagement Interest Buy in,VideoScribe
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February 20, 2018

Vyond Review: "GoAnimate recommendation"

Score 10 out of 10
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GoAnimate allows me to create great animated videos quickly and easily via the cloud based software.
  • Great selection of pre-made slides to implement.
  • Easily lip-sync your narration with the animated character.
  • Huge array of quality characters and assets.
  • Possibly make the interface a bit more detailed in order to show the triggers on assets at all times.
  • Allow more functions to be available when your right click.
  • The ability to easily transfer from video to video that have previously been produced.
Goanimate provides the ability for anyone to create either character animated or infographic videos easily.
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February 16, 2017

Vyond Review: "GoAnimate for eLearning!"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use GoAnimate to create animations and characters to use in our eLearning content. It is specifically used by our eLearning developers. What I love about it is that it allows use to create animations quickly and effectively...saving a lot of time and cost on animations.
  • Creating your own characters provides more diversity in the same style of character than other vendors.
  • It is quick and easy to use. Small learning curve.
  • You can import your own assets.
  • Mouths sync to audio automatically.
  • Their library searches are not very good. Images aren't tagged well, and character poses are difficult to find.
  • As much as I love the diversity of the character library, it still has a lot of room for improvement (although it still stands above others).
  • There are a lot of simple character poses that seem so obvious that are missing from the library.
  • The ability to draw and create custom objects in GoAnimate would be awesome. Right now, using shapes is clumsy.
  • It would be really cool to be able to edit audio.
GoAnimate is very well suited for creating animated shorts quickly and easily. It is great for eLearning in that I can customize characters to meet my needs. I would never be able to create so many animations so quickly otherwise. If you have very specific animation needs, this probably isn't for you.
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August 19, 2016

Vyond Review: "That's just fun making professional animated videos with GoAnimate"

Score 10 out of 10
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An image is worth a thousand words, so let’s imagine the impact of a video when you want to explain an idea. That’s definitively a more engaging way.

The issue is that the cost of a professionally produced video will start at €2,000 depending on its length. This is definitively a significant cost for a small company, if we needed to create multiple short animated videos for our business. Video can demonstrate products and services and explain concepts. Some concepts can sometimes be boring and they need to be explained; if we want to hold the interest of the employees or customers, the video is the better choice. We also develop eLearning modules and they include a mix of lessons, interactions and videos. We include short animated videos or whiteboards in eLearning modules developed with the authoring tool iSpring Suite. These videos are a way to offer more engaging courses and to maintain the learners interest and to improve the user experience.

We looked through different sites, and GoAnimate definitively seems to be the better choice for ease of use, a complete set of powerful features and the ability to customize everything, and the right mix of cost.

GoAnimate lets us make amazing animated videos so easily and quickly. It's just fun creating videos with GoAnimate!

  • Rich set of templates - GoAnimate comes with a large set of customizable templates, which is a collection of preanimated assets. We can change anything: the colors, the backdrop. We can add a camera zoom, customize the transition, and adjust any scene on the timeline. We can also import our own images.
  • Characters - We definitively like the custom character creator which allows to create any custom character from any existing one. We can customize any part: the head, the eyes, the mouth, the clothes… That’s just fun playing with the characters. And we can make the characters talk!
  • Audio - GoAnimate allows us to add voices in different ways: micro recording, upload a file, text-to-speech. The text-to-speech feature comes with multiple languages. The French voices work pretty well for short texts. This is definitively time saving. GoAnimate comes with a library of music tracks. The number of tracks depends of the subscription plan. Of course, we can also add music and sound effects in uploading our own files.
  • Export - Once the video is completed, we only need to save it and export it. The output options depend of the subscription plan.
  • Update - It’s great to be able to edit/update a video at anytime.
  • As GoAnimate is a web service, it requires you to have a good Internet bandwidth or you could experience some slowness issues when editing the video.
GoAnimate is definitively well suited for creating videos to develop our professional reputation and attract customers on our websites; to create advertising spots, to explain concepts, and to include in eLearning modules (these videos help to explain complex concepts and also to grab and hold the learners' interest). We can create animated videos, and whiteboards as well as animated infographics.
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June 09, 2016

Vyond: "GoAnimate Video Program Review"

Score 10 out of 10
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GoAnimate has been used within my Learning & Development department but the output is viewed by the entire organization. We use it mostly within training courses to include short videos, but also as stand along training clips or announcements of new information.
  • Having the ability to upload your own images into the program is one of its greatest features. This allows you to really customize the output to your organization. You're able to really make things come to life this way!
  • I really enjoy the way the scenes build upon each other so that you don't have to rebuild something from scratch each time as you might have to do with other programs.
  • The ability to customize characters is a fantastic feature of the program. In our organization we've used it to create 'characters' who look like actual people in our organization. That, coupled with voiceovers from the actual associates adds a nice touch to the videos.
  • It would be nice if you were to remove an object from a scene that was in the middle of your video, the program would send a prompt to ask if you'd like to remove it from all future scenes as well. Often, I will add something, only to be asked to take it out later and the only way to do this now is to delete it from each scene individually. I wouldn't want it to do it by default, because sometimes I really do just want to take it from 1-2 scenes, but if it was an option, that would be great!
  • If there was a feature available to automatically attach a voice file to a particular scene when uploaded based on the name of the file. For example, if the program gave you a suggested file name for each scene, you could create all your voiceovers with those particular file names and then bulk upload and have the system automatically attach the files to their respective scenes. That would be very nice and save a lot of time!
The program is very appropriate for training on conversation techniques. It's great to show how a conversation should go. It also works well to show the steps to certain things in the retail world. For example, processes for approaching customers, opening the store, setting the alarm, restocking, etc.
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June 14, 2016

Vyond: "GoAnimate Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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I am the only one currently using GoAnimate, but we mostly use it for learning videos. We teach compliance as well as other learning topics.
  • Voice Over
  • Images
  • Video Infographics
  • Sound/Audio tracks
  • I wish you could draw
  • I wish you could highlight text
I think it can be used professionally as well as personally.
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June 09, 2016

Vyond Review: "It's goos."

Score 7 out of 10
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It's no longer being used by the organization because, after experiencing some success with GoAnimate, we decided to use a vendor to make animations that are even more tailored to our specific company. It was being used by the HR Department to inform the rest of the company of specific internal initiatives.
  • GoAnimate is easy to learn; anyone can do it.
  • GoAnimate provided soundtracks and voices for free.
  • It wasn't that expensive to use our own logo and create our own animations.
  • Although the library of objects is extensive in some cases, it's very limited in others.
  • Sometimes editing could have been a little more intuitive.
  • More voices would have been great.
If you're doing something very general, that doesn't need to be specific to your industry - it's great. Certain subject matter had a ton of graphics; sports, for example. Other subjects, not so much. Unless you have someone who can do the voiceovers, I wouldn't recommend using it for any really important projects. But a cute presentation for interdepartmental communications is fine.
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About Vyond

Vyond (formerly GoAnimate) is a cloud-based platform for producing custom animated videos. It is used by educators as well as in business contexts by advertisers and content marketers, and for demos and presentations. Vyond has a drag and drop interface and includes libraries with thousands of characters, backgrounds, props, music tracks and sound effects. Users can also import their own audio, image, video or flash files using the import tool.

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