Guide to Synthesia Stock Avatars

Learn all about our Stock Avatars, including where to find them and the latest releases.

Updated over a week ago

What Are Stock Avatars?

In short, stock avatars are created from video footage of real actors who have given their consent. Our personal and corporate plans include a large selection of avatars, and you can find more details here.

If you would like to learn more about the creation of avatars, check out this short video.

Additionally, you can create a custom avatar that resembles your own likeness. For more information on custom avatars, please refer to this guide.


Where do I find the Stock Avatars?

To view all available stock avatars included in your plan, select the Avatar button in the left-hand side menu of your Synthesia.

Once selected, you will be presented with all available avatars for your plan, as shown below.

From here, you can preview your avatar to better understand how it will sound and look in motion, and test different languages. To do so, hover over the avatar and select the Play button, as shown below.

Your avatar will automatically narrate in English. However, you can also choose to preview your avatar in German, Spanish, Italian, and French.

At the preview avatar stage, you cannot alter the script that the avatar narrates. This functionality exists to showcase how your selected avatar will look and sound in motion. You can create your own script when creating your video.

Please note that from time to time, some of our avatars may be permanently removed from the platform and replaced with newer ones. We strongly recommend using our Custom Avatar or WebCam Avatar offering if you want to build your brand around a specific avatar. This will guarantee access to that specific avatar longterm.


How to replace an Avatar in a scene

If an avatar you have used is no longer available, you will notice it is no longer accessible within your Synthesia. However, you can still use your video by replacing the avatar with another one from the vast selection that is still available.

Simply select the Avatar on your canvas, and click the Replace Avatar option located on the right of the screen.

The list of current available avatars will appear, allowing you to replace your previous avatar with a new one. Once selected you will have the option at the bottom of your script box to update your avatar in all scenes on your project.

Simply select Change all as shown below and your new avatar selection will update on all scenes for that project.


Want to learn more?

Want to learn about our new expressive Avatar? You can do so here.

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