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Animating and Playing with 3D Models in Powerpoint

Pavel N ⭐, Powerpoint Video Skills

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7 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Full video of Powerpoint Astronomy Project

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. Inserting an extra large background picture

    • 4. Inserting a 3D model and zooming into the background

    • 5. Adding dynamic titles to 3D models

    • 6. Adding the 3D model of the Moon

    • 7. Transitioning to other planets to continue


About This Class

In this course you will learn how to insert and animate 3D objets in Powerpoint, a create a full video out of it. I share my tips and techniques to get Powerpoint videos to look like "real" animated videos. These videos can be used to create online courses, YouTube videos and marketing videos for business.

You need to follow Part 1 and Part 2 for easier understanding. 

Part 1: Create beautiful video animation with Powerpoint

Part 2: Create animated infographic video with Powerpoint

Part 3: This class

Part 4: Editing Powerpoint Videos inside a Video Editing Software

Part 5: Design Guidelines for Powerpoint Videos and Recap


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1. Full video of Powerpoint Astronomy Project: Hi, everyone in this class, you're going to learn how to use three D models inside Power Point. And he made them and create a full video about astronomy. This is the project number three off my power point of video course. You can start this class from scratch, but I strongly recommend that you go through Project one and two first. If you haven't done it yet, it will be easier for you to follow this one if you do all the projects in the right order and you can find the links to all of them in the description below. 2. Introduction: hi, everyone, and welcome to Project Three of the Power Point Video course. So in this one, we're going to try to push power point to the limit, and we will mainly use more of transitions and three D shapes, something that we didn't use in the previous project. So since we did the second project about Elon Musk, well, let's do this one about astronomy. So the things that you're going to learn here is basically how far you can go with power point. And even if you don't plan on using three D shapes anytime soon in your presentations, well, it doesn't matter the transition that we will play with the more of transition. You can actually apply them with all kinds off power point objects, and you can get very creative with it. So let's start and let me show you what you can do. Is it 3. Inserting an extra large background picture: So first, let's find an absolutely huge picture off space off stars. So let's go on Google. And the thing here is that you need a really huge picture, an absolutely huge picture. Which means, for example, something like this. You see, the number off pixels here well, has to be much bigger than your screen. So your computer screen is probably something like 1009 120 by 1080. And so this one is like, two or three times bigger than this. So this one is good, This one, not enough. And ah, yeah, This one, for example, can definitely work. So pick one, which is really, really big. Okay? And then we'll continue. So go back to PowerPoint. So I already have mine. I will insert it. So I chose this one. As you can see, when you open power point it automatically resize is the picture to fit in your slide. But what we need is to actually make it much bigger. So let's resize it while keeping the proportions. Okay, as you can see, since I picked a really big picture, even if I resize it, I zoom out. It still stays very sharp. That's why we need the picture with a really, really big resolution. Because we're kind of going to zoom at it. Right. So that's our power point slide behind. And so this is the picture. So, as you can see, it can get much bigger without losing quality. Okay, so for now, keep it normal size just to fill in the slide. Okay, Like this, It really doesn't matter where it is, as long as you're feeling the whole slight with it. And now let's just make it slightly darker because it's too bright. So you go here and picture corrections and brightness. You just decreased a little bit. Yeah, minus 30% or 2023% for example. Something like this is good. I mean, it also depends on the picture that you chose. If it's already not that bright, then it's fine. 4. Inserting a 3D model and zooming into the background: So now let's insert our 1st 3 D shape. You go here, insert three D models and then choose from online sources, so I will explain you later. But basically, when you click here, you have a source that Microsoft ISS partner with, which is this one. And they already proposed you to download many three D shapes directly within Power Point. But as you can see, there's just one source. For now. I'm pretty sure that Microsoft will add many more sources over the time, and you can also download your own three D models from different websites. But I will talk about it later. For now, just type a keyword here and type birth. Let's find a three D model off the earth, right, this one. So click on it, insert. All right, so here we have our three D model, and when you click here and you drag the mouse, as you can see, you can position this mortal as you want, because this is a really three D model. It's not an illusion off a three d model. So, unfortunately, Power Point doesn't yet allow to animate these three D objects individually, so I cannot create an animation, for example, that will make this earth rotate. On this slide, I can only make it appear and basically use all the traditional power point animations. However, I can animate the three D shape itself, using the more of transition. So, for now, morphed transition is the only solution to that. But here again, I also think that with some time Microsoft will introduce a way to animate this treaty objects as well. So let me show you how it's done. So let's say that I want the Earth to come to that position here, make it bigger, and let's put it here. Let's see what it does. Okay, Ercis here. That's fine. Now let's duplicate this slide. Okay, Now we have two slides and on this slight, first of all, let's