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Product Update: Volume Control and Facial Feature Enhancements.

Adjust Facial Feature Colors in the Contemporary Style

People come in all different colors and shapes, and we constantly strive to better allow each individual to be able to represent themselves within Vyond Studio. With this in mind, we’ve updated facial features in the Contemporary Style. You can now change the colors of noses, mouths, and other facial feature outlines  in the Contemporary Character Creator to better highlight features against any color skin tone. 

Enhanced Volume Control Settings

We’ve made a few enhancements to make it faster and easier to adjust volume in the audio settings panel.

1) Keyboard shortcut

When an audio clip is selected, you can open the audio settings panel with a keyboard shortcut:
Windows: Ctrl + Shift + A
Mac: Cmd + Shift + A

2) Adjust Volume From Dropdown List

Just like selecting font sizes, you can now choose your volume level from a list. You can still type in a number into the field if you want to adjust to a custom volume.

3) Persistent Volume Control Panel

As well as making it easier to open up the audio settings panel, now it’s more convenient to adjust multiple tracks. When you click between audio tracks, the panel will stay open. The panel remains open even if you split a track.

New Content – Actions and Props

We’re always adding new content to Vyond Studio. This month, we’ve added many new daily life props and actions, including: 

  • Scratching actions and insects (Business Friendly): 10 props, 3 actions for Adults and Kids
  • Scratching actions and insects (Contemporary): 4 props, 3 actions 
  • Throwing garbage (Business Friendly): 1 prop, 2 actions for Adults and Kids
  • Throwing garbage (Contemporary): 1 prop, 2 actions
  • Lanyard (Business Friendly): 2 props
  • Lanyard (Contemporary): 1 prop
  • Sanitation (Business Friendly): 4 stock characters, 1 lower outfit item and 1 footwear item for the Character Creator
  • Animated eyes (Contemporary): 10 props
    These props and actions can be found in this video template

  • Carrying a bag (Business Friendly): 8 actions, 1 prop
  • Carrying a bag (Contemporary): 8 actions, 2 props
  • Long cane (Business Friendly): 12 actions, 1 prop
  • Long cane (Contemporary): 6 actions, 1 prop
  • Brown cane (Business Friendly): 1 action
  • Brown cane (Contemporary): 1 action
  • Hospitality (Business Friendly): 4 actions including wiping table, placing food 
  • Hospitality (Contemporary): 3 actions
  • Cleaning hands (Business Friendly): 2 actions, 25 props
  • Cleaning hands (Contemporary): 2 actions
    These props and actions can be found in this video template 

Featured Help Center Articles

How do I add a face mask to my character?
With COVID being at the top of everyone’s mind, many people have been wondering how to add a face mask to their character. Take a look at this article for step-by-step instructions. 

How do I replace a character action or facial expression?
Characters have hundreds of actions and expressions to allow you to create exactly the emotional impact your scene needs. Take a look at this article to learn more about picking exactly the right one.

Can I add a transparent background to my Vyond video?
While you can’t natively add a transparent background to your videos in Vyond Studio, take a look at this help center article for a useful workaround.