Avatars

Learn how to select and change position of your avatar in Synthesia STUDIO.

Before you get started:

  • To see our full avatar selection, click here.
  • To learn more about custom avatars, click here.
  • Please note that some avatars are available only on our corporate plan.


Learn how to:

  1. Select an avatar
  2. Change avatar style 
  3. Export only the avatar
  4. Synthesia avatars 2.0 (beta release)

Select an avatar

There are 2 ways you can access and select an avatar in Synthesia STUDIO.

From the Avatars tab

You can browse the entire selection of avatars by clicking on the Avatars tab in the right side menu on the home page.



From here, you can also preview an avatar in a few languages. When you've made your choice, simply click on Create video with this avatar.



From the video creation area

You can browse through and select an avatar by clicking on Avatars icon on the right side tool bar.

Avatar styles


You can choose between 3 avatar styles - full body, circle and voice only. You can mix and match between different styles to make your video more engaging.


If you have tried several avatars in your video and now you want to replace them all with one, you can do that quickly by selecting it, and clicking Replace All Avatars.


Export only the avatar

You can't export an avatar with a transparent background (no alpha channel). However, you can choose our green screen background and remove the background with another video editing tool.

Synthesia avatars 2.0 (beta release)

The new generation of Synthesia avatars is now available in beta on all accounts. The features are available for two avatars - Anna and Jonathan.

Watch the video below to learn about the updates. 


The key updates:

  1. Natural idling during pauses
    The avatar will idle naturally during breaks and pauses. No more gulping during breaks and pauses.

  2. Head nods
    The avatar will start and end a sentence with a natural head nod, adding a natural touch to the audio narration. 

  3. Seamless transitions
    The avatar will start and end a sentence on the same frame, making transitions between slides unnoticeable. 

Frequently asked questions:

  • When are the rest of the avatars going to be updated?

We will gradually update all Synthesia avatars. We will inform you once the rest of the avatars are updated.

  • Are the custom avatars going to be updated as well?

Yes, the custom avatars will also be updated. However, this will take some time and we will inform you once the updates are available for your custom avatar.

  • Are the existing videos automatically updated with the new version of the avatar?

No, your existing videos will not be automatically updated. However, we encourage you to re-render your existing videos with the new avatars.

  • Will you reimburse me the video credit for updating an existing video with the new avatars?

Yes! We will reimburse you the credits for re-rendering an existing video with the new Anna  (beta) and Jonathan (beta) avatars. Feel free to try them out!