Looking for a way to distinguish your infographic from the millions of others floating around on the Internet? Adding animation and interactivity to your infographic is the perfect way to not only engage your target audience, but quickly catch their attention right from the outset.
Most DIY infographic tools make it easy to create your own stunning visuals within minutes, but few provide the means to add animation and interactivity. With Visme, you can do both–create beautiful static infographics or, if you choose, animated ones with interactive elements that take viewers to other Web pages, allow them to complete quizzes and surveys or even watch videos within the infographic.
In this brief tutorial, we teach you how to easily create an animated infographic with Visme that is sure to impress your audience.
Here we go…
First things first. Easily create a Visme account by going to www.visme.co and clicking the “Get Started Now” button. Just enter your email, name and password and you’re good to go. Then, click on the “Create New Visme” button on the top left corner and name your project.
Next, select the Infographics options to view all the available, ready-to-use templates or create an infographic from scratch. In this case, we chose a friendly, eye-catching template on the benefits of blogging.
Once you’ve chosen the ideal template for your content needs and design preferences, you can insert your own text by simply clicking on the text boxes and typing in the words.
You can start animating the objects in your header by simply clicking on the text box or icon, clicking on the “Animate This Object” option from the top bar and choosing one of the six different animation effects from the drop-down menu.
For our infographic, we decided to use the “Fly From Top” effect for the headline and introductory text. Next, in the same drop-down menu, we set it to enter the stage at 1 second and clicked “Ok.” Then, we applied the “Pop Out” effect for each of the icons below the text and set them to appear at 2 seconds.
Next, we applied the same “Fly From Top” effect to the subheaders in the sections below, as well as the “Pop Out” effect for some of the titles.
One easy trick for adding an animation to change the color of the background is to click the background shape, duplicate it by pressing the “Copy” button on the pop-out menu and changing it to a different color. You can then press the “Layers” button to place it behind the text and icons.
Next, animate this object by applying the “Fade Out” effect from the “Exit Stage” options. Hit “Preview”, and you’ll see how the color gradually transforms into the final hue.
You can also add a sort of opening-curtain effect by clicking the “Shapes” icon on the left toolbar, clicking on the “Shapes” category and inserting a square. Resize it to cover the entire length of the infographic and change its color to black or any other color you desire.
You can add a bit of transparency by clicking on the “Effects” option from the pop-out menu and reducing the opacity. Next, choose the “Fly to Left” animation effect from the “Exit Stage” options and set it to occur at 0 seconds. Click on “Preview,” and you’ll see how this simulates a curtain opening before the headline and introduction pop out on stage.
Finally, you can add interactive quizzes or surveys created with any third-party tool by simply clicking on the iframe icon on the left toolbar and inserting the embed code.
Also, you can insert videos into your infographic by clicking on the video icon on the left toolbar and inserting the video’s URL. Then, resize and reposition as needed.
Make any of the objects or elements in your infographic interactive by clicking on them, selecting the “Link” option from the pop-out menu and inserting the URL of the page or site you want to take your visitors to.
For example, in our infographic, we linked each of the social media icons at the bottom to their respective pages.
And here is what the infographic looks like in Preview mode:
What about your animated infographic? We would love to hear about your experience creating your first animated infographic with Visme. Or if you have any questions on how to replicate a certain effect, don’t hesitate to drop us a line in the comments section below.
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