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I have PowerPoint 365, and it works there too, for those asking for updated versions.
This video shows a super cool animation add-in that I wish I knew about years ago! It lets you copy objects to the end of a motion path, as well as combine motion paths together. Here is a link to download the add-in and see a tutorial for how to install and use it: http://bit.ly/1tfp5Zz .
Thanks to Shyam Pillai for the add-in and to Tom Kuhlmann for the tutorial!
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Creating Memory Games With Animations - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/powerpoint-games-memory/
Creating Fireworks With Animations - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/advanced-powerpoint-animation-fireworks/
Creating A Hinge Effect With Animations - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/advanced-powerpoint-animation-hinge-effect/
Creating A Motion Text Effect - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/motion-text-effect-in-powerpoint/
Must Have PowerPoint Animation Tool - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/must-have-animation-tool-for-serious-animators/
Animated Scenes With Vector Graphics - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/create-animated-scenes-with-vector-images-in-powerpoint/
Creating The Falling Snow Effect With Animations - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/creating-a-falling-snow-effect-in-powerpoint-using-animations/
Creating A Moving Background In PowerPoint - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/how-to-reveal-a-moving-background-animation-effect-in-powerpoint/
Rotating 3D Objects in PowerPoint - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/rotating-3d-shapes-with-powerpoint-animations/
3D Pop-Out Picture Effect in PowerPoint - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/how-to-create-a-3d-pop-out-picture-effect-in-powerpoint/
Creating Blinking Lights For A City Night Scene - https://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/spicypresentations/how-to-bring-a-city-night-scene-to-life-with-powerpoint-animations-animation-city-night-scene-tutorial/
Aw man - sorry to hear! One workaround is to put a motion path on the object that you want to move, then DUPLICATE (CTRL + D) that object (so the motion path is copied too). Then, put the duplicated object where you want the original object to land. Finally, connect the END of the original object's motion path to the BEGINNING of the duplicated object's motion path. That will get you the exact same result. Hope that helps!
Hmmm it should work - I have the very latest version of PPT (365) and it works for me and for 2016 as well. Do you have your security settings set to be able to use it? PPT oftentimes freaks out with all these security warnings if you install an add-in.
I don't believe the person updated it for 2016 but hopefully he will in the future! One other way to line up the motion paths is to line up the line of the red arrow (end point) of the first object to the beginning (green arrow) of the second object. You need to zoom in 400 % then use the arrows and CTRL key to nudge the green arrow so that the back is exactly in line with the line part of the red arrow (the line that's right on the tip). That's how I do it these days if I'm not using morph - gets it exact.
Hi Fahad - sorry for the delay in responding. I actually have PPT 365, which is the latest version of PPT and it works for me perfectly. All I did is double click the add-in within the zip file - didn't even need to extract, etc. I'd assume it's possible to make it work on 2013 if it works on 365.
You will have to manually resize it on the next slide to whatever size the object ended on after the grow/shrink. So if on slide 1 it grows to 120% , you manually resize it to 120% on the following slide.
Thank you for introducing this great tool! I installed it, but i do not know if I am using this right, so we use this to avoid guessing the targeted end point, but if we found there is discrepancy, we have to manually adjust the motion path (the red arrow of the path...a couple of times) so that it could get to the targeted location. Am I right? or there is a better way to line them up?
+PowerPoint Spice Hi! Thanks for the quick response. I guess I am not explaining it right, my point is that this tool shows you the endpoint of your motion path by clicking "End Position", but how do we designate a specific end position so the animated object lands on where we want it to be? So in your video, you had the words "How" "and "are" aligned perfect already, but in my practice, when i use the tool add-in to show the end position, they don't line up, so I had to manually adjust the red arrows on the motion path of each word, does that defeat the purpose? A bit frustrated here, it supposed to be a super straight forward tool, but I don't quite get it...:(
+hchiclets yeah traditionally you would have to "guess" and use trial and error basically. However, this tool should get it exact for you - you should not have to adjust it afterwards - if it's not exact, that defeats the original point :/ - thanks for watching and commenting, hchiclets!
I don't know why, but for some reason when I try to add two motion paths together they just do something weird, they dont go after eachother like in your video while I did the same... could it be something with my settings. The end position thing works well.
I absolutely love your tutorials and the addon shown in this video tutorial is great however there is another addon that is also free and works with powerpoint 2010 and 2013 that does so much more. Check it out at http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pptlabs/. This addon allows you to do animations by copying your slide and moving whatever to their end positions then click a button in the toolbar to create animation and it is done. You can tweak it to your liking. Add highlights, includes a shapes library and so much more.
