In this blog post, we will explore how to loop animations in Google Slides, allowing you to create engaging and seamless visual experiences. Animation can bring your Google Slides presentations to life, captivating your audience and making your message more memorable. One powerful technique to enhance your animations is looping. To put it simple, up to now, it's impossible to make looping animations in Slides, even no chances with 3rd party applications. 🙁 I admit Google Slides is a lean solution for presentations.
Understanding Animation Loops
Animation loops refer to the repetition of a specific animation sequence. By setting up a loop, you can make your animations play continuously until you choose to stop them. This can be particularly useful when creating interactive presentations, educational materials, or eye-catching advertisements.
Loop Animation via a Hack
But there is a workaround (I like workarounds). It's simple: make a list of same animations for the same object. For instance, I want to spin endlessly for the rectangle below. Here are the steps,
- Create an object on your slide. An object can be a Shape, a Text box, or an Image etc.
- Click Insert > Animation. It brings up a right side panel Transitions in Slides.
- Select the object you created.
- Create a start Spin animation. Click + Add animation in the Transitions panel. Select Spin from the drop down list. And select On click. This initiates your animation when you click the object.
- Create 2nd Spin animation. Click + Add animation again. Select Spin from the drop down animation list. This time, select After previous.
- Repeat the step 5, and create another N same animations. It ensures the animation runs continuously.
- Click Play.
- Click the object you created.
- You will see the spinning rectangle.
Animation via GIF
An alternative to insert an endless animation is to insert a GIF. Slides supports GIF natively and most GIF online will loop infinitely. Inserting a GIF is no different from an image. It's in menu Insert > Image > Upload from computer.
A fast way to express your idea is to search existing animations made by others. A popular GIF site is giphy.com.
To create your own GIF, screen record your non-loop animation and create a loop GIF via numerous third party GIF Maker tools. This will cost you more time if you are new to it.
Looping animations in Google Slides offer a powerful way to engage and captivate your audience. By understanding the concept of animation loops and utilizing the right settings, you can create visually stunning presentations that leave a lasting impression. So go ahead, unleash your creativity, and master the art of animation loops in Google Slides!
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