Adding and subtracting effects to objects must have been easy for you, so today I will show you how to create powerpoint motion path for objects, what you need to do, is combine PowerPoint’s available tools with effects, adjust Timing and you can create a unique motion.
Specifically, today we will come to how to make a car run on the road, uphill and then downhill. If you are curious, let’s start learning.
How to create powerpoint motion path for objects
First, you need a picture of a car, you can search google or browse with PowerPoint’s Picture tool.
And note that the background of the image must be transparent, PowerPoint also has a Remove Background tool available for you if needed.
2. Create motion path in powerpoint
Step 1: Insert the car into the slide. Then go to Insert => Shape to draw a road.
Step 2: To build a slope, go to Format => Edit Shape => Edit Points. You will see black dots at the corners of the road, hold and drag this one dot to make a slope, as shown in the picture below.
Step 3: You can format the shape by clicking on it and select Format, in there you can change the color, style…of the shape.
Adjust the car’s position. Resize and place the car to fit with the road.
Step 4: You duplicate the car (Ctrl + D). This car will be placed at the top of the slope, where the car is going to go downhill.
Step 5: Now is the center of this article. Click on the first car and go to tab Animations, select effect Lines. You will then see a line and a red dot appear, with a virtual car.
Drag and drop that red dot so that the line forms the direction of the car going uphill.
With the second car, you also do the same, but this car will go downhill.
Step 6: Now you will create motion. When the first car reaches the top of the slope it will have to disappear. To do this, select the car, go to Animations => select Add Animation and select Disappear (Exit)
Step 7: Now open Animation Pane, move the disappear effect you just inserted in front of the second car’s effect as shown below. So that when the first car reaches the top of the slope, it automatically disappears, then the second car will start to move.
Step 8: For the disappear effect, in Timing, select Start After Previous. You can click on Preview to see how it works.
Step 9: But you can’t have the second car appear like that from the beginning, so you must hide it until car number 1 disappears.
Select car number 2, go to Add Animation, select Appear.
You then move this car’s appearance effect in front of its movement
Then you select the 2 effects of car number 2 (hold Ctrl), in Timing choose Start After Previous.
And that’s all the work today. You can click Preview to see the result. Follow the steps correctly and there won’t be any errors.
At this point, the article on how to create motion for an object – specifically in today’s article, a car – has ended. You can see, although there is no effect that can make the car go up and downhill, but knowing how to combine and arrange effects, timing is suddenly completely possible, right? And it’s not that difficult to do. I guess you’ll get used to these tools quickly.
Hope the article helps you! Thank you and see you again!