By: Geetesh Bajaj
Last Updated: September 3, 2011
08/24/2014 11:55 PM
Here’s the new, third set of animated Gears -- we call this one Animated Gears Yet Again! The previous two series can be found here, and here. Like the earlier series, these come in both animated & non animated versions. The time-consuming process of using Gears and animating them in PowerPoint is now made easy again. Watch the video on this page and explore how the gears animate perfectly in the slide.
08/12/2014 10:33 PM
An interactive PowerPoint presentation always interests audiences since it gets them involved actively navigating the slides. However, the audiences for whom these interactive slides are intended must be aware that some interactivity has been included so that they can click a slide object to cause an action to happen. With trigger animations, you click on a PowerPoint shape (or even an Action Button or any other slide object) to cause an audio or video clip on the same slide to play, pause, resume, or even stop.
08/11/2014 10:26 PM
A Video Action in PowerPoint is something that causes an event for any inserted movie/video clip -- these are simple events such as Play, Pause, Resume, and Stop. Although PowerPoint classifies Movie Actions as an animation type, these are not strictly animations. However, since Movie Actions can be accessed through the Add Animation gallery, we have included this tutorial in our Animations section. Once you add these Media Actions to your video clips, PowerPoint will allow you to make these Actions interact with other animations, including Triggers.
08/10/2014 10:31 PM
We have already explored how you can add an audio clip within a PowerPoint slide. Once you place an audio clip, you can associate this clip with several Media actions such as Play, Pause, Resume, and Stop. And although Media actions work the same way for both audio and video clips, there are some subtle differences. Due to these differences, we will explore both of them separately. In this tutorial, we will explore Media Actions for Audio in PowerPoint 2013.
08/07/2014 11:14 PM
PowerPoint's animation options allow users to create a plethora of movement effects, all the way from the amazing to the dizzying. However, most of these animation effects have events associated with them -- the three main events are On Click, With Previous, and After Previous. Whichever event you use, PowerPoint offers an extra animation option called Triggers. This causes your animated objects to swing into movement when you click an entirely different object on your slide.
08/06/2014 11:00 PM
Adding an animation to any slide object imparts movement of some sort to that object, and draws the attention of the audience to that object. In this tutorial, we'll explore how you can add sound to an animation -- the combination of movement and sound makes it compelling for your audience to focus on the object that is being animated -- but again, this sort of pizzazz only works if you use it sparingly to highlight the most important part of your presentation.
08/05/2014 11:07 PM
Let's imagine you got your animation just right -- you tweaked the speed, set the animation event, etc. Now, you need to apply the same animation to 50 other slide objects within the presentation! Typically, you may have to spend an enormous amount of time for such a repetitive task, manually applying the animations so many times! Fortunately, the Animation Painter feature can help.
08/04/2014 10:17 PM
Once you add animation to any slide object, you can set its animation speed and choose an animation event. Other than speed and event, you can also alter the delay caused before the animation actually starts. So why would you add a delay? There are several reasons and primarily a delay can be beneficial if you want to maintain a time limit between two animations -- as in having the second animation occur 10 seconds after the first one has started/concluded. Of course, that was just a simple example and animation delay can be helpful in many other scenarios.
08/04/2014 01:24 AM
The main advantage of the Advanced Timeline is to edit the timing and sequencing of your animations. You can easily control the start time, duration, and end time of your animation to the most minute level. In addition, you can also animate any slide object very slowly to span over a whole minute or more by just dragging the start and end points of any animation bar outwards in the timeline.
07/31/2014 11:14 PM
The Animation Pane allows you to perform many tasks such as adding animation to any slide object, changing the animation event, and setting the speed of the animation, as required. Most of the time, that may be all you need -- but at times, you may want more minute control. You might want two animations to start at the same time, but you want one of them to start just two seconds before the other. In situations like these, you'll need to use the Advanced Timeline option.
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