How to add the effect of falling Jigsaw puzzle pieces

PowerPoint 2016
If you mastered realistic 3D Jigsaw puzzles, then you are ready to make them even more vivid. The background image will make them look like real Jigsaw puzzles from eBay. The 3D rotation will add a dynamic of falling down pieces.
Falling Jigsaw puzzle pieces in PowerPoint 2016    or    Falling Jigsaw puzzle pieces 2 in PowerPoint 2016

To create a shape like one above, do the following:

    1.    Create a 3D puzzle piece.

For example:

Simple 3-D puzzle piece in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    Add a picture to the shape:

    2.1.    Right-click on the shape and choose Format Shape... in the popup menu:

Format shape in popup menu PowerPoint 2016

    2.2.    On the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Fill & Line group, in the Fill section:

  • Choose Picture or texture fill,
  • Click the File... button and then choose the picture you prefer:
Picture or texture fill in Format Picture pane PowerPoint 2016

PowerPoint fits the picture into the shape:

3-D Jigsaw puzzle pieces in PowerPoint 2016    or    3D Jigsaw puzzle pieces in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    Format a picture, if it is necessary:

For this example, it is necessary to show just part of the map in the first shape.

On the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Fill & Line group, in the Fill section, select the appropriate values in the Offset fields:

Offsets in Format Picture pane PowerPoint 2016

The picture will change accordingly:

3-D Jigsaw puzzle pieces 2 in PowerPoint 2016

    4.    Add rotation for the shape: on the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Effects group, in the 3-D Rotation section, select the appropriate values in the Rotation fields:

Rotation fields in Format Picture pane PowerPoint 2016

Make any other adjustments you like.

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