turn the earth like this. Okay? And now let's apply to this slight that transition more. Okay. As you can see, it rotates the three D object, which is really amazing, and you can do many things like this. But there are many problems off course. For example, you cannot decide in which direction this object is rotating. You can only do a more transition and then it will decide automatically. What? This is sort of the shortest path from one point to another. So I cannot tell this object. Rotate that direction. It will do it automatically, so you have to adapt and you have to play with it. But now let's do some more fancy things. So first of all, let's make an impression as if we were flying towards this Earth or if the Earth was coming towards us. So once you position it, let's make this object much smaller, okay, much smaller. And let's position it outside off the slide here at the angle. Because, yes, when we will be using the more transition, who will actually be working a lot outside of the slide. And now on the second slight, let's use this picture here, which, by the way, is not a background. If you set it as a background, it will not work. So since we have this picture and it's really big, we can increase the size of it. So let's make it bigger like this. Okay, last thing that we should do is going transition here, and here is the duration. When we when I showed you the rotation. It was really too fast. Obviously, it's because the transition is two seconds. That's so it's really fast. So let's put it at five seconds, for example. And now let's see what happens. All right, way have are amazing Earth animation. So, as you can see, I did two things here. So we have this three D object which rotates and becomes bigger. So I placed it outside off the first slide. And then I have this background, which is really big, so I can do whatever I want. Visit. I can zoom in, zoom out, and by zooming in it creates this movement impression. So basically, the morphed transition is doing all the job. All right, this is really cool. 5. Adding dynamic titles to 3D models: So let's keep going with what we wanted to do. So let's write down some basic facts about Earth and later compared Toa Mars, for example. Let's do some shapes like this. All right, You know how to do all of this already? No. Okay. And let's right here. That earth has liquid water because liquid water is one of the main ingredients for life. And we can have liquid water because off many reasons, the Earth's has a certain size which can retain an atmosphere. And then we are at the right distance from the sun as well. So yeah, just the right perfect zone. Okay, well, this is not the course about astronomy, so it doesn't matter what you write here, write is just to show you, of course, once again, when you do this kind of things, you have to choose phones which fit? I don't know. I think I like this one, right. And let's add a slight effect of this title. Animations, ammunition, pain. I had animation, more emphasis. And let's use grow with color. So this is what it does. Okay? And let's change the color. Let's actually make it white. But our original text. Let's make it something like Gray. Thank you. This also, when you see when these grows, the line that we have underneath doesn't fit anymore. So let's position this line correctly, and you have to play with it. It's a bit annoying if you want to use it. If you don't want to use it, it's fine. It's up to you. Oops. All right. I think this is good. Except the length is not perfect here. All right, let's leave it like this. Okay, let's make it appear in a traditional way. Wipe. Okay. What if we make this one appear from the right? Yeah, let's do it like this. And let's also make this one appear as a zoom to start with. Okay? So make this two lines. Here is the wipe animation and this text. Ah, with the zoom animation appear at the same time. All of this at the same time. So this is what will happen. OK, so let's see from the beginning with what it does. So we have our earth that arrives. Then we have this title a liquid water. We have liquid water. Okay, Now, let's keep going. With the second slide and let's at some more titles. But we will not animate them in the same way. So let's duplicate. They slide. And now every time that we make a new slight, let's make the earth rotate a little bit. Okay, that's the first thing now delayed all the animations from everything. And now let's reuse these lines. Put them lower to write another title so you can copy this. Here, put it here. And let's write, for example, magnetic field, which is also critical for life on Earth because it protects us from high energy particles and race coming from space. So, whatever. Let's copy the animation from here. Sorry, Made a mistake. So go here, animation, animation painter, and you go here and you apply it to magnetic field. All right, this is good. And I would just need to make everything fit. That's previously on this line almost there. Yes. All right. So this is good. Yeah. So I just removed the previous animation. We only need this animation here. Okay, just this emphasis. Now, take this title here. You copy it. Okay, Then you go in the previous slight, paste it and put it straight up using the arrow keys out of the slight. So now let's see what happens. All right, this looks good. We can make it slightly a bit faster, because now this transition seems to slow. Let's try this. All right. And just to complete this, we can do exactly the same thing 1/3 time. So you go here, you take this lines. Here, you put them below. Maybe a bit on the left. Copy this title, then take out the animation from here. You can also arrange it. Put it on the left to make it fit with the previous take the liquid water. And here, let's right has one moon. Let's see what happens. It fits perfectly. Just make it slightly longer. Hey, is 11 All right. And now, once again, take this title. Cope it, put it in the previous slide up above the slide and take out the animation. All right, let's see from the beginning. Now, by the way, I made a mistake here. We don't need the animation on this title here, so you could water magnetic field as 11 All right? Everything is good. Except that I don't know why just the liquid water title doesn't transition like I would