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Custom SVG Files and how they are drawn

I was hoping someone might be able to help shed some light on how VideoScribe determines how to draw an my svg file -specifically which order it will draw which lines.  I'm guessing that it has something to do with the order of my layers in illustrator?  I was hoping to have a more definitive answer though so we can better anticipate how a graphic is drawn as it's being created for a project.

Start with very simple drawings and test them in videoscribe until you understand the rules. Start by making only BASIC stroked paths (with no styles applied) in a single layer using the pen or pencil tool. videoscribe will draw them in the same order (from the bottom to the top of the layers list).

anything else that you add in your SVG may have different rules that affect the drawing order, or may not draw well:
stroked paths are drawn first, filled paths appear last.
if different colors overlap, the top color always shows
if you have layers nested within other layers, that changes the drawing order

related thread with more detailed explanations:Making SVG Images Draw Well (2017 update)

-Mike (videoscribe user)

 


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