Applying and adjusting animations

You can apply animations to any visual in a scene and change a visual's position, size, cropping, orientation, and opacity. Descript comes with preset animations that you can adjust, or you can create a custom animation from scratch. You can also apply animations to text and captions to adjust their position or orientation.

How to add or remove an animation

Screenshot of Descript editor with steps for adding an animation to a visual.

  1. Select the visual in your Canvas.
  2. Select the + icon in the Animation section to add your animation.
  3. Press the icon next to remove the animation.

Customizing an animation

How to adjust your animation's length and properties

  1. Choose a visual from the Canvas. If you haven't already, add an animation to your visual.
  2. Activate the animation mode by selecting Animation_mode_icon.png in the Properties Panel to enable animation mode. Note that when you add an animation, Descript will automatically enable animation mode.
  3. To adjust the duration of the animation, Click and drag either keyframe from the TImeline.
  4. Select the start or end keyframe, and adjust its properties from the Properties Panel.
  5. To exit animation mode, press Esc or re-click Animation_mode_icon.png.

Screenshot of Descript editor with steps for adjusting an animation.


Once you've added an animation to a visual layer, you’ll customize the animation's duration and properties using keyframes. Each animation has two keyframes that set your visual layer's start and end property values.
Screenshot of the Timeline with red circles around a layer's keyframes.
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