Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Plotagon Story is the personal version that comes with 2 scenes and 6 characters (with others available for in-app purchase), and users can only publish their completed videos to the Plotagon community and YouTube. Plotagon Studio, on the other hand, includes over 150 scenes (and counting) and dozens of standard characters, and you can save your completed videos to your hard drive or camera roll to share in your private network. Additionally, the Plotagon Studio license gives you the right to incorporate Plotagon movies into commercial products, including advertisements, training materials, and content.
Plotagon Studio is a downloadable application for Mac and Windows. See the release notes of our Download page for more information.
The Plotagon application User Interface is in English, and it includes two Acapela English-language Text To Speech voices and two other Acapela voices of your choice. But the User Interface is so easy and intuitive that only a basic knowledge of English is necessary to use the application. In fact, people all around the world are using Plotagon in a wide range of languages by recording their own voices, and others are using it to teach new languages.
Plotagon Studio for Mac and Windows exports MP4 videos in 720p resolution. It can also export short GIFs.
Plotagon Studio offers you three options to meet accessibility or translation requirements: Subtitles off, embedded subtitles, or a separate .SRT file so you can sync your subtitles later.
Plotagon has a simple, intuitive User Interface that novices can master with almost no learning curve. The Plotagon application won the coveted Red Dot Award for Communication Design in 2015. Creating characters is as simple as clicking on facial attributes (hair style, skin color, etc.), clothing, and accessories. Making a film is just as easy, with a screenplay-like interface and drag-and-drop ordering.
Yes, you can! Once you type in your dialogue, you can click the microphone icon to either a) record your voice, or b) import an audio file. Plotagon will automatically sync the characters lips to the sound of your voice—no matter what language you or your actors are speaking!
Each scene only includes two characters, but by combining scenes that show two sides of the same room, you can put up to four characters in the same place. Learn how on the Plotagon Studio blog.
Each Plotagon film resides locally on the user’s hard drive, offering maximum security and processing speed. However, thanks to the Plot Import/Export and Voice Import functions you can collaborate with colleagues to create your movie.
Our in-house team of artists and designers can either customize existing content with your logos, colors, and branding, or create original material from the ground up to your specifications. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a quote.
Apart from the purchase information, the only information we collect is the email address associated with each user account. All other information—including the characters, scripts, and completed movies—remains on your users’ machines.
Visit our Password Reset page, and we will email you a new temporary password. You can then log in to our admin site to create a new password that you will remember.
We are happy to help! Visit our Support page to find the answers to common questions or submit a question.
Each Plotagon Studio license allows you to save your completed movies to disk as an MP4 movie file that you can share with your colleagues, publish for your clients or customers, or even import the completed file into a movie editor or presentation application to include in a larger film.
Plotagon accepts credit card and wire transfer payments.
Plotagon is a fun application for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows that lets anyone create animated videos in seconds. Write your story, choose characters, and press play.
The iPhone and iPad version is available on the App Store, and the Android version in the Google Play Store. The Mac and Windows versions are available here on our website.
Plotagon Story is free to download and use. It includes four preinstalled characters and two preinstalled scenes, and you can download additional characters and scenes for free. Then you can buy even more characters and scenes through our in-application store.
On iPhone and iPad, you buy characters and scenes as In-App Purchases using your Apple ID. On Android you use your Google Play Store account. On Mac and Windows, the first time you make a purchase you will be asked to enter your credit card details on our website.
Yes you can! Characters and scenes are tied to your Plotagon account, no matter where you bought them. If you are on a new device, log into your account and go to the Store tab and click Purchases and then Restore Purchases.
Plotagon is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, and Windows. The videos you create and publish can be viewed on any computer or mobile on plotagon.com.
The user interface of Plotagon is in English, but it is so easy that only a basic knowledge of English is necessary to use the app. Plotagon comes with male and female English-language digital voices, and we have dozens of other voices in a range of languages available for purchase. Learn more about our range of digital voices from the Acapela Group. You can also record your voice, and the application will sync the characters lips to the sound of your voice in any language.
If you plan on creating videos for business or commercial purposes we recommend that you use Plotagon Studio instead. Plotagon Studio includes advanced content and features as well as commercial rights to the movies you make.
You need an account to be able to publish and share your videos.
If you can’t remember the password for your account you can get a new one here. Please note that you need an email address connected to your account.
The possible length of your plot varies depending on the device you are using. This is related to the size of the generated video file in combination with the amount of memory on your device. If you want to tell an epic story, try making into shorter episodes instead.
You need to be online to log in to the app, to purchase content, and to publish your animated video. But while you are creating there is no need to be online.
Your draft is saved locally on your device’s hard drive, which means that you have to continue working on it on the same device.
