Create a 3D PowerPoint presentation | Learning Microsoft Paint 3D from LinkedIn Learning

Create a 3D PowerPoint presentation | Learning Microsoft Paint 3D from LinkedIn Learning


– [Instructor] Now let’s do
a project where we actually draw against a reference image. And then we’ll bring that
object into PowerPoint for a PowerPoint presentation. So the object I’m going to draw is a wind turbine. So in order to do this I will need to import my reference. So I’m going to go into Menu. Let’s do Insert. And then I should have a file
out here called Wind Turbine dot JPG. I’m going to go ahead and open that up. And as you can see, it’s
more of a technical drawing of the wind turbine. So I’m just going to go ahead
and place this on my canvas. And notice how it’s not
quite the size of the canvas but that’s okay. Because I’m just really
going to use it as reference. And in fact, I’m going
to go ahead and slide this over a bit so that this front view
is towards the center of my document. And once I do, I’m going
to go ahead and just left click off of that. And now that fixes it to the canvas. Now I’m going to start drawing by doing the turbine blades. And then I will work from there. So, I’m going to go ahead and just roll my middle mouse button to zoom in here. And center that on my screen. So let’s go ahead over to our 3D tools. And this object is rather
irregularly shaped. So I want to use a 3D doodle to trace it. Now this is going to have curved edges. It is a turbine blade, so I’m going to use the soft edge 3D doodle. Now I’m going to go ahead and click inside this hub here because I want the blade
to be a little bit larger than the hub so that it sits inside of it. So I’m going to click
somewhere around here. Now this first edge is
straight, so it’s pretty easy. And now all I have to do is trace around to get that second edge. And then keep going. Now once I get the last edge there all I need to do is highlight this circle. And there we go. So now I have a soft 3D object. Now if I rotate this over until it snaps you can see that it’s
actually kind of thick. So I’m going to go ahead and just scale it down a little bit. And then I’m going to rotate it back again and just make sure that
it snaps, there we go. And now I want to go ahead
and paint it a color. So I’m going to go over
to my Art tools here. And let’s make it kind
of a light gray color. And I’m going to go ahead and select the Fill tool with light gray and fill it. But these turbine blades actually have red tips to them. So let’s go ahead over to Stickers. And I’m going to use a
shape to create that. So I’m going to go over to Shapes. And we’re going to use a square shape. And, I’m just going to go ahead and drag that out. Now notice when I get over the blade it creates the edge that I want. I really can’t say exactly
how much of that is there. So I’m actually going to
go ahead and hit Escape and undo this. And let’s reselect this object. And I’m going to move
it up just a little bit so that I can see exactly
how far into the blade that little red stripe goes. So again, I’m going to select the blade. And let’s go back into Stickers. Go into Shapes. And then I’m going to
drag this out, and again, make sure it’s on top of that blade. And then let go. Now if I want, I can change the fill to any color I want. In this case, I do have it on red. But I don’t want this black line. So I’m going to go ahead
and go None for line type. And make sure it’s all
aligned and there we go. Now, all I did here was
paint the front of it. If I flip this around 180 degrees you can see that it’s
not painted on the back. But, I can go right
back into the same tool and again, click and drag, align it. And there we go. So now, when I select this, rotate it around I have it. So now that I have my blade I can copy it to make the other ones. So all I have to do is do Copy and Paste. We could also use our hot keys, which would be Control C for Copy, Control V for paste. And I’m going to go ahead and rotate this so that it’s the right angle and then position it. And let’s do this again. While I already have this in the buffer so I can just hit Control V to paste another copy. And this time I’m going
to rotate it again. And let’s get this aligned. There we go. So now that I have the blades in place, I can now go on to the hub. Now the hub is not so much a sphere but it’s more of a capsule shape. Because it’s going to
be a little bit longer. So it’s going to be round on the end but it’s going to be
more of an axle shape. So I’m going to go into my 3D tools. And let’s make this kind of a dark gray. And we’re going to select the capsule. Now, the capsule we’ll draw vertically so we will have to rotate it. But I’m going to use this as my reference. So I’m going to go ahead and draw this out so that it’s the right size. And make it a reasonable length. Now most of this is going to be inside the body of that turbine. So, I want to go ahead
and rotate this 180. And then position that. Now, if I take a look at this in 3D you’ll see that, it’s a
little bit too far forward. So, I’m going to go ahead
back into Edit mode. Select it. And then just move that back. So I want this just in front of the blades, there we go. So now that I have this,
I can start working on the body of the turbine. And again, this is an irregular shape so we’ll also be using the 3D doodle. Now I’m going to go ahead and move this so it’s a little bit more centered. And, I’m going to roll
my middle mouse button, or if I want to, I could use my Zoom tool here. So I just want to get close enough so I can trace this as
accurately as possible. So again, I’m going to use 3D doodle but this time I’m going to
use a sharp edged doodle. So I’m going to select this. Click on that top corner. Trace. And basically, I’m just tracing it out. And there we go. So now that I have this I can change the color. I accidentally drew this as a dark gray, but I really want it to be kind of more of a white color. So I’m going to go ahead and select white. Use my Fill tool. And fill it. And then roll my middle
mouse button to zoom out. And let’s go ahead and position this. So I’m going to select this object. Move it over here. And then rotate it. So I want to make sure it snaps at 90 degrees here. And notice how it’s just
a little bit too wide. So, I’m going to go ahead
and position this side on the equivalent side here and then scale it down. And then move this up. And again, as you can see this is in front of the turbine blades but we really want to move that back. So I’m going to go ahead
and move it back just a bit. And if we want, we can take a look at it in 3D. And that looks pretty good. So now, all we have left is the actual support. So this basically, a cylinder here to support the turbine. So I’m going to go ahead
and draw a cylinder. And again, this is going to be white. So, I’m going to go ahead and make sure it’s above the body of the turbine itself. And then I’m going to make sure
that I get the bottom correct. And once I have that, I can move it over, move it into place. Now, if I can’t move it exactly I can always use my arrow keys to fine tune positioning. And that’s a really good trick. So, I’m using my arrow keys
to move this up and down and left and right, to get my
positioning exactly correct. And now I’m going to
go ahead and push this back into the body of this turbine. And that looks just about right. So now I have my turbine but I also want to make sure I put the company’s logo on that turbine. So I’m going to go ahead and just select all of these objects. And let’s go ahead and hit Group. And now that puts them all in one group. And let’s rotate this over to the right. And then I can zoom in here and let’s use our Stamp tool to stamp
the logo on to the object. So I’m going to go into Stickers. And, I’m going to go into Custom Stickers. And we’re going to go
ahead and add a sticker in. In this case, we’re going
to use a sticker called logo dot PNG. Now the reason I’m using a PNG file is because that also supports transparency and this will allow me to overlay just the logo, but without
the background color. So I’m going to go ahead and open that. And as you can see, it brings it in and it is partly transparent. And I’m going to go
ahead and position this over my turbine. And we need to scale
this down a little bit. And, there we go. Go ahead and click off of that. And now it’s stamped. Now, I’m going to go ahead
and select this object again and let’s do the other side. So, I’m going to, again, rotate this 180 in the opposite direction. Let’s zoom in a little bit. Go back to Stickers. And here’s the sticker we have logo dot PNG. And again, I want to make
sure I position it over that object. Scale it up. And stamp it. And there we go. So now, I have my turbine. And I’m going to rotate it back 90 degrees, so that it’s forward. And, for this, I really don’t need that background drawing anymore. So I can go over to canvas and let’s just go ahead and turn off the canvas. So now I have my object. And if I want, I can save this out as a paint 3D project so I have it. But we also can select this object and we can export it. So I’m going to go ahead
and export this as a file. I’m going to use 3MF, which
is Microsoft’s format. And we’re going to call this Wind Turbine dot 3MF. And I’m saving this out in
my Exercise Files folder. And now that I have it saved I can go over to another
Office application and import it. Now I’m going to use PowerPoint. I’ve gone ahead and opened PowerPoint and I have a file called
Wind Turbine dot PPTX open. Now this file’s in your
Exercise Files folder. Now this is just a simple
PowerPoint presentation. And I want to spice it up with a 3D model of the turbine. So let’s go ahead and bring that in. It’s really as simple as inserting. So I’m going to find my Insert menu. And you should see a 3D models button. So I’m going to go ahead and click on this and I’m going to insert from a file. And I’m going to go to my desktop, find my Exercise Files. And the file I exported
was Wind Turbine dot 3MF. So I’m going to go ahead and select Insert and there it is. Now this will allow me
to move this around. I can rotate it. And, I can scale it. So this gives me most
of the control I have in 3D Paint, but in PowerPoint. I can also select this
center icon and tumble it. Now notice how all of the icons and textures come across. And I have the model that I want. Now I can position this wherever I want in my presentation. And as you can see, it adds a lot of visual interest to the presentation. So hopefully you’ve learned a little bit about how to model against reference. As well as how to bring
assets into PowerPoint.

