How to Make an Animation Using PowerPoint and Movie Maker

Two Parts:PowerPointMovie Maker

Do you want to make basic animation for school or just for fun? PowerPoint and Movie Maker are simple Windows tools to use!

Part 1
PowerPoint

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    Open up PowerPoint. Any version will work.
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    Right click anywhere on the slide and go down to layout, then blank.
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    Click the shapes drop down box under the insert tab and click the oval. Click anywhere on the slide to create a circle. It's default color is blue, so let's change that to red. Right click on the circle and go down to Format Shape. Click on Fill > Solid Fill > Color Drop Down (Paint Can) > Red. Then you want the line color red as well. Click Line Color on the Format Shape option and go down to the paint can and make it red.
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    Move the red circle to the bottom left corner of the slide.
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    Right click slide 1 on the left and go down to the option "duplicate slide." Then, click the red circle and there will be circles and squares around the circle. Hold the square on the top middle, below the green circle and move it down to shrink down a few centimeters,
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    Duplicate the first slide again and move it down to be the last slide. Then, click and drag the ball up and right.
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    Duplicate that slide and move it up and to the right even more.
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    Repeat the previous step one final time.
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    Duplicate slide 5 and move the red circle down and right. Repeat two more times and on the third time, have it touch the bottom of the slide and shrink it like in slide 2.
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    Duplicate slide 8 and make the circle back to its normal shape.
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    Click File > Save As. Give it a name. Click the drop down button and save as PNG to your desktop. Then every slide; then click ok.

Part 2
Movie Maker

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    Open up Movie Maker
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    Click the "Click here to browse for videos and photos" and open the png file and Ctrl+A, then Open.
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    Make sure all of the slides are selected. Click the yellow video tools tab. From there, change the duration to 0.2 seconds.
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    Play the movie for a preview. Then click File > Save Project. Give it a name.

Tips

  • That was a very simple example for first time users of the software so if you are more advanced, try upgrading your animation software.

Warnings

  • Save often. This particular example takes very little time but it is still always important to save because you could lose it all and have to restart.


Article Info

Categories: PowerPoint Presentations | Windows Movie Maker