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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.

We can use this to our advantage.

Technique 2- animation focal points

The best way to explain animation focal point is with a movie.

On your slide, you first select the area of your slide where you want to focus the audience attention. You then build the graphic and animation effects around that point.

Lastly, you can combine multiple effects and principles, which I have through hidden pivots!






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