Make a bubbleTo make a bubble, start with a simple circle. Then add a subtle gradient to it along with some transparency:
I’d encourage you to play around with both color and transparency until you get something that matches what you’re looking for. Once the gradient is done, give it a 3d effect:
I went with a simple circle bevel, but you might also get interesting results from other variations. So, what did all that get us? A bubble of course:
Animate a bubbleNow that we have our bubble, it’s time to animate it. The sequence I came up with is as follows:
- fade the bubble in
- move it along a path
- expand it a bit as it moves
- fade it out towards the top
Make many bubblesFinally, to get the effect of many bubbles, the easiest thing to do is copy the bubble you just made, paste it a bunch of times, tweaking the size, position, and animation path for each. It takes a bit of effort, but it’s worth it: embedded by Embedded Video
Download Video download PowerPoint Tip: PowerPoint 2010 can export presentations as a wmv (Windows Media Video) file. This can be very useful if you want to share your animations on the web.
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