PowerPoint Animation Tutorial #1: Animation Basics (in PowerPoint)

PowerPoint Animation Tutorial #1: Animation Basics (in PowerPoint)


Welcome to the Victor Tran animation tutorial! A few of you guys have requested a series
on how I do my animations. Take a look at the card for an example of
one of my animations, if you haven’t seen it yet. Onscreen is what I will be using to create
animations. To follow this tutorial, you will need PowerPoint
2007 or later. I, personally, am using PowerPoint 2016. You will also need Kdenlive to follow the
video editing sections of these tutorials. Currently, Kdenlive is only available for
Linux, but this may change soon. If you don’t want to install Kdenlive, or
if you don’t have Linux installed, you can probably use any video editor, but you won’t
be able to follow on with me. Let’s go through the interface of PowerPoint
2016. Here, I have a new slide with some objects
that we can animate. To add a new object, simply find the Shapes
option inside the ribbon, choose a shape and draw it onto the slide. To keep the ratio of the new shape constant,
you can hold the SHIFT key down as you draw the shape. To help you see what keys I’m holding down,
there’s an overlay in the bottom left corner showing which keys I’m pressing. To move a shape, simply drag it around. To restrict the shape to moving in the cardinal
directions, hold down the SHIFT key. To place a copy of the shape, hold down the
SHIFT [originally CTRL] key while dragging it around, and then drop the shape as you
hold the key. This will create a copy of the shape. To place a shape in a precise position without
PowerPoint messing around with it, hold down the ALT key. Notice how the guides are not appearing when
I hold the ALT key. These modifier keys can also be held down
at the same time to activate their effects together. On the ribbon, there is an Animations tab. This is where all the animations are done. To animate a shape, click on it, choose “Add
Animation” and select an animation. There are four types of animation in PowerPoint. Entrance effects make an object appear. Emphasis effects make a shape stand out to
the viewer. Exit effects make an object disappear, and
a motion path moves a shape around on the screen. If you’d like to look for more effects, there
are extra effects down at the bottom. Click on “More effects” to open up a window
with all the available effects. Select an effect, and then hit OK when you’re
happy with that effect. To see your effect, just press F5 to start
the slide show, and then click the mouse, or press the right arrow on the keyboard. You can add more effects to the same shape,
and to different shapes. Each effect that you add will take effect
the next time you progress the slides. For example, here, I’m adding a pulse effect
to the circle, and then a fly out effect to the square. When I start the slide show, the square animates
in first, followed by the circle pulsing, and then the square animating out. In the ribbon, there is an “Animation Pane”
button that lets you sequence your animations. You’ll notice that all the animations that
we have added to the slide is on there. To reorder an animation, simply drag the animation
into the order in which you want them to play. For example, if I prefer the circle to pulse
first, I can drag the circle’s animation to the top. That way, when I start the slide show, the
circle will pulse, and then the square will animate. You can also change some animation settings. For example, if I want the square to fly in
from the top, I can click on the square’s entrance animation, and then in the ribbon,
I can click on “Effect Options” and choose a direction to animate the square in. Each animation has different options, and
some animations, like the Pulse animation on this circle, don’t have options at all. For advanced animation settings, I can click
on the down arrow next to the corrosponding animation on the animation pane, and choose
effect options from there. Just like the basic settings, some animations
will have different settings. Feel free to experiment with these settings
to get the results that you want. For this square, I’m going to set smoooth
end all the way to the maximum value, so the square decreases speed in a natural fashion. This concludes part 1 on my series on how
I do my animations. If you’d like to download the PowerPoint file
that was created by following these instructions, there’s a clicky thing in the box down below,
where you can find it. The next video on this series that I plan
to make will be about sequencing your animations – how to automatically run your animations,
setting timings and more. Thanks for watching, everyone.

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  1. By the way, the sounds you hear in my intro are from my personal assistant called theWave. It's integrated into theShell! 😀

  2. Thanks for making this tutorial! Very informative! … 🙂
    I also love using the "Morph" option in the transitions tab. However, I believe it is only available in Microsoft Office 2013+.

  3. The fact that your workflow depends on two operating systems is just garbage. Switch to LibreOffice Impress!

  4. lol, I was able to make this in PowerPoint (and Sony Vegas) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01qXym3g1rQ, soooo, you can definitely make some good stuff with it…

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