How to Create Whiteboard Animations with Renderforest

How to Create Whiteboard Animations with Renderforest

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2 Jan 2019

Whiteboard Animations are a cool and innovative way of communicating different types of messages through hand-drawn style videos.

They are also incredibly effective marketing tools. You can tell stories or showcase your products, services, and ideas in a unique way. With the help of whiteboard animations, you can easily get your message across to your audience or prospects.

Why should you use whiteboard animations?

  • Whiteboard animations are fun. The secret is the characters. They are amusing and entertaining and can have a strong impact on the viewer.
  • Whiteboard animations are flexible. You can use them wherever you want, whether it is your homepage or social page.
  • Whiteboard animations are easy to recall. It is a good way for you to be remembered. In this case, your customers will remember you and your product through your animated video.
  • Whiteboard animations are shareable. The best thing about video and, in particular, whiteboard animation is that they can get shared and promoted by your followers and customers on any social media as great content.

Ok, now it's the high time for us to jump from the brief intro to the practical part.

What about creating a whiteboard animation video with Renderforest?

To get started, you need to sign up or sign in, if you already have an account.

Go to our "Video Templates" library and choose the "Promotional" category.

Whiteboard Animation Tutorial

Then, pick the Whiteboard Animation ToolkitIt's the best solution for creating something deep and detailed. This template includes more than 450 interactive scenes with character animations, various icons, backgrounds, environments, and more. It also has customizable presets, which will make it easier for you to create whiteboard videos for your services, business, startup, company, etc.

Click on "Create Now" to start picking scenes, music, and texts for your video.

Whiteboard Animation Template

Here you have two options: you can either pick a preset or create your own video from scratch using hundreds of scenes designed for various situations. If your video is not specific, you can choose one of our beautifully designed presets by clicking “Load a Preset”. Or, add your script to automatically generate a video.

Whiteboard Animation Video Editor

Choose the one you need for your video and start editing your video scene by scene. You can always alter the scenes, add new ones or delete the ones you don't need. 

Whiteboard Animation Video Presets

When it comes to making a video from scratch by combining different scenes, the hardest part can be making up a story. But once you have a story in your mind, everything will become a lot easier. All you need to do is to choose the scenes and the characters you need.

Click on “Add a Scene” button and start creating your unique video. Here you can find a large catalog of categorized scenes with characters, background animations, typography, healthcare and sport, transport, internet and social media, image and video holders, and more.

Whiteboard Animation Video Scenes

Add the scenes you need to craft your video. Select the preferred scene, choose “Insert scene”. The selected scenes will appear on your dashboard in your selected order and later on, you can change the order or delete the scenes you don't need.

Whiteboard Animation Dashboard

Click on a text holder to edit the texts.

Whiteboard Animation - Add Texts

To add a video, you can use a scene with a video holder. There are several options for adding a video: upload from your device, insert the link of the video, choose an already uploaded video from the "Media Library" or find a stock video from our "Stock Footage" library.

Whiteboard Animation - Add Video

You can also add images by clicking on an image holder. You can upload images from your device, insert an image URL, or choose a previously uploaded image from the "Media Library".

Whiteboard Animation - Add Image

Once you edited the scenes, choose the style of your whiteboard animation video. 

Whiteboard Animation Video Style

Then, choose the main color.

Whiteboard Animation Color

When you finish adding and editing all the scenes of your whiteboard animation, it's time to pick a perfect music track for your video. Go to “Music” to choose a track from our "Music Library" or upload one from your storage. 

Whiteboard Animation - Add Music

You can also add a voice over.

Whiteboard Animation - Add Voiceover

Congratulations! Your video is ready. Let's click “Preview” to see what we've got.

If you are satisfied with the result, you can buy the video with higher quality. All the details about our pricing options you can find here.

Whiteboard Animation Video Preview

It will only take a couple of minutes.

Whiteboard Animation Video Rendering

You can find your projects by simply going to “My Videos” page, clicking on your name and choosing “My Videos” from the dropdown list.

Here are some video examples for you:


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Our tutorials are created to help you use Renderforest more effectively. Follow the tutorials step by step and you will have amazing videos to be proud of.

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