In this step-by-step tutorial from Kevin Stratvert, learn how to use animations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn animation fundamentals, layer on multiple animations, adjust the duration and speed, and build out a complete animation scene.

You’ll also learn how to use morph and advanced morph to animate objects. At the end, you’ll learn how to animate 3D objects. By the end, you’ll know all the essentials of animating in PowerPoint.

Timestamps

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:52 Create first animation
  • 4:27 More animations / effects
  • 5:42 Effect options
  • 6:35 Add multiple animations
  • 8:28 Trigger from same shape
  • 9:57 Copy animations to other objects
  • 13:01 Trigger from another shape
  • 13:24 Animation pane
  • 15:15 Start options: On click, with previous, after previous
  • 17:42 Duration & delay
  • 19:50 Add animations in sequence
  • 21:02 Advanced timing options
  • 23:10 Advanced effects
  • 24:27 Remove animations
  • 24:45 Play from
  • 25:09 Animate text
  • 28:34 Pull it all together – advanced animation example
  • 35:28 Morph & advanced morph
  • 37:58 3D animations
  • 41:03 Wrap up

Earlier today, I shared Lex Fridman’s discussion on DeepMind’s recent advancement on protein folding.

Join DeepMind  Science Engineer Kathryn Tunyasuvunakool to explore the hidden world of proteins and why this discovery is a big deal.

These tiny molecular machines underpin every biological process in every living thing and each one has a unique 3D shape that determines how it works and what it does.

But figuring out the exact structure of a protein is an expensive and often time-consuming process, meaning we only know the exact 3D structure of a tiny fraction of the 200m proteins known to science.

Being able to accurately predict the shape of proteins could accelerate research in every field of biology.

That could lead to important breakthroughs like finding new medicines or finding proteins and enzymes that break down industrial and plastic waste or efficiently capture carbon from the atmosphere.

vcubingx provides a visual introduction to the structure of an artificial neural network.

The Neural Network, A Visual Introduction | Visualizing Deep Learning, Chapter 1

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:55 One input Perceptron
  • 3:30 Two input Perceptron
  • 4:40 Three input Perceptron
  • 5:17 Activation Functions
  • 6:58 Neural Network
  • 9:45 Visualizing 2-2-2 Network
  • 10:59 Visualizing 2-3-2 Network
  • 12:33 Classification
  • 13:05 Outro

As a content creator, I appreciate tools that quickly and easily make me able to generate content. Throw AI and computer vision into the mix, then I’m all in.

Here’s a cool tool that will radically transform animation.

Pose Animator basically animates users’ poses and movements from either a camera feed or a static image, and can run on browsers in real-time using TensorFlow.js. The generated animation characters can be customized by downloading and making changes on the provided sample skeleton SVG.

Julia Jaskólska, who draws for social media management company Buffer, recently used Pose Animator to animate one of her character illustrations dancing to the 2014 hit song Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. “I’d never guess it could be so easy! Thanks @yemount for making our weekend!” tweeted Jaskólska.

TED-Ed explains the science of how viruses can jump from one species to another and the deadly epidemics that can result from these pathogens.

Here’s a story that happened right here in Maryland.

At a Maryland country fair in 2017, farmers reported feverish hogs with inflamed eyes and running snouts. While farmers worried about the pigs, the department of health was concerned about a group of sick fairgoers. Soon, 40 of these attendees would be diagnosed with swine flu. How can pathogens from one species infect another, and what makes this jump so dangerous? Ben Longdon explains.