Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating a web page with Magic Move, part of Keynote: Builds Transitions Animations and Effects.
One of my favorite uses of Magic Move is to apply movement to a large image. Now, this could of course, just be a photo and you can create Ken Burns type animations, as you push and pull, moving around an image. But, I'm going to apply it to a web page, and in fact, a screen capture of a web page. Let me show you an easy way to pull this off. First do a simple web search. There's a bunch of free extensions available for Safari, and one of the ones that I use is called Awesome Screenshot 1.41.
This is totally free to use, and it allows you to actually create screen captures. With this done, what you're going to do is click on a button. So, let's go to a website like lynda.com for a second, and when I click the awesome Screenshot button here, I could choose to capture the entire page. And what it does now is it scrolls the page and capture that. If I click Done, you'll see it actually got the entire web page as a single graphic. This can then be easily saved by just right-clicking, and you could save that image to your desktop or your project folder, or you could drag it into Keynote and use it as a source.
That's what I've already done here. I've brought in a recent screen capture to lynda.com, and I drop that here on the page. Using the formatted spectre, I've adjusted that, so it matches the width of my page. 1920 pixels, since I'm using a wide screen presentation. The easiest thing to now do is duplicate that, and I can simply tilt to move down the page. I'm just grabbing this and pulling it up. And it goes into these other sections. And that worked well.
And then I can duplicate and on this one, I want to zoom a bit. So I'd like to zoom into the video section. So I'm going to pull that up a bit further, and adjust the width. Let's go to 5,000 pixels. And just position that by dragging. There we go. And I want to put a little bit of a spotlight on the photography and video classes as well as education. Alright. Position 1. Position 2. Position 3. Using Magic Move, we can create simple transitions.
Just select the slide and click animate, and you'll see Magic Move right near the top, and you could adjust it. I'll do a 5 second pan down, and then a 2 second zoom. Let's take that to 3, it seems a little fast. All right, so now when we play that, I can give a presentation. And with a click, I could slowly pan across the web page and show the content. And then with another click, I could easily zoom into a section that I want to discuss.
I love using this technique with web pages because I find it very useful when giving a presentation, because often times I can't get a live internet connection. So if I need to show a web page or a software demo, the use of screen captures makes it really easy to illustrate parts of that content. Plus remember the exact same technique is going to work if you drop in a large photo. So, this is a wonderful way to integrate photos or screen captures into a presentation, and really push the viewer as you move them through different parts of the interface, or different components of the image.
This is a great way to both capture their attention and direct them, to what you're talking about.
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- Working with photos
- Revealing text with animation
- Animating charts
- Creating interleaved builds
- Animating a webpage with Magic Move
- Controlling video and audio playback
- Adding slide transitions