Horse Walk Cycle Animation in PowerPoint Tutorial

Looking into this huge Objects and Animations list in Figure 1.1, you might want to try your hands on some other animations than making this Horse Walk Cycle using PowerPoint 2016 / 2019.

Horse Walk Cycle Animation in PowerPoint

Let me make things simple for you by explaining the shape layers and animation properties first.

Selection and Animation Panes in PowerPoint
List of Shape Layers and Animations
Figure 1.1

Credits: Trees Graphics Design inspired by Feitosa and the Horse Design animation inspired by Steve Kirby.

  • You basically need to draw 3 different types of trees or even you can download vector graphic images having a transparent background from websites like Freepik. Once you have these shapes then you can make more duplicates of the same and then make a group of them (See Figure 1.2).
Trees Shape Layers in PowerPoint
Different Types of Trees are replicated and grouped into 3 Layers.
Figure 1.2

After placing the tree layers on the slide, we applied the Left Motion Paths to them and you must take care of the length of the Motion Paths. As we are looping the tree movements Until End of the Slide, so the ending position of the Motion Path must match exactly with the objects on the slide to create a perfect loop without any glitches. As no screenshots can be shown for the Motion Path Length and exact position on the slide, so you can download the presentation from the link below and check for yourself or watch our video tutorial.

  • Tree Layer 1 and 2 Animation Properties: Left Motion Path, Duration 6 Seconds, No Smoothness and Repeat Until End of Slide.
  • Tree Layer 3 is moving at a different time duration of 8 seconds.
  • Tree Layer 4 has 3.50 seconds duration.
  • Horse Layers are having 2 animations Flash Once and Right Motion Path.

You can watch our How To Create Landscape Parallax Animation Tutorial to learn more about applying different Motion Paths and Time Duration to create these kinds of effects.

Now, let’s talk about Horse animation. 10 different layers have been used each having a different horse running pose. We applied the Flash Once animation effect on each of the horse layers having the same duration of 0.80 seconds and delay timings of 0.08 seconds between 1st and 2nd pose and 0.16 seconds delay between the 2nd and 3rd pose and so on.

Horse Walk Poses
10 Different Walk Pose of Horse. Created using Shape Tools
Figure 1.3

If you are using a later version than PowerPoint 2007 then you need to read this article that How To Get Flash Once Animation Effect in PowerPoint 2010 / 2013 / 2016 and 2019.

Layers and Animations List
List of Animations applied on 10 Horse Layers
Figure 1.4

The Horse Frames are in Descending Order but the animations are in Ascending Order. It indicates that Horse Frame 1 is behind all the objects while during the slideshow Frame 1 will get displayed first.

After drawing all the different poses of the horse, you need to place all the frames in one place on the slide. Select all the horse layers and then click on the Align drop-down button from the Format tab. First, choose Align Center followed by Align Middle.

Alignment Options in PowerPoint
Alignment Options under the Format tab. (Figure 1.5)

As we have 10 different layers of horse and we need to apply Flash Once and Right Motion Path to each layer, which means a total of 20 animations will be applied. To make this job easy (instead of applying both of these animations individually to each layer), you can apply the Flash Once and Motion Path to one of the horse layers and then use Animation Painter to replicate the same effect to the rest of the layers and finally add the Delay Timings between the Flash Once effect.

Horse Walk Cycle Animation Gif
Horse Walk / Running Cycle in MicrosoftPowerPoint

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The article How To Horse Walk Cycle Animation also applies to the following versions:

  • PowerPoint 2007
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • PowerPoint 2016
  • PowerPoint 2019

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