How to add the effect of falling Jigsaw puzzle pieces

PowerPoint 365
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 365    or    Falling Jigsaw puzzle pieces 2 in PowerPoint 365

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 365

    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 365

    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 on the Insert... button:
Insert file in Format Picture pane PowerPoint 365
  • In the Insert Pictures dialog box, choose the picture location, select the picture file, and then click Open or Insert:
Insert picture in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint fits the picture into the shape:

3-D Jigsaw puzzle pieces in PowerPoint 365    or    3D Jigsaw puzzle pieces in PowerPoint 365

    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 365

The picture will change accordingly:

3-D Jigsaw puzzle pieces 2 in PowerPoint 365

    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 365

Make any other adjustments you like.

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