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Adding frame animations

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Adding frame animations

In addition to panning and zooming in Prezi, you can set up objects to fade in, in a set sequence within a frame. This is similar to Slide Build you might be familiar with in PowerPoint or Keynote. I use Frame Animations a lot. They help to keep the overall view of your Prezi free of clutter, and they give you greater control over how you reveal objects and information. They're especially helpful when using Flash animations, as you'll see, since those animations loop endlessly, and you can use frame animations to hide them until you're ready to show them. Unlike PowerPoint or Keynote, you currently only have one animation style to choose from in Prezi, the fade in.

When you add a frame animation to an object, it won't be visible in present mode until you reach that frame and then fade it in. After it appears, it stays visible for the rest of your presentation. Let's add a frame animation to our example Prezi. Here we are in the editor, and let's select a frame that needs animating. I think this org chart here needs a little bit of life. So let's click on that. That zooms us in. Now if you want items to appear at the same time, you would group them before setting up the animation. So, let's set this up here. Let's group some of these items. I'm going to zoom out slightly here, using my scroll wheel.

So, I'm going to click on clothing and then I'm going to shift >select on its frame and group those together by clicking Group. And here, I'm going to do the same thing for Home. Click on these. I'm also going to change that rotation here so it matches the other frame, and group those together. And now, we're ready to animate. So we'll go over to the Frame's view. Right-click on the frame, and choose Animate Frame Contents. So the Animation Window opens, isolating our frame, and now we just go through and click on the elements that we want to fade in, in the order that we want them to appear.

So I'll start out with this arrow first, and then Clothing and then Home. Then to preview the animation, we just click this little play button here and it will show us what it's going to look like. And if I like it, I'll click Done. If you don't, there are a couple of things you can do. You can remove one from the path by just mousing over its little star and hitting the x, and then you can add it back again by clicking on the item. Or you can remove all animations by clicking the Reset button here in the upper left.

There's one thing to note. There's currently no way to change the order of the elements. You'll just have to reset them and start over. So I think this is good. I'll click Done, and now let's present to see this animation in action. And as I advance through the Prezi, you can see that the animation works. So let's exit out of present mode. And there's one more thing I want to animate, and that's our flash animation, that crazy little blinking arrow that won't stop down here. I'll go back to home view so I can see it. I'll right-click on the path item and choose Animate Frame Contents.

Again I've got my animation window. And I'll choose the type first, and then the arrow. And let's take a look at that. So, as you can see, frame animations give you much more fine tune control over your reveals, helping you sequence your story even more effectively.

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Up and Running with Prezi

47 video lessons · 22733 viewers

Lisa Larson-Kelley
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  1. 5m 5s
    1. Welcome
      39s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 14s
    3. Following along in this course
      2m 35s
    4. Dealing with updates
      37s
  2. 8m 24s
    1. What makes a good prezi?
      2m 48s
    2. Planning your presentation
      2m 47s
    3. Best practices
      2m 49s
  3. 7m 22s
    1. Understanding the online editor
      1m 22s
    2. Using the Prezi desktop
      6m 0s
  4. 19m 9s
    1. Creating an account
      2m 33s
    2. Creating prezis
      4m 15s
    3. Understanding the interface
      8m 9s
    4. Navigating the interface
      1m 3s
    5. Moving, scaling, and rotating with the Transformation tool
      2m 4s
    6. Understanding Home view
      1m 5s
  5. 10m 55s
    1. Using the Theme Wizard
      4m 45s
    2. Understanding 3D backgrounds
      1m 49s
    3. Importing from PowerPoint
      4m 21s
  6. 21m 25s
    1. Creating text
      4m 10s
    2. Creating frames
      3m 16s
    3. Drawing shapes
      5m 27s
    4. Adding diagrams
      4m 5s
    5. Adding web links
      4m 27s
  7. 11m 54s
    1. Rotating and aligning elements
      5m 3s
    2. Layering elements
      1m 28s
    3. Grouping elements
      5m 23s
  8. 24m 23s
    1. Inserting images
      6m 43s
    2. Inserting video
      5m 3s
    3. Inserting sound
      1m 59s
    4. Inserting Flash files
      2m 54s
    5. Inserting files
      2m 23s
    6. Organizing assets
      1m 35s
    7. Navigating and rearranging with paths
      3m 46s
  9. 5m 29s
    1. Autoplaying the presentation
      1m 52s
    2. Adding frame animations
      3m 37s
  10. 5m 34s
    1. Editing with others in Prezi Meeting
      3m 43s
    2. Presenting remotely
      1m 51s
  11. 10m 2s
    1. Publishing your prezi
      2m 1s
    2. Configuring privacy settings
      2m 36s
    3. Embedding a prezi in a web site
      1m 59s
    4. Downloading a portable prezi
      3m 26s
  12. 9m 5s
    1. Approaches to presenting
      3m 6s
    2. Presenting from a browser
      1m 8s
    3. Portable prezis
      1m 21s
    4. Presenting from the desktop
      1m 43s
    5. Using Smart Zoom
      1m 47s
  13. 54s
    1. Next steps
      54s

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