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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

 3- staging

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 interact with them. For example, if you were to drop the tennis ball, the ball would fall, accelerating, hit the ground and bounce.

Staging is not only a very important animation principle, it is well supported within PowerPoint.

A PowerPoint slide can be viewed as not only having left and right positions, but also forwards and backwards.

We can use this to our advantage.

Technique 1- perspective

PowerPoint slide with perspective

The above image shows various depths locations that can be simulated on a PowerPoint slide.

light Centre

The above image shows the light at the centre of the slide. Notice that the shadows are balanced as to where the light is.

light from right

The above image shows where the light was (blue arrow), but the light has moved to the right of the slide facing towards the back left.

light from left

The above image shows where the light was (Arrow), but the light has now moved to the left of the slide facing towards the right. Notice also (small red arrow) that the shadow on the icon is no longer correct. These kinds of issues need to be checked on each slide.





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