Learn how PowerPoint animates light and shadows natively. Author Heather Ackmann demonstrates PowerPoint's shortcomings when it comes to light and shadows, and introduces some tips for working around those shortcomings.
- [Instructor] There are a lot of things things…that PowerPoint does well,…and then there are some areas…that have room for improvement.…Personally, I am not a huge fan…of the built in options available…within PowerPoint for lighting and shadows.…That said, there is a lot that you can do…to get around this using just your shapes,…some simple effects, and your creativity.…For example, on this slide I have drawn here…a simple circle and added a built in shape effect.…Shadow upper left.…
The problem, though, is if we animate this ball…the shadow goes with it up.…Not every realistic.…Now on the second slide here…I've done something slightly different.…I have created the ball,…but I've also created another shape here to kind of mimic…the shadow that was created…by that built in PowerPoint effect.…This is a shape, black with a transparency set to 75%.…Then I have added several animations here.…
A simple motion path to the ball,…and then a motion path and a grow emphasis animation…to this shadow.…So now, this is what we have.…
Heather begins with a primer on PowerPoint animation, helping you understand when—and when not—to incorporate animations into a presentation. She then goes into the building blocks of animating in PowerPoint: layering objects, working with background images, animating text, playing with lighting effects, and zooming with style. She shows how to animate with transitions, and walks viewers through the creation of three sample projects: a spinning globe animation, an animated timeline, and a flip-book. Heather wraps up by showing you how to put the finishing touches on a presentation by animating to music, automating playback, and exporting your PowerPoint file as a video.
- Determining when to use animation
- Creating and formatting shapes
- Applying motion paths
- Adjusting the z-order
- Adding and formatting x-ray shapes
- Animating by word
- Animating and arranging layers
- Animating with transitions
- Timing animations to music
- Exporting as a video
Skill Level Intermediate
PowerPoint 2016: Audio and Video In Depthwith Garrick Chow2h 12m Intermediate
1. Understand PowerPoint Animation
2. Layer Objects for Animation
3. X-Ray Vision with Background Images
4. Kinetic Typography
5. Make Text Shine
6. Expert Zooming
Zoom with style7m 20s
7. Animate with Transitions
8. Create a Timeline
9. Use Flip-Book Animations
10. Put It All Together
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