Insert animated 3D graphics

Office 365 PC subscribers can embed an animated 3D graphic in PowerPoint. These graphics are much like animated GIFs. Each one has pre-set animations, or scenes, it can play to inform or entertain your audience.

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This is a subscriber-only feature This feature is available to Office 365 Subscribers only.

Embed an animated 3D graphic

  1. Select Insert > 3D Models > From Online Sources.

  2. In the dialog box, select a category that has a "runner" badge The running-person symbol indicates a 3D image that comes with predefined animation scenes , which indicates that the graphics in it are animated.

  3. Select a model and then select Insert.

    The graphic is inserted and the default animation begins playing.

  4. To choose a different animation for the 3D graphic, select Format > Scenes.

    Each graphic comes with multiple scenes, or animations, to choose from.

  5. To halt the animation effect, select the Format tab and click Pause.

    (You can also right-click the graphic and click Pause, or tap the spacebar while the graphic is selected.)

  6. To adjust the view of the model, click and drag the 3D control The rotation control lets you adjust the position of a 3D graphic . Or select Format > 3D Model Views to open the predefined gallery of views, and select the one you want.

  7. To move a graphic to a different position, select it, then click and drag within its border.

  8. To make your graphic larger or smaller, select it, then drag a corner handle on its border.

Remove an animated 3D graphic

Simply click to select the model, then press the Delete key.

Combine animations

The scenes for a 3D graphic are available on the Animations tab of the Ribbon, and you can use the Animations tab to add one or more animation effects to a single 3D graphic. You can also add more than one 3D graphic to a slide.

More information about 3D models

See Get creative with 3D models for more features—such as Pan and Zoom, which lets you change how your 3D graphic fits within its frame.

See Animate text or objects for general help on animation effects in PowerPoint, including combining multiple effects.

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