If you are on a Mac or PC they will, but if you are on an iPhone, iPad or an Android device please note that your drafts will disappear if you delete and reinstall the app. Updating the iPhone, iPad or Android app should not affect your drafts.
There are several ways to publish your videos.
1. With our Universal Export function, you can save an MP4 file to your device’s hard drive or camera roll. From there, you can share them with friends, with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other social media or video-sharing services.
2. You can also share your video with the Plotagon Community. Each video also gets its own public URL, for example plotagon.com/20312, so you can share it with people who don’t have Plotagon.
3. When publishing your animated video on Plotagon, you have the option to also upload it to YouTube. The first time you will be asked to connect your YouTube account to your Plotagon account.
As a part of the title, you can add hashtags to make it easier for other people to find your video. To make a hashtag, just write something with the hash sign (#) in front of it, like #yolo, and it will automatically become a tag.
Go to the Discover tab. Search for interesting hashtags or users. Also go through the Staff Picks, Latest and Popular videos. If you find someone interesting just follow them and as soon as they have created a new video it will show up in your feed.
In your profile. You can also find them by logging into your account on the Plotagon website. The videos will also show up in your feed under the Home tab.
No, not currently. To replace an old video, you have to publish a new version of it, and delete the old version. You can however edit the title of a video after it is published.
Plotagon Education is a separate app that has been adapted to the needs of a school environment and therefore requires a separate login.
Plotagon Education’s special pricing is available to teachers and administrators at accredited public and private schools (preschool through postgraduate university). Business, government, and nonprofit customers seeking to use Plotagon for corporate training, advertising, and content, including educational products, should use Plotagon Studio. All other users should use Plotagon Story.
We accept credit card and wire transfer payments.
Plotagon Education has a simple, highly visual interface that novices can master with almost no learning curve. This is partly why we won the coveted Red Dot Award for Communication Design in 2015 and the SIIA Innovation Award in 2016. Creating characters is as simple as clicking on facial attributes (hair style, skin color, etc.), clothing and accessories. Making a film is just as easy, with a screenplay-like interface and drag-and-drop ordering.
This is part of what makes Plotagon Education so easy to use. The app automatically switches the focus of the scene between the two characters, eliminating the need to select camera cues.
Each Plotagon Education film resides locally on the user’s hard drive, offering maximum security and processing speed. Two users in the same location can collaborate on a single film by creating characters, writing a script, and recording separate voices on the same device.
Each Plotagon Education license allows you to save your completed movies to disk (or, on a mobile device, Save to Camera Roll). Once you do this, you will have an MP4 movie file that you can share with your students or colleagues as your school permits: on a local network, Learning Management System, USB, etc. You can even import the completed file into a movie editor app to include it in a larger film.
When you purchase a Plotagon Education license for more than one user, you will receive a login to our Admin site. There you can create new users and change passwords. You can then distribute these usernames and passwords to your teachers and students so they can log in to the Plotagon Education app.
Each Plotagon Education user receives an individual login that is tied to his or her content, so you can add new users during the term of your annual license (up to the maximum number of user licenses you have purchased) but you cannot swap them during the term. For that reason, we offer an affordable set of pricing options for large numbers of students.
The Plotagon application User Interface is in English, and it includes two Acapela English-language Text To Speech voices. However, the User Interface is so easy and intuitive that only a basic knowledge of English is necessary to use the application. In fact, people all around the world are using Plotagon in a wide range of languages by recording their own voices, and others are using it to teach new languages.
Yes, you can! Once you type in your dialogue, you can click the microphone icon to record your voice. Plotagon Education will automatically sync the characters lips to the sound of your voice – no matter what language you are speaking!
Plotagon Education have versions for macOS (Mac), 64-bit Windows versions, iOS (iPhone & iPad) and Android (phones and tablets, and Android-compatible Chromebooks). Learn more about running Plotagon Education on Chromebooks.
Not at this time. Plotagon Education uses such sophisticated graphics technology, it is necessary to run as a downloaded app.
Plotagon is pleased to launch the first educational Android application that is specifically optimized for Android-compatible Chromebooks. Users can log into Plotagon Education using their Google Education Single Sign On logins and save their characters and movies to their Google Drive accounts. Google has published some information to help you run Android on your Chromebook. Also see this detailed list of supported models and information to learn how to set it up for your school.
We are happy to help! Visit our Support page for answers to common questions or to contact our Support team.
Every device on which you wish to use Plotagon Education must have a username in the form of an email account. Users of Android-compatible Chromebooks can sign into each machine with their Google Education login, which will save all their characters and movies to their Google Drive account rather than to the local hard drive.
Once you purchase a valid license, you can connect it to your school’s Google Education or Microsoft Education account.