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Alternative to VideoScribe, VideoMakerFX, or Easy Sketch Pro

Post by allstarrmultimedia » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:02 pm

Hey, all! I've been trying to find a good program, like one of the above, that will run strictly on [Mint] Linux.

I simply cannot find a good White Board Animation program that works on Linux. The only thing remotely close is Open Sankore, but from the video demos I've seen on Youtube, and what I've tried to do, there's nothing like Easy Sketch Pro 3. VideoScribe, VideoMakerFX.

I've tried to just run VideoMakerFX in Virtual Box, but the memory to run the video, especially the rendering, is too high, and causes my laptop to over heat, and shut down. I haven't had any luck with either WINE or PlayOnLinux. I was thinking about trying Easy Sketch Pro, as it doesn't need a monthly/yearly subscription, but I don't want to buy it, and find out it doesn't work on Linux. Since I do a good bit of video work, it's one of the main reasons I'm still using Windows.

Any programs out there, that can do like one of these programs, that will work on any version of Linux?

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Re: Alternative to VideoScribe, VideoMakerFX, or Easy Sketch

Post by phd21 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:44 pm

HI "allstarrmultimedia",

It would help if you ran the console terminal commands "inxi -Fxz", highlight the results and copy & paste them back here. "Inxi -Fxz" gives us information on your system.

"One can create whiteboard animation manually in either Cinelerra, KDEnlive or Blender, and other video editors. Gimp with the "Gap" animation plug-ins."

Whyteboard- Your drawing history is stored, allowing it to be replayed
http://sourceforge.net/projects/whyteboard/

"Open-Sankoré" - The Free Interactive Whiteboard Software
http://open-sankore.org/
Download links
http://open-sankore.org/en/download

Whiteboard Animation Using 'Writing Hand'
http://www.synfig.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5490

Synfig Studio 1.0.2 - Open Source Animation Software, easy to install ubuntu ".deb" files.
http://wiki.synfig.org/Doc:Write_On


"Sparkol VideoScribe" is supposed to work under Linux "Wine"... perhaps using "wine Staging"...

Alternatives to: Apparently, there are a few "web / cloud" based whiteboard options available to everyone...
http://alternativeto.net/software/videoscribe/

How To Make Whiteboard Videos For Your Website
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-mak ... r-website/


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Alternative to VideoScribe, VideoMakerFX, or Easy Sketch

Post by phd21 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:53 pm

Hi "allstarrmultimedia"

I was just doing some more research into this, and thinking about this.

1. "Whyteboard" is in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM), you can also search for "whiteboard" in here as well.

2. Some of the IM and Chat clients also have built-in whiteboards, ex: coccinella, etc...
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=li ... whiteboard


3. You could also create another virtual desktop (workspace), give it a white background, or locate a wallpaper of a whiteboard or blackboard (chalkboard), and use a program like "Ardesia", or some other desktop drawing applications, (maybe you don't need anything to start drawing on the desktop), to draw on your virtual white desktop (workspace). You can also have any other program run on that desktop to add to your whiteboard experience, music, video, pics, etc... "Spotlighter", "curtain", etc... You can even get cursor themes with "hands and fingers", if you want...

And, you could use the excellent "SImple Screen Recorder", or any other screen recorder (screencasting) program, to easily record it all as a video (animation).

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Alternative to VideoScribe, VideoMakerFX, or Easy Sketch

Post by phd21 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:20 am

Hi "allstarrmultimedia"

"Ardesia" is a very cool desktop drawing application, and does have the ability to record. I have not tested all of its features, yet.

Below is a video example of using my 4th virtual desktop (4th workspace) which I gave it a white background, started "Ardesia", and started drawing using only my mouse. First time using this program too. Obviously, if you have a tablet and or drawing pad and pen, it would be better. I could have hidden my desktop icons, and my taskbar as well. I did not know it has its own recording ability, so I used another desktop recorder (byzanz) for this forum reply. Just click the box below to view it.
video using "Ardesia" - very cool desktop drawing program - ex. of whiteboard-ing
video using "Ardesia" - very cool desktop drawing program - ex. of whiteboard-ing

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