In this tutorial, you will learn about working with 3D objects in Microsoft PowerPoint:. How to rotate 3D objects. How to color 3D objects. How to give 3D objects a gradient fill. How to fill 3D objects with an image. How to add a shadow to a 3D object. How to add text to a 3D object. How to add an outline to a 3D object. Without further ado, let’s jump right in! Right-click on the object. Select “Format Shape“ from the menu. Choose “3-D Rotation“. You are now able to rotate the object using “Presets,” or you can rotate it in any direction with the “X, Y and Z” buttons.
Right-click on the object. Select “Format Shape“ from the menu. Choose “Solid fill“. Then click on the “Color Button”. Now choose the color you want from the “Color Palette”. Right-click on the object that you want to fill with a gradient. Select “Format Shape“. Choose “Fill” and then “Gradient fill“.
Now you are able to define different types of gradient fill.
Right-click on the object that you want to fill with a picture. Select “Format Shape“. Choose “Fill” and then “Picture or texture fill“. Next, click on the button “Insert from File“.
Part #3: Layering the objects to create the animation effect
In the appearing window you can now select your image and transfer it with “Insert“.
Right-click on the object you want to add a shadow to. Select “Format Shape“. Choose “Shadow“. Now you can add a shadow either via presets or manually with the other fields. Right-click on the object. Select “Edit Text“.
Now you can write a text directly into the 3D-Object. Right-click on the object. Click on “Format Shape“. The buttons “material” and “light” appear in the preset options.
Choose one of the presets to change the surface or lighting of the object. And there you have it. As always: if you need more examples or have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
On Windows and macOS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook support inserting 3D models directly into your documents, workbooks or presentations to illustrate a point.
You can rotate models 360 degrees or tilt up and down to show a specific feature of an object.
Want to see live examples? WindowsMacWindows Mobile. You insert 3D models into your files much the same way as other images.
On the Insert tab of the ribbon select 3D Models and then From a File. To select a 3D Model from our online library, choose 3D Models > From Online Sources.
In the dialog box that appears you can browse, or search for, 3D images from the catalog. Select one or more images and click Insert. When you insert a 3D model into your Office file you'll get a contextual tab on the ribbon under 3D Model Tools called Format.
On the format tab there are some handy controls to help you customize how your 3D images are going to look. The 3D Model Views gallery gives you a collection of preset views that you can use on your image.
For example you can quickly select the head-on view or the top-down view. If you've got multiple 3D models and you're having trouble selecting the one you want to work with, click the Selection Pane to turn on the list of objects.
Then you can easily select the image or images that you want to select. The Align tool helps you place your image on the page or slide—at the top or side, for example.
Pan & Zoom gives you control of how your 3D image fits within the frame.
View, resize, and rotate your 3D object.
Click the Pan & Zoom button, then click and drag the object within the frame to move it. Use the Zoom arrow on the right-side of the frame to make the object appear larger or smaller within the frame.
Once you have your 3D images inserted you can do all kinds of exciting things with them, such as using PowerPoint's Morph Transition to make the object appear to rotate or spin.
In Outlook 2019 or newer, you can insert 3D models into an email message. To use this feature you have to be using the full-sized message editor. If you create a new email you'll already be using it, but if you are replying to a message in the reading pane you'll need to click Pop Out to expand the message editor to full-size.
Then you can go to the Insert tab and click 3D Models. One important thing to remember is that the other person won't be able to edit the model you insert in the message.
3D models in emails are converted into pictures when sent, so the other person can't edit it. 3D models in Microsoft 365 for Mac or Office 2019 for Mac are supported on macOS version 10.12 and on macOS version 10.13.4 and later.
This feature isn't supported on macOS version 10.11 and earlier. It also isn't supported on macOS version 10.13.0 through 10.13.3. If you’re running one of those versions, you’ll need to upgrade to a newer one to use 3D. You insert 3D models into your files much the same way as other images.
On the Insert tab of the ribbon select 3D Models and then From a File.
To select a 3D Model from our online library, choose 3D Models > From Online Sources. In the dialog box that appears you can browse, or search for, 3D images from the catalog.