In this video, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann shows how to insert 3D models into your presentation from online sources.
- [Instructor] Not only can you insert 3D models from your computer, but you can also insert 3D models from online sources such as Remix 3D right from within PowerPoint. If you'd like to follow along with this exercise just open up the file 02-02_Online in this chapter's exercise file folder. Now, to insert a 3D model from an online source just go all the way up to your insert tab to the illustrations group and click right on top of that 3D models button.
That's going to open up your online 3D models window right to this view right here. And as it says right in the upper right-hand corner, all of this is powered by Remix 3D, which is an online community where people can create 3D models or open up a 3D model where they can edit and, as they say, remix that 3D model into something new and share it with the community for others to use. And all of those 3D models will show up here and be labeled Creative Commons so you don't have to worry about any licensing for these models.
Now, to search for a 3D model to use you've got a search bar up here where you can type in a keyword or search term, or you can search by category. Now, brand new, this was just released in the last few weeks, they now have animated models that you can search and browse through. Clicking on one of those categories you can filter down to specific types of files. So now I'm looking at the animated animals and for this particular file I think I'm going to insert this hummingbird right here.
And all of these files, since this is the animated animals category, will contain this symbol to show you that these are animated models which means in PowerPoint they will have different animated sequences within that 3D model that you can choose. And I'll show you that in a second. Let's go ahead, choose that file, click on insert and then that file will be inserted right into PowerPoint. Now, if you want to play that 3D model you can click on the play button right here to see what that animated 3D model looks like when animated.
Now, some of these 3D models will have different animated scenes that you can choose from. And this hummingbird, this is the first scene. If we click on that scene button in the 3D model tools format tab, you can see there's scene one and scene two, which is a little farther way or zoomed-out view where the hummingbird is kind of flying around to different locations within that frame. So I'm just going to pull this out a little bit more to make the hummingbird a little bit bigger and center it within the slide.
And to give this hummingbird a little bit more depth, let's go up to our insert tab and insert another picture on top of our 3D model. And inside our exercise files folder in chapter two, inside that files folder, I've got another picture of lavender here. Clicking on that and then clicking insert we can place that lavender right on top of our 3D model.
And now, if I go full-screen here, it kind of looks like that hummingbird is inside these flowers buzzing from flower to flower and that looks kind of cool. And that is inserting a 3D model from online.
Note: This course was recorded in PowerPoint for Office 365. However, many of the tips will be useful to those working with Office 2019 and 2016.
- Animating with the Morph transition
- Inserting 3D models
- Turning on Microsoft Intelligence Services
- Mastering PowerPoint Designer
- Drawing and inking
- Recording a slideshow