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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


animate: techniques to animate your presentation

[ principle 1- squash and stretch ] principle 2- anticipation ] principle 3- staging- 1 ] principle 3- staging- 2 ] animation 1 ] animation 2 ] animation 3 ] animate & annotate ] animate by position ] animate cropped text ] animate on the moove ] change animation ] hidden pivot animation ] mask animations ] multiple motion paths ] spin a word art animation ] spin an image animation ] twist & morph animation ] wide screen PowerPoint on the fly ] time lapse animations ] overlapping powerpoint animations ]


12 principles of animation

 1- squash and stretch

Logic: simulate animations to be more real, based on sound animation principles.

The “old men of animation” established the 12 principles of animation when working for the Disney studios. While not all of the principles are fully supported by Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (or 2007, or 2013), there is much that we can learn that will improve our presentations.

Real objects are real! That is, they have dimensions, are composed of matter and the real world can interct with them. For example, if you were to drop the tennis ball, the ball would fall, accelerating, hit the ground and bounce.

Technically, mass is an object’s resistance to acceleration. And an object that is moving displays inertia, and under gravity, and object has weight (mass time acceleration due to gravity).

What does this mean in PowerPoint? It is easy to assume that an object such as a picture in PowerPoint has no mass. In fact that is actually correct because it’s really only pixels on the screen. However, there is a lot we can do to simulate real-life within PowerPoint. And that is the basis for the next 12 tutorials.


Technique 1

Insert an image on a PowerPoint slide (there are two in the example above).

Have the image animated to Fly In, from left.

Set the image to grow shrink animation-80% horizontal and 120% vertical. make sure this Emphasis animation is near the end of the Fly In effect! When the image stops at its final resting position, it will look like it squishes a bit, then bounces back to normal

Technique 2

You can also use a bounce effect to simulate "weight". Notice at the end of the video, the image bounces back. Where the timing of the Fly In effect is slow, the bounce is small. where the Fly In effect is fast, the bounce is greater.





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