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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 ]


Spin a Word Art Animation

Logic: It is a fast and very effective animation you can apply to just about anything, plus you only need one object that is animated, then duplicate it!

word art

I started with a simple Word Art object on my slide.

animation 1

A Spin Emphasis animation is added, set to medium, direction clockwise and 15 degrees.

second word art

The object is duplicated (<Control + d>). Duplicating the Word Art object also duplicates the animation. This animation left as a Spin Emphasis but adjusted to 30 degrees (an increment of 15 degrees).

animation 2

The second object is duplicated and its animation set to 45 degrees (30 plus 15 degrees).

third word art

animation 3

Ok, so it's tedious. But keep going, duplicating and adding 15 degrees to each duplicated object. That is, until you get to the last one equalling 180 degrees ( a half turn).

all obejcts

If you play the animation like this, you will see them all spin together to different amounts. Last task is to centre all objects in the middle of the slide in both directions. It all ends up as a very cool effect indeed.

final result

This downloadable sample will help you understand it.






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