In my recent post, “Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a PowerPoint slide–Part III: Collages and 3D scenes,” I announced a contest to create a slide using 3D techniques in that post and the prior posts in the 3D series.
I’m pleased to show you the winners so you can be inspired!
3D cutout bear from Debby Gilden
Debby explained, “To make this slide I got the teddy bear from clipart, and then subtracted its shape from the rectangle that I drew. I then used a bevel option (which I made more extreme) to get the 3-D effect that gives the rectangle a sort of teddy bear mold look. It was fun to see the form take form — so to speak!
“It occurred to me that people viewing this might think that it’s merely a white bear, not a subtracted shape. So I added a rotating gradient in the background to appear after one second.”
I can’t help but think of a gingerbread cookie cutter!
Building blocks from Dr. Peter Bedson
Peter said, “I built this using drawing shapes only – getting the letters on the sides of the blocks was a bit of a fiddle but it only took about 20 minutes. There are actually 6 different blocks here; I started with one and then tweaked it to get the other 5 – once you have them it is easy to change the front letter/block colour but because of the way 3D effects work you can only view them from one “side.”
Puzzle pieces from Konrad Schroth
Konrad wrote, “Here’s a slide I created using some of the techniques in your 3D series – this slide uses 3D formatting (bevels and depth), 3D rotation and shadows. The hardest part was drawing the puzzle pieces!”
He was kind enough to send me a version that showed the evolution of his puzzle.
Puzzle pieces are a great metaphor for many business and training situations.