like it to. I don't know. Some errors like this happen. Let's try to figure it out. What we can simply do is redo this. So we take liquid water. Here, take it. Cope it. Okay, take this one out, deleted and basted here again and take out the animations related to it. Let's see. This solved our mistake. Not really. So it didn't work. So let me try something yet again. You have to be creative with Power Point. I already told you that. So let's try to do something different. Let's stick out this entrance animation here. And let's see if this solves the problem. All right, Now it works. So the glitch had something to do with the entrance animation. For some reason, I don't know why. And these are the kind of things that you can expect with power point then, generally speaking with all other kinds of software. So however, we don't have entrance animation. Now let's see if this still looks good. Yeah, actually, I think it looks even better weirdly. Okay, so then we have this animation and we have next title and and then I forgot the Earth's rotation on this one. So this is the third. Let's make Earth rotate all the way to Asia and China. Let's see if it's okay. All right. Okay. This is very good. So we have some basic facts about Earth, and we ended them by saying that Earth has one moon, so let's at the moon. 6. Adding the 3D model of the Moon: Let's duplicate with a slight once again and the late oh, older titles. Okay, now let's also rotate Earth a little bit just to show that we rotating it every time. Let's put it somewhere here in the corner. And now let's insert the three D model off the moon. I don't even know which one to choose Moon or the Moon. That's not very helpful. Let's try this one. Okay, this is good. So this is how we usually see the moon? Yeah, something like this. It's also not very easy to rotate it, because sometimes I want in a certain position and doesn't work in this position and what they were. OK, let's leave it like this and let's position it here. So we want to make them one appear. So let's copy it from the final slight to the previous light and put it outside off the slight again like this. So you see, thirst from here will go more on the left and the moon will appear here. And now, since we are making this big transition, let's also change the position off our background slightly just to show some movement so we can position it more on the right like this, for example. Let's see what what happens? I don't know. Let's discover has one moon, right? Okay, a slight mistake here, but the idea is good. Let's also rotate the moon. Okay, so let's rotate it like this, which is fake, obviously, because the moon doesn't 48 this way for dates and different way around the Earth states, it's Titley looked so All right, So this is our moon. And, uh, maybe you know what? Let's also illustrate the fact that it's Titley locked. Let's make them rotate around each other. So let's duplicate this light. Let's keep earth rotating like this a little bit and let's put it here. And now let's rotate the moon so it fits exactly the other side of the earth. Let's see what happens. Yeah, that kind of makes sense. You can kind of realize that Dimon it's tightly locked to the earth. All right. We can also move the background once again. Let's put it down a bit on the left. It doesn't even matter how you move. It is just that any movement itself looks really cool, right? Okay, This is good 7. Transitioning to other planets to continue: And now, finally, once we are done talking about this, let's zoom into Mars. So let's duplicate that slide and let's make the moon and the earth go away from it while rotating a little bit just for the animation like this. And now let's add three D model of Mars, This one here. Okay, So actually have to add this model on this light here because this is where Mars is going to appear, So we want to make it big. We want to show the Vallis Marineris and the Tarses bulge. So this is Vallis Marineris, and this is the Tarsus bulge with really cool off and also put it a little bit down so we can see the polar caps. So put it here and no on this slight, let's make it rotate correctly. So unlike this now let's make it extremely small. And if we manage to, let's position it outside of this life here. So let's see what happens. All right. Home was there. It looks awkward because we already see Mars before Earth and moon disappear. So let's put them even further. So, yeah, if you work, and if you do this kind of things was the more of transition. Like I said, you will be working a lot outside off your slide. So, yes, see, it's lady looks better. And of course, we can change the background and make it zoom in like this and see if the quality remains. Let's see what it does, all right, and now we have Mars, which is not. We're well positioned, but that's not a big deal. So, as you can see on my screen, Power Point already starts to be a bit slow. We can see a drop in frame rate, and this is mostly due to, ah, the power of my computer, which is actually powerful. But now we have a bit too many three D objects and stuff happening on the slides. But it's not the problem when you will register your timings and you when you will export the final video, and none of this will be seen. It's normally supposed to still work correctly, and you will not see this little frame rate problems. So let's watch this from the beginning. So Earth, the only planet in our solar system which harbors life because it has liquid water. It also has a magnetic field, and it has one moon. And by the way, the proportion between the planet and the moon is the biggest one among all the other planets of our solar system, which is pretty unique. So let's take a look at this moon. Yeah, here it is. The moon rotates around earth and its Titley locked, so that's why we always see the same site. Now, let's take a look at Mars. Okay? All right. Really cool. So we can also keep going like this and do Jupiter and do Pluta. And there are many other planets which have their three D models created inside Power Point . But also, I think you got the point with this background movement that I'm doing and the general placement off objects outside off the slight and then making their transitions using the more transition here, which is really, really cool