Some shapes, such as text, diagrams, and graphs, have component objects. A text placeholder shape, for example, can contain multiple lines of text. A pie chart can contain multiple slices. Build order allows for the animation of component objects within a shape.

An example of animating a pie chart by category is shown in the following figure:

Sales pie chart that adds pie slices over 4 quarters.

Figure 2: A chart-build animation

See the Animation Types (section 2.8) for records pertaining to animation.