How to Make an Animated Video in WPS Office PowerPoint

WPS Office PowerPoint allows you to create engaging animated videos right within the application. With a few simple steps, you can turn your PowerPoint presentation into a video that brings your content to life.

Why Make Animated Videos in PowerPoint

There are several benefits to creating animated videos in PowerPoint:

  • Easy to use – PowerPoint provides animation tools that are simple and intuitive to use, even for beginners. You don’t need advanced video editing skills.
  • Save time – Making a video in PowerPoint is much faster than using traditional video editing software. You skip the lengthy process of storyboarding and editing footage.
  • Reuse presentations – Turn existing PowerPoint decks into videos to give them new life. No need to start from scratch.
  • Engage your audience – Animations, motion graphics, and visuals can capture viewer attention better than static slides.

Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these steps to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an animated video:

1. Add Animations

Use PowerPoint’s animation effects tools to make objects appear, emphasize points, and transition between slides:

  • Entrance effects – Make items fade, fly, zoom or bounce onto the slide
  • **Emphasis effects ** – Draw attention with spins, color changes, or pulses
  • Motion paths – Make items move across or around on the slide
  • Transitions – Choose how slides change from one to the next

2. Set Slide Timings

Timing is everything in animation. Use PowerPoint’s timing tools to control the pace of your video:

  • Set how long each slide appears using slide transitions
  • Use animation delay options to time motions within a slide
  • Rehearse slide timings to ensure proper flow

3. Record Narrations and Audio

Enhance your animation with narration, music, and sound effects:

  • Use a mic to record voiceovers slide-by-slide or for the whole video
  • Import music tracks and sounds to set the mood
  • Adjust audio volume, fades, etc.

4. Save as MP4 Video

The final step is exporting your animated PowerPoint as an MP4 video file:

  • Navigate to File > Export > Create a Video
  • Choose MP4 for a digital video format
  • Set video resolution quality options
  • Save exported animation video

PowerPoint Animation Tips

Apply these best practices when animating your PowerPoint video:

  • Be consistent – Use the same animation styles and speeds throughout
  • Emphasize key points – Draw attention to important text/graphics
  • Keep it simple – Don’t overdo animations on single slides
  • Check flow – Review full video for smooth transitions
  • Enhance with multimedia – Images, charts, icons, etc. boost engagement

Share Your PowerPoint Videos

Once complete, share your animated PowerPoint videos online:

  • Upload to YouTube, Vimeo or other video platforms
  • Embed videos on websites, blogs and social media
  • Email videos to colleagues, friends and family
  • Present videos at conferences, meetings and in classrooms