I have created SVG's using the pencil tool in Illustrator. When I import them to VideoScribe the points where the lines intersect appears before that section is drawn. Is there any way to avoid this? I have attached a screenshot so you can see what I mean.
I'm only using the trial version so this may be a limitation.
It wouldn't be a limitation on the trial version: you would get the same result with a Pro licence.
It looks to me like the 'reveal' of the hand is wider than the width of the line. I'd like to take a look at the SVG, to find out why: I guess it's either something to so with the way the SVG was made or how VideoScribe is reads it.
You could try increasing width of the stroke in the SVG?
Here's a bit more info on saving preferences in Adobe Illustrator hot off the press..
In CS4 I opened your image and saved as 'embed' rather than 'link' for image location: that drew the lines nice and think, as they look in illustrator, with no bumps:
in the latest Illustrator () there are yet more options: here's a slightly updated screenshot to the one above: note that 'embed' is ticked and also 'output fewer <tspan> elements' is unticked. We have found that this latest option often returns images that draw with really thin lines that then get bigger when the image is finished (rather like grouping often does):
In this screenshot you can see the original image (thinnest, in the top left), the one saved in CS4 (thickest in top right) as well as this one, saved in the latest Illustrator: CC 2014 (although the option exists in all CC)
I hope that helps some more..
I ran into the same problem with illustrator cc 2014. I regressed to Illustrator cc and the intersection where the line crosses itself was eliminated.
I tried the above suggestions, but am still running into the problem of intersecting lines appearing in the svg.
I originally created my illustration in Illustrator CC2014. Ran into problems. Then found the above answers and recreated the illustration in Illustrator CS6 making sure I followed the SVG Options noted in the post above. Each time, I saw what I would call little artifacts of the lines yet to be drawn. I've attached a jpeg of a screen grab from the VideoScribe playback. You'll notice the artifacts at the base of the babies diaper.
I also noted in the playback that where the lines did intersect, the hand would go back and redraw those small intersecting areas.
Hope you can help. This seems like a great program.
Makes sense. I'll give that a try. Thanks.
I just tried Ian's instructions (from 9 months ago), and it doesn't work with CC 2014 in its latest incarnation. I'm still getting the "bumps" at every intersection, and it's also misdrawing a few of the lines (it puts the anchors in the wrong place). I've attached both the SVG and the scribe. Note the bumps as it draws, and note the extra garbage that it draws at the bottom of the "k" and the "p" (there are two anchors at the bottom of both of those letters, but videoscribe isn't rendering them properly).
This is something that our development team are still looking into.
I have been able to recreate the issue when creating SVGs using Illustrator CC 2014.
I cannot reproduce the issue when I do the same thing using Inkscape.
I have attached a sample SVG that has been created in Inkscape here and there is no unwanted reveal at the intersection whatsoever.