We have already covered all Shape Effects available in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows, except 3-D rotation. In this tutorial, we remedy that omission and 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.
Follow these steps to apply a 3-D Rotation effect to a shape:
- Select a 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).
Figure 1: Shape Effects button
- 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.
Figure 2: 3-D Rotation sub-gallery
- This opens the 3-D Rotation sub-gallery (refer to Figure 2) that provides the following options:
- 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.
- Provides 10 variants that rotate the shape in different angles.
- Provides 11 variants that rotate the shape, and alter the angle (perspective) from where you view the shape, so that farther edges appear smaller than nearer edges.
- Provides 4 variants that apply a very subtle rotation, almost as if a 2-D object is in a semi-3-D space.
- Brings up a 3-D Rotation tab where you can customize 3-D Rotation Options further.
- 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.
- Remember to save your presentation often.
A. No Rotation
E. 3-D Rotation Options
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