About Vyond

Vyond is a cloud-based animation solution designed to help organizations create professional animated videos for training, marketing, and HR purposes. Key features include team collaboration, asset management, data visualization, remote access, data import, and a whiteboard tool.

The application enables businesses to create brand-specific, customizable videos using a library of templates, sounds, or props, as well as publish them on social media channels and LMS platforms. Marketers can use Vyond to generate promotional video ads or messages, and build campaigns such as product explainers and animated GIFs for targeted audiences. It lets designers prepare dynamic content using multiple styles/characters, and enables users to add animation through realistic movements, actions, and automated lip-synchronization.

Vyond provides administrators with tools to grant role-based permissions among users, automate logout for inactive sessions, conduct IP whitelisting, and manage video cache expiration dates. Using its drag-and-drop interface, HR managers can onboard new hires and engage employees by creating short films, and communicating brand culture.

Pricing starting from:

US$89.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania, Armenia, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sweden, Singapore, St Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$89.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Vyond: 40

  • 2D Drawing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Animation
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Custom Development
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Transfer
  • Image Library
  • Lead Capture
  • Media Import
  • Media Library
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Privacy Options
  • ROI Tracking
  • Search
  • Single Sign On
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Text Overlay
  • User Management
  • Video Content
  • Video Creation
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Voice-Over / Audio
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(226)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Juan R.
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Best Animation Software for Instrucional Designers, Freelancers, and Business Owners

Reviewed on 29/05/2022

Vyond allows me to quickly enrich training material in an absolute impressive format. It helps me...

Vyond allows me to quickly enrich training material in an absolute impressive format. It helps me to work Agile by eliminating the need to wait for Voice Over Specialist because the HQ voice-over voices sound extremely human like. On top of that, it's an amazing tool for storytelling creation, even for gamification purposes.

Pros

The animation effects are amazing, the new HQ voice-overs are impressive because they sound human like and the lip-sync is very good. The character creator could offer more options, but it certainly offers good enough variety to create a similar version of yourself or others. Combining actions like for example walking into an scene and then saying high is pretty easy to setup with motion path and you can even select in what direction the character is looking.

Cons

Every time you want to Preview and scene, you have to wait a few seconds. When using it for a long time, it would be better to refresh the web browser to reduce loading. It requires a very high-speed internet connection.

Laura G.
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Expensive but Good (and Getting Better!)

Reviewed on 18/05/2021

All of that being said, we needed to get out some informative, appealing videos out quickly for a...

All of that being said, we needed to get out some informative, appealing videos out quickly for a project, and Vyond definitely allowed me to do that, with a reasonable learning curve.

Pros

Some aspects of it are pretty easy to use -- if you design for the tool, it's easy to use; if you design for what you want and then try to use the tool to realize your design, it can be quite a bit trickier. I like that there's a decent built-in library of characters and actions and that the characters will appear to speak according to the audio. I did find it much easier to use, and more powerful, than our prior tool, VideoScribe (but it's also more than six times as expensive). My internal customers have been very happy with what I and others were able to create in Vyond and the whiteboard style videos were especially easy to create and publish. I also really like that Vyond has been enhancing their product...there was something that I was really wishing they had (motion pathing) when I was creating my videos last year and I've seen announcements that they've added that functionality since then. (I haven't used Vyond since the end of last year, since I've had other projects to deal with.)

Cons

The biggest con is probably the cost...it's expensive for this kind of product. I also dislike that it's subscription based...I prefer apps that you purchase up front (maybe paying a bit extra for a maintenance contract to allow for upgrades). In terms of functionality, one problem is that you can't make a single video file with more than ~100 scenes (if you're using one of the non-whiteboard styles) or you'll start having problems with previewing it. You have to break it into two separate videos (which isn't easy) and then knit the published mp4 files together to make it back into one video. Given this, the product should include a little video splitter/joiner utility (instead of directing folks to use a piece of freeware, which my company won't allow us to do). I also have a laundry list of improvements that Vyond could make to their product to make it even better....for example, it desperately need visibility toggles - can't get it to stop selecting stuff I don't want when working with other stuff that's near it and it also really needs to give the user some way to see layers - can't easily move things to the right layer when there are a ton of objects in the scene. There are also no views of characters from the back -- you can sometimes "fake" this, but it's not easy with all characters/character positions. There's also no way to lock an object in position (like the bookshelves I put on the wall in the scene). I have a bunch of other suggestions, but you get the gist.

