You can make an object seem to disappear behind another object, or appear from behind that object. This effect creates a 3D impression and seems quite magical.
In order for this to work, you need to create the appearance of a 3D environment that your object can disappear behind. This takes some experimentation. You also need to play with the order of the objects, by right-clicking and using the Order item on the shortcut menu.
Here’s the slide in Normal view.
The tulip is simply cropped to provide a flat bottom.
Here’s the animation. (I recorded and produced the animation with TechSmith’s Camtasia Studio.)
Thanks to Deborah Gilden who brought this technique to my attention in her submission for the Tell ‘n’ Show contest.
To create this animation, follow these steps:
- Select the object that you want to animate.
- Choose Slide Show> Custom Animation. (In 2007, go to Animations tab> Custom Animation.)
- In the Custom Animation task pane, choose Add Effect>Exit>Peek Out. (If Peek Out isn’t on the list, click More Effects.)
- Specify the Start, Direction, and Speed settings. I used On Click, To Bottom, and Slow, respectively.
If it doesn’t look right, fiddle with the position of the objects and their order on the slide.