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Apply 3-D Rotation Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

This tutorial shows you how you can apply a 3D Rotation effect to a selected shape in PowerPoint 2007 (or higher version).

Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista

Date Created: March 19th 2009
Last Updated: March 19th 2009

We have already covered all effects available in PowerPoint 2007 in this tutorial series except the 3-D, and we remedy that now with this tutorial where I show you how you can add a 3-D Rotation effect to a selected shape in PowerPoint 2007 (or higher version).

To see a sample presentation containing 3D Rotation effects in PowerPoint 2007, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Note: Any shape that you apply a 3-D Rotation effect to needs to have some 3-D depth to show rotation -- you can add depth using details provided on the 3-D Options page.

Follow these steps to apply a 3-D Rotation effect to a shape:

  1. Select the shape you want to apply the effect to. Selecting a shape activates the Drawing Tools Format tab in the Ribbon -- activate this tab and locate the Shape Effects button that you can see in Figure 1 (highlighted in red).

    Shape Effects button
    Figure 1: Shape Effects button

  2. This brings up the Shape Effects drop-down gallery as you can see in Figure 2. From the Shape Effects drop-down gallery, choose 3-D Rotation.

    3-D Rotation sub-gallery
    Figure 2: 3-D Rotation sub-gallery

  3. This opens the 3-D Rotation sub-gallery (refer to Figure 2) that provides the following options:

    1. No Rotation: Use this option to remove 3-D Rotation from a selected shape. You can use this option only if the shape has 3-D Rotation applied.

    2. Parallel: 10 variants that rotate the shape in different angles.

    3. Perspective: 10 variants that rotates the shape, and alter the angle (perspective) from where you view the shape, so that farther edges appears smaller than nearer edges.

    4. Oblique: 4 variants that apply a very subtle rotation, almost as if a 2-D object is in a semi-3-D space.

    5. 3-D Rotation Options: Brings up a 3-D Rotation tab where you can customize 3-D Rotation Options further.

  4. Mouse over any of the effects within the 3-D Rotation gallery to see a live preview of the effect. Click on an effect to apply it to the selected shape.

  5. Remember to save your presentation often.

Related Link: My book Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies covers many aspects of PowerPoint 2007. A free chapter excerpt PowerPointing with the Best of Them is available on this site.

Sample Presentation

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See Also:

Apply 3-D Rotation Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Apply 3-D Rotation Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Apply 3-D Rotation Effects to Shapes In PowerPoint 2010 for Windows


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