Thought I’d ask for some collective feedback after being hard rejected, I’m no stranger to hard rejects and probably have a 50% success rate with Videohive but this one was a real surprise.
I think my project is very useful and powerful but maybe the reviewer didn’t understand it? It creates whiteboard style animations from text layers and masks, and although Videohive does have lots of whiteboard animation kits and stock footage, it doesn’t have anything as flexible as this.
The promo video is here:
Let me explain: this is not a “normal” template. It doesn’t actually come with an After Effects composition set up. 99% of this project is actually a custom After Effects script that creates animations / compositions for you. You type in text with text layers, or draw artwork with masks (of course you can copy masks from Illustrator).
Then you press a button and the entire animation is created for you - automatically. The script traces the outlines of all text, all masks, calculates all the mask durations and sequences all keyframes. It will create a write-on animation at any resolution, any duration.
There are people on Videohive selling individually animated fonts for whiteboard animations - this project is WAY more flexible. You can use any font, any text layer, laid out in any style, and the script converts it to a write-on animation. I am not exaggerating when I say that this script can let you do a days work with only a few clicks of a mouse.
Not sure what to do next. This isn’t a conventional After Effects project where the design is subjective. This is mostly a complex After Effects script that does a lot of tedious work automatically. It’s not like I can improve the script - it does what it does. I see value in it, the reviewer did not. I’m not convinced the reviewer really experimented with it or took time to understand what it did. Maybe the promo video doesn’t explain it very well?
The reviewer said it “doesn’t bring much new” - but I disagree. I haven’t seen anything else like it.
What do you all think?