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27
OCTOBER
2016


Author:
Matt Roper
ARE 3D PRESENTATIONS ABOUT TO BECOME (VIRTUAL) REALITY?

It’s just broken in the tech news that 3D presentations are on the horizon though the creation of graphics in Microsoft Paint 3D a forthcoming upgrade to the famous paint program…

Before you get too excited hold your horses. Right now this is just news, the updates are ‘coming in early 2017’ and if other Microsoft PowerPoint updates are to go by such as Zoom and Presentation Designer, they won’t blow your socks off just yet.

Let’s not get too downbeat though. This is a pretty cool breakthrough and the business world is more than ready for this type of PowerPoint presentation design, but if you really want to know how this will improve your presentations, follow this blog.

As teaching kids how to make 3D objects on the latest Surface device is one thing, but if your PC is a few years old and you’re as time poor as the rest of us, you’ll need to know how you can realistically use 3D…

We’ll test it out, figure out how it works and create an example of 3D used in business presentations.

My Bloody Valentine 3D

Is also a warning to all. This 2009 and distinctly average movie, was shot in 3D ready for the initial wave of 3D cinema releases back in 2009…

At the time the whole movie was marketed on its 3D element. Which was because, without the 3D it was just another slasher movie.
The same goes for presentations, create an average one and stick a load of 3D content in it and it might look cool for 5 minutes, but like with any other graphic, animation or video element in your presentation it needs to help tell your story and inspire the audience to follow your call to action – otherwise, what’s the point?

I asked Eyeful’s CEO Simon Morton his thoughts on the matter and his thoughts were on the same lines as my own…

“Cool technology like this and HoloLens are exciting…but will only really have an impact when people see beyond the novelty and add value to their presentations because of it.  How does 3D aid storytelling?  Can this provide a deeper engagement with audiences because of enhanced understanding and not just their interest in the cool tech?  Once we have the answers to this (and Eyeful is perfectly placed to explore the options and potential benefits), we can get truly excited.  For the minute, it’s cool…but that’s as far as it goes…”

For now, enjoy the prospect of one day using elements of 3D to help share your presentation messages and when the time comes we’ll show you how it could make your presentations even better.


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