It has been free and is being developed actively and the developers are really good and getting back to you. It is working well with duplicating size and position at the end of an animation. Anyways I thought it would work in well for you too.
+Bronwyn Wilson Hi Bronwyn - Looks cool indeed! Hmmm that one says that it's only staying free for a certain time, which could be an issue, and the highlight features can be done in PPT itself... BUT if it can duplicate both the position AND size of an object at the end of an animation - that's VERY cool and could definitely be worth a try! Thank you for flagging, and appreciate the comment!
Hi, amazing videos... thanks :) I am having difficulty just getting text to fly in and fly off in one smooth motion (fly in stopping in middle then fly out) and am getting a bit stuck. Any suggestions.
My Power point 2013 does not want to install the add-in I got this message
''' Warning: digital signature has been revoked... Macro have been disabled'''
not working with me
Tks for your nice presentation and video's ... keep the good work
+Michel Leger Hi Michel - you will need to turn on your macros (Microsoft gives you a lot of scary warnings saying not to do it, but it needs to be done in order to make this add-in work). On PPT 2013, go to FILE then OPTIONS then TRUST CENTER and you should see where it says to enable macros.
+elia lai File > settings > trust center* > settings for trust center* > Select turn on macro's. Ignore the warnings. Be careful which add-ins you download tho, they could contain viruses.
*I'm not sure if it's trust center in English also but it's the option on the bottom at the menu on your left.
God bless you
For the first example animation you could align all the text boxes in their destination position first and then apply a motion path to each going outward. Then right click each motion path and click 'reverse path direction.' Afterwards lock each path under 'effects options.' You can then duplicate the slide and remove all animations to have a scrub slide with text in desired position if you need to drag some off the screen for various reasons.
+Rob F. Thanks, Rob! Yes, you can definitely use the reverse path feature as well, and it would indeed work with this simple example. However, when you have many layers / slides interconnected with longer animation sequences, this add-in can be a lifesaver. Appreciate the tip!
Yeah you have to enable for it to work. I know what you mean though - I'm super cautious as well and was very hesitant due to the scary warnings, but this add-in was worth it. I obviously can't 100% guarantee that it's safe since I didn't make it, but I can tell you that my computer has been fine since installing it, and I've gotten great feedback on it from other people. Hope that helps!
Okay, here is one suggestion. I saw video where it only took a couple of seconds to ungroup a wmf or emf piece of clipart, change the animation to "after previous" and the time to something short like .15, then when it ran it would be like a video scribe drawing... In practice I can't even find wmf/emf clip art.. SO - How can we make it look like we're drawing something and not take 42 days and nights to actually do it one line at a time?
Hey there, P Taylor - yes, oh man - I cant believe MS just nixed that site. I'm scrambling to find something remotely as useful for vector images that are free and easy to work with. For now, the closest thing I've been able to find is openclipart.org. It's not nearly as good but does have some vector images that you can ungroup - but I think you can only do that with their own editor. I'll be on the hunt!
Hey P Taylor again - just wanted to say a big CONGRATS, since you are one of the winners of the giveaway! Please send me your email (either via YT messages or email in my about section) so we can get you Camille & Taylor's course!
First: I love your tutorials.
Suggestion: When you are in the audience, how to stop the presenter using bad animations.
Suggestion (maybe more serious): I want to learn if it is possible to do text like in the intro of Star wars in ppt, when the text comes flying in and becomes smaler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mo0dSHFGPg
One thing that could help a lot is to learn how to make a presentation with this Motion Path add-in and also using Prezi style of presentation.
This would be good, for example, if we wanted to explain what happens inside a cell, in which we could move objects (e.g. a person) and zoom it to one point (the skin, for example) until it is the size of the screen, leaving only one color (which would be the background), and start another presentation from there (as to explain what is happening in the adipose cells).
In this time of increasing interest in educational animation, a tutorial in this shape would help many teachers to develop better (and more interesting) presentations for their students, therefore making the learning process faster and more fun.
I hope you like my suggestion. I am a huge fan of your channel and please keep doing this awesome work that you do! :D
+PowerPoint Spice I sent you a message yesterday with my email address. Anyways, I have just sent you another message and I also emailed you.
Many thanks in advance for the training course, and please keep up with the amazing videos! :D
+Claudio Lira Happy 2015 to you too! Hopefully it'll be a great one :). If you sent me your email, i didn't see it come through. Feel free to send via YT message or the email in my about section - that way, I can hook you up with the advanced PPT Speed Training course.
