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How to Create a Bouncy Ball Animation in PowerPoint

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Do you want to add some fun to your PowerPoint presentation? Adding bouncy ball animation to your presentation is a great way to do that.

Adding a bouncing ball animation is a great way to catch your audience's attention.Adding a bouncing ball animation is a great way to catch your audience's attention.Adding a bouncing ball animation is a great way to catch your audience's attention.
Adding a bouncing ball animation is a great way to catch your audience's attention. (Image Source: Envato Elements)

Adding animation can have some benefits. One of the benefits is that it can make some information on your slide more memorable.

This tutorial covers how to create a PowerPoint bouncing ball animation, how to turn your ball image into a bouncing ball, and how to turn your bullet point into bouncing balls.

How to Create a Bouncing Ball Animation

If you want to add excitement to your presentation, it can be beneficial to know how to make a bounce-ball presentation.

For this tutorial, I’m using PowerPoint version 16.63.1 on macOS.

Here’s how to make a bouncing ball animation PowerPoint:

1. Choose a Template & Slide

The Minimal PowerPoint template is a premium template from Envato Elements.The Minimal PowerPoint template is a premium template from Envato Elements.The Minimal PowerPoint template is a premium template from Envato Elements.
The Minimal PowerPoint template is a premium template from Envato Elements.

Choose which template you want to use to add your bouncy ball animation. In this tutorial, we’ll be using the Minimal PowerPoint template from Envato Elements.

The template we've chosen comes with over 120 total slides. It also comes with five premade color schemes that you can choose from. Plus, the Minimal PowerPoint template comes with illustrations and handcrafted infographics.

Another feature of this template is that it contains picture placeholders. Picture placeholders make it easy to add an image of your choice by dragging and dropping it into the placeholder.

Here is what slide two looks like without any edits made. Here is what slide two looks like without any edits made. Here is what slide two looks like without any edits made.
Here's what slide two looks like without any edits made.

After you’ve chosen your presentation template, choose which slide you want to use for your bouncy ball animation. For this tutorial, we’ll be using slide two. Above is what that slide looks like without any edits made.

2. Create Your Ball

Start by making the shape for a bouncing ball animation. Start by making the shape for a bouncing ball animation. Start by making the shape for a bouncing ball animation.
Start by making the shape for a PowerPoint bouncing ball animation.

To create a bouncing ball animation, you need to have a ball. So first, click on the Insert tab above the toolbar. Next, click on the Shapes button in the toolbar.

When you click on the Shapes button, a menu appears. In the menu, you’ll see a Basic Shapes section. Click on the Circle in that section.

3. Fill Your Ball

Next, you should fill in the shape you created.Next, you should fill in the shape you created.Next, you should fill in the shape you created.
Next, you should fill in the shape you created.

First, click on your ball to select it. Next, click on the Shape Format tab above the toolbar. Then in the toolbar, click on the Format Pane button.

In the Format Pane, you’ll see a Fill section. In the Fill section, there's a color field with a Fill Color button. Click on it. A color menu appears. Choose the color that you want.

3. Add Animation of Ball Bouncing

Add animation to your ball.Add animation to your ball.Add animation to your ball.
Add animation to your ball.

First, click on your ball to select it. Next, click on the Animations tab. In the toolbar, you’ll see Entrance Effects. Scroll until you see the Bounce effect.

If you want your shape to be bouncier, you can click on the Path Animation button in the toolbar. Choose the Bounce option from the menu. You’ll see a path with a box and handles when you click on this. That’s the path your ball will take.

Turn an Image into a Bouncing Ball

If you want a realistic bouncing ball, you can do that too. In this tutorial, I’ll use slide two of the Minimal PowerPoint from Envato Elements. Here’s how to create a realistic bouncing ball animation PowerPoint:

1. Choose Your Bouncing Ball Image

This tutorial will feature the Sports and Games Soft Color Icons pack is from Envato Elements.This tutorial will feature the Sports and Games Soft Color Icons pack is from Envato Elements.This tutorial will feature the Sports and Games Soft Color Icons pack is from Envato Elements.
This tutorial features the Sports and Games Soft Color Icons pack from Envato Elements.

I use the Sports and Games Soft Color Icons from Envato Elements for the bouncing ball image in this tutorial. This icon pack has many different sports balls and sports equipment.

