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June 17, 2011

Powerpoint Animation Tools: Rotating 3D Objects

I'm posting this because I spent an entire afternoon trying to figure it out.

You can't, and here's why:

Powerpoint takes a finished, locked-in image (ie your 3d object) and moves it around your slide.
It can't show different parts of that image because it is, for all purposes, a 2d picture of something 3D.

there are a lot of links like the ones below this post talking about hidden pivot points and other workarounds, but they don't work in 3D. I'm putting them down there to make this post as searchable as possible in hopes of preventing people from wasting as much time as i just.