Carol S.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Vyond a Great Video Creation Tool

Reviewed on 24/05/2022

I love using Vyond to create training videos and interesting presentions to keep our employees...

I love using Vyond to create training videos and interesting presentions to keep our employees engaged.

Pros

I love that Vyond gies you the option to create videos with ease and you can use cartoon or serious characters. It has also improved on text to speech which I use a lot in my video creation. I love being able to create my own characters to use in my videos.

Cons

I think that Vyond can improve on their editing features. They need to make it easy to import mp4s and be able to edit them with the transitions and animation. They need to offer more options for clothing and features when creating characters.

Response from Vyond

Carol, Thank you for your review. Feel free to connect with us directly about any features or assets you'd like us to add. Email your feedback to [email protected] or reply here.

Timothy K.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

This experience was VYOND frustrating!

Reviewed on 07/12/2019

I wholly regret the decision of purchasing this software. The extreme lack of common, everyday...

I wholly regret the decision of purchasing this software. The extreme lack of common, everyday items for props and character animations you find yourself needing, the bugs and poor customer service make it a thoroughly disappointing experience. After spending hours trying to make a two-minute video with realistic actions and props, you find yourself forced to be creative just to cope with the lack of what you assumed would be standard. If I could do it all over again, I would have tried different software.

Pros

This software has a lot of templates that can help you create videos quickly without starting from scratch. It seems to be well-suited for beginners to create very simple videos.

Cons

Let's start by talking about the bugs. Several times a day I encounter "video cannot be played" errors when trying to preview the changes I make while editing. Also several times I've been kicked out and told I need to log in again while in the middle of editing a video I had been working on for over an hour. When this happens, I lose all the progress I've made since my last save, which tends to be significant. I contacted customer support who told me "this is fairly common" and I needed to clear my cache, clear my cookies, AND restart my PC. I asked if they could extend my subscription or offer any form of compensation to make up for the lost time. They said they "can't" do anything of the sort.

So aside from the software bugs and poor customer service, let's dive into the problems with the features. At first glance, it almost seems like they have too many props, character action animations, and so forth. But once you begin to create videos with any level of detail or natural actions, you'll notice just how frustratingly limited it really is.

Say you want to create a scene where a character walks through a door. You'll find just two door props that have an open and close animation, but no static props of a matching door staying open. Nor will you find a wall prop to go with that door. Want your character to order a drink in a bar? There's no animation for walking while holding a drink. I've run into dozens of similar limitations of things that should be commonplace.

Response from GoAnimate

I'm sorry you've been frustrated with our product. Are you a subscriber, or was this during your free-trial period?

I've shared your feedback about the doors and drink holding. Please feel free to send us more feedback: [email protected]

Vyond's product features do include auto-save and version history. Like other SaaS products, our product requires you are on a stable internet connection.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A one-stop shop for all your video creation needs!

Reviewed on 22/03/2022

This cloud-based platform has made my profile stronger because I have upskilled myself in animation....

This cloud-based platform has made my profile stronger because I have upskilled myself in animation. Within 2-3 days I was accustomed with the tool and the features, which it offered. I have become a fan of this software because of its smart design thinking with a variety of templates, music, and props to offer.

Pros

Although there are two to three competitors who has similar features, but what stands out for Vyond is the smart design, which is intuitive and the user-friendly platform enables anyone to quickly learn within 2-3 days. There are plenty of templates to choose from plus there is a library of props, music, and text to speech features. The most standout feature for me is the camera angle for panning and zooming.

Cons

If there could be an option for object morphing something like square to rectangle using camera angle it would be great. If 3D objects can be rotated and if there is an option to modify color of all the props then it will make Vyond more robust and competitive.

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Vyond offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$89.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Vyond offers a 14-day free trial after which the software is available in three paid packages. Annual and monthly subscriptions are available for all versions with monthly plans starting at $49/month for "Personal", $89/month for "Business" and $159/month per seat for the "Enterprise" package. Discounted prices are available for United States federal agencies.

Vyond has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Vyond supports the following languages:

English

Vyond supports the following devices:

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Vyond offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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