Anime running animation: Concept and Demonstration

If you happen to watch anime frequently, during your childhood, or at least chanced upon a few anime series, you would have seen those familiar running scenes (See Anime Run Around on youtube for a rough idea), where anime characters run around very quickly. In this article, we will talk about the concept on how you can create/ mimic the running animation using PowerPoint. To start off, think of anime as a flipbook, where every movement is a new frame (in this case, slide) by itself. Thus, instead of using animation effects available on PowerPoint, you link the movements together … Continue reading Anime running animation: Concept and Demonstration

Mask with PowerPoint: 2007 and 2010

If you have done masking effect in PowerPoint 2003, or have seen the blog post on Mask with PowerPoint (See Figure 1 and 3), then you should take a look at the blur effects offered by PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. The introduction of blur effects allow you to insert a shape of your preference (e.g. circle or donut), then add the blur effect making the masking more realistic and stylistic. To add the blur effect, simply double click the added shape, then click on the Insert tab > Shape Effects > Soft Edges > (Extent of the blur effect. Preferably 10 to 25 points). Above … Continue reading Mask with PowerPoint: 2007 and 2010

Presenter for your Android phone

I have been trying out with some Android Apps recently as I have just got my hands on HTC Desire Z, running on Android 2.2, Froyo (a happy consumer indeed). Some applications that I have tried out include presenters for android, which come handy for those who are unwilling to buy a presenter which can be costly depending on the brand you are looking at. With the right keywords, you should be able to find many presenter applications out on the Android Market. Several are not free and may be tagged with a price not exceeding $10. However, we are … Continue reading Presenter for your Android phone