This is a demo of using the Morph transition to achieve a great visually animated style. This is also a real client project, with all details cleansed for public viewing. We used 2 different Morph transition options to achieve different visual effects so we could show the same timeline twice during the meeting with different animation styles (Full disclosure: Each Morph option needed different slide layouts for the effect to work, which is detailed below). The key to these animated timelines is there are NO animations used anywhere on the slides, all motion is achieved solely with PowerPoint’s Morph transition effect.

Option 1: Morph by Character

The slide deck is 9 slides (slide #1 being the info/title slate).

Animated Timelines

To achieve the motion effects, the transition for each slide is Morph > By Character and 1 element off-slide (that animates into place on the next slide)

Animated Timelines

Option 2: Morph by Object

The slide deck is also 9 slides (slide #1 being the info/title slate).

Animated Timelines

But the off-slide content (that animates into place on the next slide) planning and layout is more extensive for this visual effect.

Animated Timelines

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