Hey Claudio - thanks again for the suggestion, and you are one of the winners! :) Please send me your email (via YT message or email in my about section) and I'll connect you with Taylor & Camille for their course. We'll also give you access to mine when it comes out.
Hi Claudio - thank you for this suggestion! I have actually been thinking about showing how to do Prezi style animations for a while (and this add-in definitely helps with that!), so it's great to get confirmation for interest in this. I'll have to think about whether it makes sense for the course or for my YT channel at some point.
And yes - helping teachers make education more interesting is a HUGE goal of mine, so I definitely have teachers constantly in mind as I do all of my videos. In fact, my next YT video will show how to make an interactive flash cards thing using triggers, which I think will help both teachers (for quizzes/games) and students (for flash cards). Appreciate the suggestions and thank you for watching my videos - glad you're finding them useful so far!
Hi Christian - thanks for the suggestion! In the meantime, I'm sure you've seen my hinge video too, which shows how to do that - I'm also working on a written tutorial of that with the video files. My next YT video though may actually be exactly what you're saying - it will be about cool shortcuts / other time savers :).
Thank you very much for all your tutorials, which have been very helpful! I think there are not many Powerpoint tutorials on Youtube that I have not seen, or rather sat through waiting for the moment the speaker makes his teaching point and in my opinion yours are the very best: crystal clear, right to the point, without any unnecessary comments. So keep up the good work! I visit our channel a lot and I am definitely going to buy the paid course as soon as you publish it. I am interested in each and every trick you can teach me. As I am a user of the Dutch version of Powerpoint my suggestion for the course is the following: always show very clearly which item in the ribbon or drop down menu to click on, because some of the translations that are used in the Dutch version are somewhat peculiar, to say the least .... Maybe versions in other languages have the same problem as well. Simply showing which item to click on solves this problem and you would be able to sell your course internationally! Good luck!
Thanks, Lobkepopke! That's a very good point. Some of my earlier tutorials are particularly fast because I had the erroneous belief that the shorter a video is, the more views it will get (I was still new to YouTube then). Now I realize that I need to explain a lot more slowly/clearly so am trying to do that in my current videos (though may still be imperfect there). My other solution is that I'm trying to do written write-ups of all the tutorials on my blog (see video description) so that people can read/follow at their own pace and see the screenshots. I am very fortunate to have a global audience, so I'll definitely make sure to constantly keep this in mind and speak / show extra clearly. Thank you for the reminder and watching my videos - really appreciate it!
Thanks for the suggestion! The best way for that is probably to use a vector image that you break up into the pieces of the hands and fingers. I sort of show something similar in my cartoon video with the teacher and students.
Amazing! I was just describing this problem to a colleague just today and here is a solution. I often need the exact final size and location of an animated object. No more hit or miss! Thanks, PP Spice!
PowerPoint Spice you are truly wonderful and I think I'll be taking your course...You've certainly been a great source of animation techniques for me and you are well worth the $50. I have no suggestions, but since I've been a fan for over a year and have gotten some great tips and tricks from you, I thought at the very least I should thank you. Enjoy this wonderful day...All the best to you lovely!
HI Adrienne - thank you so much for the kind words! I'm so glad you've enjoyed the videos and have learned from them! This is exactly why I take the time to do them - it's so nice to be able to help and enable others to unlock their creativity. It's viewers like you who inspire me to keep coming up with new things to share - so thank you again!
l want to see loads of things like - more cool animations like - traffic lights that work, lights that work with a switch, a truck that moves, a phone that rings, a car model with lights so it can turn, and those are just a few of all the things I want to see. Keep up the good work!
Hey JJ - guess what? You are one of the winners! Please send me your email (either via YT messages or email in my about section) so we can get you the advanced PPT course from Taylor & Camille! I'll also let you know when my course comes out so that you can get access to that too.
Awesome, thanks JJ! Great ideas! For a moving truck, you could take 2 wheels (like the circle I showed at the end of the video intro) and put them in front of a body of a truck and just have everything move sideways while the wheels are turning - would look very cool! You could also make a simple silhouette of a truck by just using 2 rectangles.
The one type of presentation I provide includes references to a software applications - I'm not sure if you have any suggestions but my main challenge is to leave the PPT - do a demo/exercise in the software and then continue with the PPT (without getting lost). I do set up boring hyperlinks to launch the various apps. I haven't really figured how to spice up those links. Of course I have to leave the Presenter's view to work with the outside app.
