When I was a child, I used to like cartoon a lots. They are funny and make me laugh all day. Now, when I grow up, I …still like cartoon. I think that cartoon is not for children only anymore. Many Pixar’s movies like Wall-e, Up… are so cool! If you have ever watched these movies, I think you will like them, too. Maybe I am childish, but maybe I am just still looking for fun things in my life. It is hard to make a mystery thing in movie like magic but it is extremely easy in cartoon. It let our imagination rise.
When making PowerPoint, I want to put my imagination in the slides, too. A presentation is a show of mine, and I want to show to my audiences what is in my mind. Sometime, our question is not about how to make a good presentation, but just simply how to illustrate your idea to listeners. PowerPoint sure can help you.
Flying Object Animation – is it possible?
Making thing fly in PowerPoint is easy. But we may need to combine some animations to make them look like real. It is not simple as move an object from ground to upper. I need more tricks to make them really interesting.
Let look at my animation in the picture.
What I want is a spaceship start lauching from the ground.
What I can find on the Internet is a spaceship is flying.
Is it possible to implement the idea?
Here is what I did:
Tricks and tips
Remove flame from the rocket
For most of pictures I found on the Internet, I like this rocket most. However, it is a flying rocket. So I use Remove Backgrounds from Picture Tools tab (the tab will appear when you choose a picture). Using this tool is quite easy. You just have to drag through the area to remove or keep, just like what I did in the video. After doing this, you would have a new version of rocket that has no flame.
Make the Rocket launch
It’s a little tricky here. You cover the original one cover exactly the new version of rocket you make from the above step. Then add the Wipe animation for the original one. Because two rockets are simmilar, when the original rocket appear cover the first one, people can’t notice that there are 2 rocket. All people would see is a flame wipe out frome the rocket.
Set a flying path for the rocket
We using a simple animation from PowerPoint – Arcs. Applying this one for the rocket, adjust the path to outside the slide to make the rocket fly away from the view.
This PowerPoint tip is a little more time comsumming than the previous ones. However, we know that we can make a lot of animations we like just from simple defaufl animation. I just show the idea for the animation. You can find more detailed tips in older posts. How to make a good presentation with this tips? It’s up to you. You can apply this to any flying object, just adjust the flying path.
So, good luck to your presentation!