Basic PowerPoint Animation

For Football Playbooks
by Coach Wade
All text and diagrams © Derek A. “Coach” Wade, July 2007. Sales of this material are prohibited under all circumstances.

For several years I’ve been asked how I put together the animations in the PowerPoint presentations I’ve created as standalone training and teaching tools and for clinic presentations.

For several years I’ve been asked how I put together the animations in the PowerPoint presentations I’ve created as standalone training and teaching tools and for clinic presentations.

and this presentation will show you the basics. .It’s not difficult.

You can either draw your own figures with the built in “Autoshapes” tool included in PowerPoint. (Which is fine for basic shapes. but harder for custom shapes.) .

The rest of the time I import a picture. . I usually only draw the graphics when I’m going to make them move around.Or you can import a picture to draw upon. It’s faster to draw on top. I use both techniques as needed.

The next slide will start out blank and demonstrate an automatic animation. .

from the same context menu select the “Order and Timing” tab. and then select “Appear” from the drop down menu under “Entry Affect” To set timing. .) Click the mouse to see an example. right click on a text box border or any other object. (Loading the slide is considered an animation. You can have this animation take place on a mouse click or any time after the previous animation.” To use this animation. This text box will not appear until you click the mouse button.This is an example of “Appear. Clicking again will go to the next slide.

2: Select the animation 3: Select the order and timing Click the mouse to see examples of “Wipe” .“Wipe” works the same way when you’re adding the basic animation: 1: Right click on the item.

giving the appearance that it is one solid line. set to animate on the mouse click. Click the mouse to see an example.You can string “wipes” together to show routes. The red line animates on mouse click. The blue arrow animates “0” seconds after the previous animation is finished. . This is a wipe right line connected to a wipe up arrow.

it looks unbroken.If you make the lines the same color and string the wipes together. Click the mouse to see an example. Click it again for an explanation of what you just saw. .

it looks unbroken.If you make the lines the same color and string the wipes together. Wipe right line Wipe down line Wipe right arrow Wipe up line . Click the mouse to see an example.

Then right click on them and select “Grouping>>group. Wipe right line Wipe down line Wipe right arrow Wipe up line PS: This last is a group of objects.If you make the lines the same color and string the wipes together. Click the mouse to see an example. .” Groups can be animated like anything else. Hold shift and click on every object you want to group. This was a group with “Wipe right” applied. it looks unbroken.

Set the slide transition (under “Slide show” above) to advance the slide automatically after “0” seconds. You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. Frame 1 . (This is set to one second to show the movement more clearly.) Click the mouse button to see the animation.Animated movement is harder.

Frame 2 (Duplicate slide.) .Animated movement is harder. You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.

Animated movement is harder. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key. Frame 3 (Duplicate slide.) . You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon.

Frame 4 (Duplicate slide.Animated movement is harder. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.) . You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon.

arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.Animated movement is harder. You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon.) . Frame 5 (Duplicate slide.

arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.Animated movement is harder. Frame 6 (Duplicate slide.) . You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon.

) . arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key. Frame 7 (Duplicate slide.Animated movement is harder. You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon.

You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key. Frame 8 (Duplicate slide.) .Animated movement is harder.

arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.Animated movement is harder. You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. Frame 9 (Duplicate slide.) .

You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.) .Animated movement is harder. Frame 10 (Duplicate slide.

4 of a second or less and move the item less… but that takes a lot more time.This is what it looks like at normal speed. Frame 1 . Click the mouse button to see the animation. It’s a little choppy. but it gets smoother if you reduce the time to .

Frame 2 (Duplicate slide. You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.) .Animated movement is harder.

Animated movement is harder. You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key. Frame 3 (Duplicate slide.) .

You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon.Animated movement is harder. Frame 4 (Duplicate slide. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.) .

) . You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. Frame 5 (Duplicate slide. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.Animated movement is harder.

Animated movement is harder. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key. You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. Frame 6 (Duplicate slide.) .

Animated movement is harder. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key. You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. Frame 7 (Duplicate slide.) .

Frame 8 (Duplicate slide.Animated movement is harder. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key. You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon.) .

) . You have to treat each slide as a “frame” like a cartoon. Frame 9 (Duplicate slide. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.Animated movement is harder.

Make sure you set the last frame to “Advance on mouse click” or a longer time.) . or it will flash past without the viewer getting to read it. Frame 10 (Duplicate slide. arrow nudged one space to the right with arrow key.

just time consuming. Start with these basics.Animation is not particularly difficult. . and you should be able to produce an animated playbook for your assistants and players in a very short time.

The real trick is to restrain yourself from using all kinds of zany animation! .

Use it sparingly.Animation is distracting. When in doubt. and only to make a specific point or demonstrate a path of travel. chop it out! (Remember that the viewer can’t click onward until the animation completes!) . Remember: you want the viewer to see your CONTENT. not your creativity.

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Tomales CA (2005) . Coach_Wade@hotmail.com Coach Wade and Tim Kehoe.Thanks for viewing! ~D.

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