In this video, learn how to find and insert 3D graphics objects, including animated 3D objects and make adjustments to the objects, such as sizing, positioning, rotation, and viewing angle.
- [Instructor] We all know we can add visual interest to our slides here in PowerPoint by adding graphical images. Well, there's a new option, the 3D Model, even animated versions of some 3D Models. I'm going to explore those now with a slide here in PowerPoint. You can have any slide open. I have one with a title. All we need to do now is locate those 3D Models from the Insert tab up here. Give that a click. You'll see in the Illustrations group 3D Models. Click the drop-down arrow. You'll see two options.
You can locate a specific file. So if you've downloaded, purchased, or maybe even created your own 3D Models, here's where you go to browse to them. But there's also a number to choose from online. By choosing From Online Sources with your Office 365 account, you'll see a number of different categories and models you can bring right in to your slide. And by the way, these also appear in Word for your documents and even Excel in your workbooks if you want it. Go ahead and click this. Opens up a separate window where we can search online 3D Models powered by Remix 3D.
Click in the search field if you want to search for something specific, or just browse through the different categories down below. You can see Emoji, Stickers, Avatars, Dinosaurs, Animals. Some of these have an icon in the bottom left corner indicating that this category is animated 3D Models. And as you scroll through, you can see there's quite a few to choose from here. Let's go back up and select an animated option, Animated Animals. Hopefully there's something in here that will suit our slide, and sure enough as we scroll through the list, we see our bee right here.
Notice the same icon appearing in the bottom left corner indicating this is not just a 3D Model, but it's animated as well. So we can bring in as many as we want. Just click a tile. You'll see it gets checked off or selected. And the total is getting tallied here on the Insert button. As we select other tiles, you can see that number is increasing. We can remove them the same way by selecting them again. We just want the bee. So with it selected, click Insert, and it will inserted right in the center of your slide using the default viewing angle, all of which can be modified.
So once it appears, you can see right there in the center the default size and viewing angle, all of which can be changed. Let's go to the bottom right hand corner and increase the size. Let's move this now with the four-sided arrow to the center of our slide. There we go. And now let's change the viewing angle. Notice there are some presets up here for 3D Model Views. And we can select them to see what that's going to look like.
So that's a fast way to change the angle. Click the drop-down, you'll see there's even more to choose from here. Thinking maybe this one here might be good, Below Left. Get to see a little bit of the underneath, and we're viewing it from the left side. Now, of course if we want something more specific than what we get with those presets, we can go right here to the center. This is the rotation handle that we can click and drag until we see the exact rotation that we want. That's it right there. Release.
Click in the background to see the end result. So this would look great playing a slide presentation, for example. Would also look good in a Word document or Excel workbook if it happened to be posted to the web. Not so good if it's just simply going to be printed out. Of course, we wouldn't see all this animation. Notice when we move over the object, there's a pause button. So you can click the pause button to pause the animation while you continue to work on the slide. It's a little less distracting that way. And when you're ready to see it, go ahead back to that same button, it's now a play button, and click to see the animation.
Want to see what it looks like when you play your presentation, go down to the Slide Show button down here with your viewing buttons to see the end result. Cool stuff. Let's press Escape. And that's how you add 3D Models, even animated 3D models here in Office 365.
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