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Applying Motion Effects
Chapter 3
Figure 3.46 Creating motion is as simple as setting
the starting and ending positions to different
locations. You can create a straight or diagonal
movement with very little effort. Here, your layer
will move from the right side of the slide to the left.
Figure 3.45 The Motion Effects tab is where you
will make all your motion happen. Notice the two
preview panes. These are for your starting and ending
positions. ProShow creates motion by moving your
slide from the starting to ending position.
Applying Motion Effects
e feature that really gives you an edge in
show creation is motion. Static images and
audio are nice and can work in a slower-
paced show, but the application of even
subtle motion takes a simple show and adds
a dynamic that your audience will love.
Using motion in ProShow is a very simple
process designed to let you work as you
watch so that you can see your changes
immediately.
Essentially, you create motion by telling
ProShow where you want a layer to start
and where you want it to end. ProShow does
the rest, making changes to the layer so that
it does just what you direct it to do. All you
have to do is decide what you want your slide
to look like at the beginning and what you
want it to look like when it ends.
Let’s begin by looking at the motion e ects
and making some basic motion.
Adding Simple Motion Effects
Choose any slide you have created, and
double-click it in the Slide List.  is will
open the Slide Options dialog.
Now, click the E ects tab and then the Motion
E ects tab to open the Motion E ects dialog
(Figure 3.45).
At the top of your Motion E ects tab are two
preview panes.  e pane on the left is your
Starting Position pane.  is is what your slide
looks like at the beginning.  e pane on the
right is your Ending Position pane, which
shows what your slide will look like at the end.
Before we go into any more detail, let’s create
some simple motion to see how it works.
Drag your layer to the right of the slide in
the Starting Position pane, and then drag the
layer over to the left side of the slide in the
Ending Position pane (Figure 3.46).
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Figure 3.49 The sliders and values in the Starting
Position and Ending Position panes let you manually
confi gure your motion.
Figure 3.48 The Layers list is common to
many of ProShow’s dialogs.
Figure 3.47 The Preview panel is split into starting
and ending position previews.
Once you have moved the layer around in
both panes, click the Play button
to see
what you have done. Notice that the layer
moves from the starting position on the right
side of the slide to the ending position on
the left.  ats all it takes to create motion—
just set up the slides the way you want them
to look at the beginning and the end of the
motion. ProShow does the rest.
Now well look at the rest of the options in
more detail.  e two-pane Preview panel at
the top of the screen has a few icons on the
left side, which we will cover in Chapter 7
(Figure 3.47).
Beneath the Preview panes is a Layers list
(Figure 3.48).  is is the same type of Layers
list that we covered earlier in the chapter and
works in the same way.
e primary tools you will use for creating
motion appear in the Starting Position and
Ending Position panes (Figure 3.49).
Here, you can see that you have values for
Pan, Zoom, and Rotate. Producer users also
have a few additional options that will be
covered in Chapter 4.
ese values function here in the same way
as when you are simply changing the appear-
ance of a layer. Pan changes the position of
the layer on the slide using X and Y values.
Zoom changes the size of the layer. Rotate
allows you to rotate the layer around.
You can change these values by manually
entering a number or moving the slider. If
you don’t like the e ect of a particular value,
you can click the reset arrow.

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