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  1. Is Paint 3D only available on Windows 10? The application looks cool. I suggest that it should be available on Windows 7 and above.

  2. nice. well explained and easy to follow. I have just come back to Windows mainly for compatibility with my coursework at first, but I have been blown away by what you can do these days – and the simplicity of it. very impressed 🙂

  3. So you put almost 15 minutes into one image, in which time you could also have finished the whole presentation and focused on the technical aspects of the product.

    I am not saying this is not cool or does not look awesome but this is simply not efficient in work environments and brings little advantage compared to a simple slideshow of facts and figures.

    The "real world" is not this colorful space to play, it is narrowed down to timelines, facts and figures and money. This does not fit into this scheme.

  4. Two questions:
    – How can I rotate the 3D object along an axis vertical to the computer screen? I can't get my object into the angle I want. It seems you can only rotate it along 2 out of 3 axis.
    – How can I manipulate the 3D object while in presentation mode? While presenting I'd like to rotate the object around to show certain features.

    I'm using Office 365 on Win 10.

  5. how do you make it into a short clip in movie file after you create the model so I can use it in my video? (like a little moving object in your 3D library sample, like the rainbow heart that is rotating and floating in the air) Please help! I really need to know for my project.

  6. How to add animated scenes to this model, similar to those available in other 3d models from remix 3d library for PowerPoint?

  7. Very educational video. So why don't you save your model in the "3D objects" folder that you added to Windows specifically for saving Paint 3D files? You know, the folder that annoys everyone and can't be removed without hacking the registry.

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