Hi Darlene - I will think about that! The only things that come to mind are making sure you're transitioning very smoothly from PPT to app (i.e., you're not fumbling around for where the apps are, like some presenters do) - but I guess that's not really "spice," and sounds like you're already doing that. The other thing you can do is perhaps introduce each app with a cool trick that matches what the app is about. So for example, if it has to do with connecting to a more global audience (just making it up) you can use the spinning world trick from my other video. That will get the audience's attention up - just in time for you to demo the app. I'll think about this more though - thanks for the thought!
Hey Olga - CONGRATS! You are one of the winners of the giveaway :). Please send me your email (either via YT messages or email in my about section) so I can hook you up with Camille & Taylor so they can give you access to their awesome course!
Oh interesting one! I'm not a huge expert in VBA (yet :)) but will definitely consider it! Thanks for always being one of the first to watch and comment :). And yes, this add-in is super cool - glad you see how useful it is!
+Olga Bee Thank you, and I'm so glad you were still able to finish your project! Whew! :) Yeah, even if you get them from paid sites it's still not quite as easy and compatibility is not guaranteed, so RIP clipart :( !
I couldn't believe it, stilll I am sooo sad about what they did.However, I am grateful to you because I had plenty of time to make one last 15-minute video with plenty of clipart from that link.Vector images will never be like microsoft's.I haven't saved anything but that's life!I am satisfied with the fact that my last video finished in time.bye bye for now.Keep up with the excellent work.You have fans everywhere!
I have witnessed kids who are suffering from high functioning autism to be great with design sense. Powerpoint animated presentations could be a great way for them to tell their stories to the world. Their inherent sense of understanding designs give them a great medium to go beyond spoken words and overcome their limitations.
Great point, and thank you for sharing that, Deependra! My long-term dream is to actually get kids more excited about PPT as a way to express their creativity. Many schools have the program already available (and if they don't, they should), but I think it's significantly underleveraged as a tool for fun self-expression via animation / design - beyond just formal presentations.
Cool - thanks for the support, Bdyuille2! Yes, it's sometimes challenging for me to post due to my work and travel schedule, but I'm going to try to do more this year - with the blog, course, etc. so looking forward to a spicy 2015! :)
Thanks for the cool tool. I have learned so much from your videos! Could you go into a little more detail about slide timings with voice overs and transitions in your new course? I have such a hard time getting things to flow just the way I envision them. Looking forward to the course.
Great - thanks for the idea, Local Leads Marketing! Yes, oftentimes it's hard to get the timing / flow the way you want it. If you are doing a video as your final output, you can try to use a video editor to help with this issue, too.
Think so much again and again this tool is very handy,as yousay it save aloot of time and it is more accurate so think you.
I was doing this manelly but now it will be very easy.
Waiting fore more tutoriel
That's great that you see how useful this tool is :). I could have saved SO much time on doing it manually if I knew about it earlier! Thanks for the comment, Rafik, and I'll be sure to work on more tutorials.
Thanks for the suggestion, John! This is something I try to account for in my videos by offering ways to do the tricks in earlier versions, if possible. But this is definitely a good thing to continue doing as I'm working on the course. Good point!
Best channel ever . Very informative and helpful you can do several ideas such as create animations on texts that fit the voiceovers and create transitions similar to imovie or final cut pro cuz not everyone can afford it :)
More of kinetic typography pls
Thank you for taking the time to make those awesome video you are talented
Stay happy ,beautiful and talented
Hey Maria - thanks again for the comments, and CONGRATS! You are one of the winners :). Please send me your email (either via YT messages or email in my about section) so we can set you up with Camille & Taylor's advanced PPT course! We'll also let you know when my course comes out so that you can get access to that as well.
I love this new tool. Is it a way to take more than two objects, say 3 to 5 different objects that are lined together as one and when the one that can be seen is spun, it stops at the next one in line and the previous one leaves the slide?
+Alex Heath Oh got it! You're talking about my PPT 2013 Review video. The easiest way to do this is to do the first animation (make it turn from front to back like I showed in that video). Then, make a new slide and make the second object the FIRST object now - and repeat the process. Each time you want something different to appear, make a new slide - you can do this with as many objects as you want. Does that make sense? I did something similar with the smiley faces for my Cool and Super Easy PPT Effect video - I had them spin multiple times with a new smiley face appearing on each spin.
Yes. In your presentation you showed the front and back of the same woman. You lined them up and the animation made her turn from back to front. I created WORDHEARTS : words morphed into story telling heart logos. I want to be able to line up multiple hearts and as they spin they say something different with ever stop.
Hi Alex - glad you like the tool! I'm not quite sure I visualize what you mean in terms of the different objects - is there a video or example that you can show me? It seems like something like that should be doable though, with the right animation sequencing.
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