| How can I insert my own images into the Transitions effects?
The following transition styles in PowerPlugs: Transitions V offer an option to insert an image of your choice to display on the animated 3D transition effect
Turn Image Turn
A quick way to identify whether the selected transition style supports image insertion, is that the Option button to do so will be enabled.
How to insert your own images on the Transition effects –
1. Open any existing presentation or create a new presentation that includes 3 or more slides.
2. Select Add 3D Transition from the Transitions toolbar (or go to PowerPoint's Slide Show menu and select Add 3D Transition).
3. You will see the following dialog.
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4. Select a volume (Transitions V).
5. Select one of the styles that supports image insertion (Delivery Truck,
Imperial Disk, Scene Slate, Turn Image Turn,
Vault Doors, or
When you selected a transition style that allows you to use your own image, then the Options button will be enabled. Otherwise, this button will be in the disabled state.
6. Click the Apply (or Apply to All) button. The Insert Image dialog will then display (this dialog only displays when a 3D transition style that allows image insertion has been selected). Choose an image that will replace the default image (“Your logo here” image) on the selected transition effect. The “My Pictures” folder is the initial folder that displays in this dialog. Once you browse to a different folder and apply an image, the next time the Insert Image dialog is opened, the path/folder in which the previous image was selected will display.
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a) Apply is used to change the image for a single effect.
The selected image will be used on the currently selected 3D transition effect (chosen from the “Add 3D Transition” dialog in step 5 above).
b) Apply to All is used to change the image for all the effects simultaneously.
The selected image will be used for all of the 3D transition effects that allow editable images in the current presentation.
When you select a 3D transition style with editable images the first time after the installation of PowerPlugs: Transitions (or the first time after selecting the “Reconfigure” program in the Windows Start>Programs>PowerPlugs>Transitions folder), upon clicking the Apply or Apply to All button, the following dialog box will be displayed to note you that you can use the Options button in the Add 3D Transitions dialog to modify the image or select a different image.
c) Cancel is used to close the dialog without applying the selected image.
d) Use Image is enabled (checked) when a 3D transition style that allows one to insert their choice of image to the effect has been selected. If this option is not available (grayed out), that is because the currently selected 3D transition style does not support the Insert Image option.
If this option is available and you want to be able to apply a selected image on the 3D transition effect, make sure this option is enabled by placing a check mark next to it.
If you do not want an image applied to the 3D transition effect(s) that allow image insertion, Uncheck (disable) this option. By doing this, no image will be displayed in the 3D transition effect (i.e. it will not display the “Your logo here” default image on the 3D transition effect).
NOTE: Currently, 24-bit bitmap images (BMP) are not supported. If you apply a 24-bit BMP, the image will not display correctly during the real-time playback of the 3D transition effect.
7. The Insert Image dialog will also display in the following situations –
When a chosen 3D transition style has a default image (“Your logo here”) and you click the Apply button.
When a chosen 3D transition style has a default image (“Your logo here”) and you click the Apply to All button.
How to change an image after an image has already been applied –
Once you have inserted your own image to a selected transition style, the image remains associated with that transition style. So, the subsequent time(s) you select that transition style and click the Apply or Apply to All button(s), the Insert Image dialog (Image 2) will not display. If you decide to insert a different image onto the selected effect, open the “Add 3D Transition” dialog and click the Options button. Then, follow the instructions in step 6 above.
Applying images when "Random Transitions" style has been selected –
When the style selected (Image 1 – step 3) is Random Transition, the Options button will be in the disabled state. You must first click the Apply or Apply to All buttons to apply transition styles randomly. Then, select the “Add 3D Transition” command again to display the dialog box. If the random 3D transition style applied to the selected slide supports image insertion, you should then see the Options button enabled. Click on the Options button to change the image maps.
To change the image map for a single slide, select the slide, open the “Add 3D Transition” dialog, then click the option button and follow the instructions outlined in step 6-a.
To change the image map simultaneously for all the slides that have transition styles with editable images, select any slide, open the “Add 3D Transition” dialog and click the Options button. Then, follow the instructions outlined in step 6-b.
How to change images without changing the applied transition effects –
a) For a single slide
Select the slide, open the “Add 3D Transition” dialog and click the Options button. Browse to select the image, then click the Apply button on the Insert Image dialog (Image 2). When the main transitions dialog displays (Image 1), click the Cancel button so that the transition style currently applied to the slide will not be affected.
b) For every slide in the presentation that have transition styles with editable images
Select one of the slides that has a transition style with an editable image, open the “Add 3D Transition” dialog, then click the Options button. Browse to select the image, then click the Apply to All button on the Insert Image dialog (Image 2). When the main transitions dialog displays (Image 1), click the Cancel button so that the transition style currently applied to the slide will not be affected.