Keynote for Mac: Add a Magic Move transition

Add a Magic Move transition

A Magic Move transition creates the effect of objects moving from their positions on one slide to new positions on the next slide when you play your presentation.

The easiest way to create a Magic Move transition is to create a slide and add objects to it, then duplicate the slide and rearrange, resize, or reorient the objects on the duplicated slide. Any objects appearing on both slides become part of the transition. Any objects appearing on the first slide, but not the following slide, fade out. Any objects appearing on the following slide, but not the original slide, fade in.

Add a Magic Move transition

  1. Place objects (text boxes, shapes, and images) on a slide.

  2. Select the same slide in the slide navigator, then choose File > Duplicate (from the File menu at the top of the screen) to duplicate the slide, or press Command-D.

  3. Change the position or appearance of the objects on one or both slides; you can drag objects to new locations, rotate or resize objects, add or delete objects on either slide, and more.

    The Magic Move transition is most effective when both slides include at least one common object whose position or appearance has been altered.

  4. Select the first of the two slides.

  5. Click the Add an Effect button near the top of the sidebar on the right, then choose Magic Move.

    If you don’t see a sidebar, or the sidebar doesn’t have an Add an Effect button, click Animate button in the toolbar.

  6. To customize transition characteristics, use the controls in the sidebar to do any of the following:

    Transition controls in Transitions section of the sidebar
    • Change the duration of the transition: Drag the slider near the top of the sidebar.

    • Make unmatched objects appear or disappear instantly, rather than gradually, during the transition: Deselect Fade Unmatched Objects.

    • Move text or objects smoothly between slides: Click a Match option:

      • By Object: Move one or more characters on the first slide to their positions on the second slide.

      • By Word: Move one or more words on the first slide to their positions on the second slide. You can use this animation to give the effect of words rearranging themselves to form a new sentence.

      • By Character: Move one or more characters on the first slide to their positions on the second slide. (Each character must be in its own text box.) You can use this animation to give the effect of letters rearranging themselves to form a new word.

    • Change how quickly the objects move between locations: Click the Acceleration pop-up menu, then choose an option:

      • None: Move objects at a constant speed.

      • Ease in: Slows objects when they approach their locations.

      • Ease Out: Accelerates objects after they leave their locations.

      • Ease In & Ease Out: Accelerates objects when they leave their locations and then slows them when they approach their new locations.

    • Change when to start the transition: Click the Start Transition pop-up menu, then choose On Click or Automatically. If you choose Automatically, to set the amount of time before the transition starts, click the arrows next to the Delay field.

Published Date: Apr 2, 2017
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