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Animating Only Part of a Single Object in Powerpoint 2010

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Is there a way to animate only a part of an object. For instance, how is a hand of a clock animated?
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The clock face would need to be one object and the hand would need to be a separate object.
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... or the animation I suppose could be an animated GIF, SWF

see http://community.articulate.com/forums/t/21017.aspx for some examples
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That's a cool animated clock but is it possible to achieve this only using PP2010 animation facilities? Also, is it possible the clock hand to shrink and extend as it turns.
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The clock hand is a special case. It can be rotated, but objects rotate around a center point. So you'd double the clock hand and put it end-to-end with the other hand. Make the dummy clock hand transparent (no line, no fill) and group it with the real clock hand. Then apply the rotation.

http://www.indezine.com/bank/downloads/clockanimation.html has a good downloadable example.
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I got it. However, it makes full circle. Can it be made to only cover an arc (rotate only for a part of the whole circle)?
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Yes, you just type in a different amount in the spin options, or there are options for quarter spin and half spin that you can select. Open the animation pane and double-click the spin animation in the animation pane after it's been applied to an object, then you'll have access to those options.
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Works great. Thanks a lot.
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Great, glad to hear it!
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