Learn How to Add Animations to Video in 6 Simple Steps

Video animation plays a vital role in viewer engagement. As a video producer, you need to know where to include animations (both animated overlays and animated transitions). Here is how you can add animation to video in 6 easy steps:

STEP 1: Sign up for Rocketium

If you haven’t already, head over to Rocketium and create an account.

create a new account on rocketium or login to your existing account

Rocketium is a video editor that lets you add animation to video. Using Rocketium, you can upload your video footage and select over 300+ animations. These are divided into animated overlays and animated transitions.

STEP 2: Go to the Editor

Once logged in, you will be redirected to the Editor. Here you can start creating your video. This is what you will see:

how to add text and images in the rocketium video editor

Note: Selecting multiple media files automatically adds them to different scenes.

STEP 3: Add your text, images, and video footage

Once your content is finalized, click Preview in the top right. This is how your screen will look once you’ve got the content in place:

how to get to the animation tab in styling and preview your video in rocketium

Hit the ‘Customize Video’ button to open styling options.

how to add animations to a video

STEP 4: Select ‘Animations’ to add animations to video

Click on ‘Video Settings’ and then select ‘Animations’.

selecting the animations options in video styling

Clicking that introduces you to 2 types of animations: Animated Overlays and Animated Transitions.

options of animated overlays and animated transitions for scenes

Here you will find a rich collection of transitions and overlays that are custom made by a handpicked team of experienced designers and video editors.

NOTE: All animations are free to use

STEP 5: Click ‘EXPORT’

Once you’ve previewed your video and have finalized the styles, click on Export to publish your video.

Export your animated video

STEP 6: View and download your video from the Dashboard

Once you export your video, you will be redirected automatically to the Dashboard. From here you can view the video, download it or share it to social media directly.

view, share or download your video directly

Video animation basics: What is an animated overlay?

An animated overlay is a sequence of animated video clips that are sometimes put in an indefinite loop. It is termed as an overlay because you place this sequence on top of the media content of your video.

Here is an example:

adding animation to video for overlay

What are animated transitions?

Another type of video animation is an animated transition. When you place a video clip or animated video footage in between two scenes of a video, it is termed as an animated transition.

Here is an example:

adding animation to video for overlay


Rocketium is an online DIY tool to make videos and add animations. Over 80,000 businesses from 40 different countries use Rocketium to create videos in multiple languages, work in teams, and grow their business through engaging social media content.

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