MotionEffect Object (PowerPoint)

Office 2013 and later

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Represents a motion effect for an AnimationBehavior object.

Use the MotionEffect propety of the AnimationBehavior object to return a MotionEffect object. The following example refers to the motion effect for a given animation behavior.


Use the ByX , ByY , FromX , FromY , ToX , and ToY properties of the MotionEffect object to construct a motion path. The ToY and ToX properties are in percentage, where ToX = 1.0 means 100% of slide width and ToY = 1.0 means 100% of slide height. The following example adds a shape to the first slide and creates a motion path.

Sub AddMotionPath()

    Dim shpNew As Shape

    Dim effNew As Effect

    Dim aniMotion As AnimationBehavior

    Set shpNew = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes _

        .AddShape(Type:=msoShape5pointStar, Left:=0, _

        Top:=0, Width:=100, Height:=100)

    Set effNew = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).TimeLine.MainSequence _

        .AddEffect(Shape:=shpNew, effectId:=msoAnimEffectCustom, _


    Set aniMotion = effNew.Behaviors.Add(msoAnimTypeMotion)

    With aniMotion.MotionEffect

        .FromX = 0

        .FromY = 0

        .ToX = .5

        .ToY = .5

    End With

End Sub