Just more fun, and a great example of using 3D models as part of the slide content created by Wanda on the TLC Creative presentation design team. This mini-presentation combines custom 3D models of the TLC Creative logo, images and PowerPoint text. With motion created with a combination of Morph and on-slide animations.
3D Models should be thought of as “standard” design images for the layouts. As example, this fun presentation is a mix of .png images, a 3D model and animation. The 3D model is not obvious it is 3D until its animation.
The animation was created in just 5 slides.
Content was a large background image, a .png image for the fairy wand, a lot of .png sparkle images, and a great 3D model of a pumpkin.
Slides 2-3-4-5 use a morph transition + on-slide animation. Slide 4, with lots of magic sparkles uses a morph transition and over 350 PowerPoint animations to create the effect!
There are 5 new animations in PowerPoint! All 5 are for 3D models only, and they provide on-slide animations (vs. using Morph to animate and see different views of a 3D model). I am hopeful that we will see additional new animations as support for 3D models continues to evolve in PowerPoint.
The new animations are found on the Animation tab.
Each animation has a number of Effect Options to adjust the animation action. One option is the click the Effect Options drop-down from the Animation Tab.
The other option is to view the Animation Pane and right-click the 3D model animation and select Effect Options to open the animation dialog.
And here are the 5 new 3D Model animations!
My personal hope is that the use of these animations will extend to be able to apply them to anything; photo, shape, text, icons, etc. But for now I am excited to finally see something new happening on the Animation tab!
Just experimenting with 3D models and how they can be animated in PowerPoint is exciting and fun for me, because it is new options, new rules, and new visuals. For fun I wanted to create a 3D Virtual Fly Through style animation. Things did not work how I originally intended (we are definitely limited when it comes to moving the camera view inside a 3D model in PowerPoint vs. other 3D specific software). Here is the 3D model of a maze sourced from Remix 3D.
The final presentation is 21 slides, all motion (except the first and last slides) accomplished with repositioning the 3D model, using the 3D View ball, 3D Pan & Zoom and Morph transition.
The final result is a simpler, but still amazing (pun intended!) motion graphic.
Wanda on the TLC Creative design team created this amazing PowerPoint Halloween Movie. Just like a movie plot, it has 3 scenes. Each is a slide, and each seamlessly transitions from one to another (watch the video, there is no clear distinction of when the action transitions from one slide to another!).
If you are at the office, caution – fun Halloween themed soundtrack accompanies the animation fun!
Each slide has a very long animation pane. This is the top part of the slide 1 animation:
We have received many compliments on the Christmas animation the TLC design team created this year (Thank You!). To answer some of the questions:
Yes, all of the animation is 100% PowerPoint, no video was used.
Yes, several of us used the new Morph animation/transition.
The opening and closing segment of the snowman was PowerPoint, but no animation, just very fast auto transitions to create a stop motion style effect.
No, we did not add the music in PowerPoint. Well, the Cat Meowing Christmas Carol was part of Amber’s animation, but the full track was added after the PowerPoint animation was exported (so we did use a video editing app, but only for the music bed).
We compiled all animation files into a single PowerPoint slide deck and exported that as a single video.
There was a total of 306 slides in the compiled presentation.