The basic workflow to add an animation is:
1. Enable Auto-Animate via the slide menu to the right.
2. Duplicate the original slide.
3. Move elements and make changes on the duplicated slide.
4. Preview and see the automatic animation from the original to the duplicated slide.
How are Elements Matched?
We discover matching elements across slides using multiple signals. For text, table and code blocks, we compare the text contents. For images, videos and iframes we compare the media source/file.
- Changes to the coordinates of lines.
We also generate unique block names for each block. The block name is used to match content types that aren't easily identifiable, like shapes. If you copy a block, or duplicate a slide, we automatically carry over the block name(s) to maintain the relation between the two blocks.
Per-Block Animation Settings
Animation settings can be set on a per-element basis. This lets you delay certain elements, change their duration or even use a custom easing function. Look for the "Auto-Animate" options in the toolbar when a block within an auto-animated slide is focused.
We identify matching elements between slides by comparing their content. If you're animating an object which doesn't have identifiable content, such as shape block, we will identify it across slides by its block name. This name can be found and changed in the toolbar options.
Known Limitations & Considerations
We aim to support as many scenarios as possible but there are a few known limitations. At the moment it is not possible to animate: