The Morph transition is a relatively new slide transition effect that can perform same rather amazing feats of animation without the user knowing anything about entrance/emphasis/exit effects or motion paths.
The way you build a Morph transition is as follows:
Create the slide you are transitioning into. In our case, this will contain our title at the top and our 3-item SmartArt object in the middle of the slide.
Copy the slide so you have two of the same slides.
Selecting the slide we are transitioning FROM (we’ll call this “slide #1”), zoom out so you can see much of the surround empty space. Holding your CTRL key while spinning the wheel on the mouse is a great trick zooming for in and out of Office documents.
Move the three text objects below the slide, the arc line to the left of the slide, and the title to the middle of the slide.
Think of these moved objects as standing off-stage waiting for their big showbiz break.
Select the slide you are transition TO (we’ll call this “slide #2”) and apply a Morph transition. This is done by selecting Transitions (tab) -> Transition to This Slide (group) -> Morph.
Run the slideshow and advance from slide #1 to slide #2. You will see the title move up, the arc line fly in from the left side of the screen, and the three text objects fly in from the bottom of the screen.
The way the Morph transition works is that it looks for an item on the starting slide (slide #1) and that same item on the ending slide (slide #2). If those two items are not in the same position, Morph will calculate a motion path to move the item from the start position to the end position. Morph will also compare size, rotation, color, etc. Any differences between the same item on different slides are calculated when going from one to the other.
The result, to the untrained eye, appears to be a great investment in time, skill, and patience to achieve. The truth of the matter is that it couldn’t be simpler. It’s as if someone else did the work for you.