How to Use the Morph Transition in PowerPoint

The Morph transition in PowerPoint allows you to create smooth, seamless animations as you transition from one slide to the next. This powerful feature can help you create more dynamic, engaging, and professional presentations.

In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn:

  • What is the Morph transition in PowerPoint and how does it work
  • The requirements to use Morph transitions
  • How to set up Morph transitions between slides
  • Customizing and previewing your Morph transitions
  • Tips for creating great Morph animations

What is the Morph Transition in PowerPoint?

The Morph transition feature uses artificial intelligence to animate the movement and transformation of objects across slides. For example, you can seamlessly morph a circle into a square, morph images into one another, or morph text into different arrangements of words.

Morph gives the illusion that objects are moving and transforming within one continuous motion path, creating smooth and captivating transitions between slides. This eliminates the need to create complex individual animations for each object.

Requirements for Using Morph Transitions

To create Morph transitions, you need:

  • PowerPoint 2019 or later
  • PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 (subscription required)
  • PowerPoint for the web (subscription required)

Note: Older versions of PowerPoint can view and play Morph transitions, but cannot create them. PowerPoint for iOS and Android also currently only support viewing, not creating, Morph transitions.

How to Set Up a Morph Transition

To create a Morph transition between two slides:

  1. Add an object to the first slide such as text, an image, shape, SmartArt graphic, etc.
  2. Duplicate the slide. This will be your second slide for the transition.
  3. Modify the object on the second slide by moving it, resizing it, changing the color, rotating it, etc. This change establishes the starting and ending states for the morph animation.
  4. Select the second slide in the thumbnail pane.
  5. Go to Transitions > Morph to apply the transition.

That’s the basic setup! When you present the slides, PowerPoint will automatically animate the object from state one to state two, creating an eye-catching morph effect.

Customizing Your Morph Transitions

In the Effect Options menu, you can customize exactly how the Morph transition animates:

  • Optimize animation for objects, words, or characters
  • Make the transition faster or slower
  • Set effect options like rotation angle and mirror orientation
  • And more

Experiment with the various effect settings to create different morphing animations.

Preview Your Morph Transition

Before showing your full presentation, preview how the Morph transition appears between slides:

  • Go to Transitions > Preview to view a live demo
  • Present from the current slide to see the animation firsthand.

Previewing ensures your morph acts as intended. Tweak the effect settings if you want to adjust the animation further.

Tips for Great Morphing Animations

Follow these tips when creating Morph transitions:

  • Use similar objects – The objects across both slides should have comparable shapes, text, images etc. for the best animation.
  • Consider timing – Make sure the morph animation duration matches the slide pacing.
  • Save frequently – Save your presentation often so you can revert back if the morph doesn’t turn out right.
  • Simplify ideas – Complex shapes with lots of text or detail don’t morph as cleanly.
  • Add multiple morphs – Chain several morphs together across multiple slides for added wow-factor!

With these steps, you’ll be able to create professional, visually-appealing Morph transitions that captivate your audience!

Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions on mastering the Morph transition in PowerPoint! I’m happy to help.