Most of you may have seen anaglyph images showing stereoscopic 3D effect when viewed with 2 color glasses (red and cyan). This is not what we are trying to achieve in this article though. Instead, we are going to leverage on this term to create an anaglyph-styled animation. This form of animation is nothing new and has been widely used in anime or horror movies. One example is the ending song of an anime, K-On!!. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKaLm-30-Ss
To achieve this effect in PowerPoint, you will need two duplicates of the original image, then using the recolor feature, set the first duplicate to red, while the other to green. If you have PowerPoint 2010, you can also make use of Artistic Effect > Blur to soften the effect. As for the animation part, you will need to tone down the background and original image by using transparency effect, then play around with the appear and disappear animation. A ppt demonstration has been provided below. The first slide is done using PowerPoint 2007 (without the blur effect), while the second one is done using PowerPoint 2010 (with the Artistic Effect > Blur). Feel free to dissect the animation through PowerPoint’s animation pane. The image used is drawn by Jeremiah Lee, so all the credits for this fantastic artwork goes to him.