Learn the skills and tricks necessary for creating a spinning globe and many other kinds of animation effects in PowerPoint. Author Heather Ackmann shows what objects and images make up the spinning globe effect in PowerPoint.
- [Narrator] What you are looking at now is a very simple effect, an animation of a spinning globe created entirely in PowerPoint. This is a classic PowerPoint animation, and being honest, there aren't too many business applications for a spinning globe, but that is besides the point here. This movie will teach you so much more than how to create a spinning globe. The goal of this movie is oh so much more important. We are going to use shapes as layers and animated motion paths to create the illusion of depth and rotation in PowerPoint; skills that can be used for a lot more than just to create a spinning globe.
So, let me exit out of this presentation here and show you how I've made this slide and give you a sneak preview of what we'll be doing in the upcoming movies. So, zooming out, you can see that there are images extending outward beyond the edges of the slides, and going up to my Home tab, all the way over to the drawing group and clicking on Arrange, and then clicking on the Selection pane here, I can hide the top most shape on the top of my slide by clicking that little eyeball there, and that way, we can see what is happening behind the scenes.
Now, we have a better idea of how this illusion was created in PowerPoint. The images are semi-transparent, and then all we have is this circle shape with a gradient placed over it to give it a spherical or 3D-ish kind of look. So, now you know how it's made and the basic structure, now it's time to begin making the shapes ourselves from scratch. Join me in the next movie, Create and Format Shapes, and I'll show you how to do just that.
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.
- List three benefits of creating animations using PowerPoint.
- Apply appropriate techniques to create and format shapes.
- Recall how to set a background image.
- Explain how to create an animation when an element of the PowerPoint slide is clicked.
- Name the tool that allows you to animate numerous text boxes quickly.
- Recognize the appropriate steps for animating and arranging layers.