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As you might have seen, it is now possible to insert an animated 3d object, like a walking T-Rex, into PowerPoint.

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See for example: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/insert-animated-3d-graphics-6f08009a-3da5-400d-a706-8e23f304cd72

Now, I am wondering, how can I create custom 3d models for powerpoint that would also have embedded animations like the T-rex has?

I have not found anything on the web so far. Most of the topics discuss how to create static 3d models for PP, but not how to create 3D models with embedded "scenes" or pre-set animations. Any help would be highly appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ You can export from Blender using fbx format. Though for the animation to be played in Powerpoint this is for rigged 3D models only (models animated by an armature). Have a look here (end of step 1) answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/… $\endgroup$ – lemon Mar 7 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ @lemon Very Interesting. Have you tried it before? If so, would you mind sharing the steps of how to do it as an answer and maybe add some screen-shots or gifs of the final result? This would help me a lot. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – henry Mar 7 at 12:25
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    $\begingroup$ Just make the animation you want and export it as mentioned... above that this site is not about making tutorials from scratch... $\endgroup$ – lemon Mar 7 at 12:27
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    $\begingroup$ But I can confirm that fbx and glb formats are ok. $\endgroup$ – lemon Mar 7 at 12:29
  • $\begingroup$ @lemon I understand, no problem. Okay, so far I have tried fbx. Seems to be working, but the texture is missing. $\endgroup$ – henry Mar 7 at 12:49
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Take a look at here for a quick overview and at the 3D Content Guidelines for Microsoft powerpoint for details. As the 3D engine in Powerpoint is now based off Babylon.js GLTF format is your best bet to get content to import correctly.

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