The soft color of the icons pops but doesn't distract the audience from your main point. The Sports and Games Soft Color Icons pack comes with the following file types:

  • AI
  • EPS
  • FIG
  • JPG
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • SKETCH
  • SVG

2. Add Your Ball to the Slide

After choosing your ball image and slide add the image to the slide. (Template Source: Envato Elements) (Icons Source: Envato Elements)After choosing your ball image and slide add the image to the slide. (Template Source: Envato Elements) (Icons Source: Envato Elements)After choosing your ball image and slide add the image to the slide. (Template Source: Envato Elements) (Icons Source: Envato Elements)
After choosing your ball image and slide, add the image to the slide. (Icons Source: Envato Elements)

To add an image, click on the Insert tab. Next, click on the Pictures button in the toolbar. A menu appears. Choose the right option depending on where your image file is located.

I used the PNG file, which has a clear background.

Once you’ve located your image file, double click. It should appear on your slide. Adjust the image by dragging the handles as needed.

3. Add Animation of Ball Bouncing

After you add your image to your slide. You'll need to animate the image.After you add your image to your slide. You'll need to animate the image.After you add your image to your slide. You'll need to animate the image.
After you add your image to your slide. You'll need to animate the image. (Icons Source: Envato Elements)

Next, we need to add animation to the bouncing ball image. Start by clicking on your image to select it.

Next, click on the Animations tab. Then, click on the Bounce effect in the Entrance Effects menu.

To make your ball bouncier, you can use the Path Animation feature. To do so, click on the Path Animation button in the toolbar. In the Path Animation menu, click on the Bounce option.

How to Turn Bullet Points into Bouncing Balls

If you want to add some fun to your bullet points, you can turn them into PowerPoint bouncing ball animations. Here’s how:

1. Choose the Slide

Choose the slide that you want to have animated bullet points.Choose the slide that you want to have animated bullet points.Choose the slide that you want to have animated bullet points.
Choose the slide that you want to have animated bullet points.

Choose which you’ll have bullet points on. In this tutorial, we’ll use slide six of the Minimal PowerPoint template from Envato Elements. This slide was chosen because it already has bullet points.

But these bullet points aren’t circles. So, let’s delete them. To delete them put your cursor in front of the first word of the sentence in between the bullet point and the start of the sentence. Next, press Delete on your keyboard.

2. Add New Bullet Points

Add bullet points to your slide.Add bullet points to your slide.Add bullet points to your slide.
Add bullet points to your slide.

To add round bullet points, first highlight all of your text. Then, click on the Home tab above the toolbar. Next in the toolbar, click on the Bullets button. This adds bullet points to your text.

3. Add Animation

Add animation to the bullet point.Add animation to the bullet point.Add animation to the bullet point.
Add animation to the bullet point.

Unfortunately, you can’t just animate a bullet point. You've got to animate the bullet point and text together.

So, to animate your bullet point, start by highlighting the text and bullet point. Next, click on the Animations tab. Then click on the Bounce animation in the Entrance Animation menu.

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Professionals make every template from Envato Elements look stylish, professional, and clean. This means that you’ll impress your audience with a good-looking presentation.

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If you like to be creative, you can still be creative when using a template. A good premium template can be edited however you want.

PowerPoint FAQs

Even if you use PowerPoint software often, you probably don’t know everything about it. So here are some frequently asked questions and answers:

1. What's the Animation Pane In PowerPoint?

The Animation Pane in PowerPoint is a feature where you can manage all of your animations. In this pane, you can arrange and change animations. For more information on the Animation Pane, read this article:

2. How Do I Give a Presentation on Google Meet?

To start, you need to complete your PowerPoint presentation and have a Google account. You can save time by using a premium template to make your presentation. All you need to do is follow this helpful tutorial to give your presentation on Google Meet:

3. How Do I Make My Presentation Interesting?

Keep your audience’s attention by making your presentation interesting. To keep their attention, you shouldn’t overwhelm them.

Keep one message on each slide. 

For more interesting tips, read this article:

4. I Want to Animate Text, How Do I Do That?

Animating text is a great way to make important parts of your presentation stand out. It can also make some text memorable for the audience. For an in-depth tutorial on how to animate text, read this:

5. What If I Want to Make My Winter PowerPoint Presentation More Festive?

Sometimes even a template is missing that fun or festive element. Adding animated falling snow can make your winter PowerPoint fun and festive. Here's a tutorial on how to create animated falling snowflakes:

Learn More About PowerPoint

Didn’t see anything that answered your question above? Envato Tuts+ has a lot of information on PowerPoint. It can be helpful. Here are some more helpful articles:

Add a Bouncing Ball Animation to Your Next PowerPoint Presentation

You just learned how to make your presentation more fun and interesting. Finally, an animation of a ball bouncing can catch your audience’s attention.

Now it’s time to create a bouncy ball animation in PowerPoint. Don’t forget to save time and have an impressive presentation by using a premium PowerPoint template.

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