Discover the hidden possibilities with SmartArt. Here we teach you how to draw 3D cyclic arrows using SmartArt object. Learn from the step-by-step video tutorial.
The 3D Cyclic Arrows PowerPoint Diagram you will learn is:
It looks as if it has no relation to Smart Art. But, you’ll learn how to create this elegant diagram using a SmartArt object called ‘Segmented Cycle’. The transformation you’re about to create is:
Since you have the option to create any number of sectors in a Segmented Cycle SmartArt object, by pressing ‘Enter’ in the text pane, you can create a diagram with any number of cyclic arrows using the method you’re about to learn. That’s what makes this tutorial so useful.
Before you learn the tutorial, I wish to convince you of the utility of 3D cyclic arrows in general. Here are some of the cyclic arrow diagrams from our 750+ PowerPoint Charts & Diagrams PowerPoint diagrams pack for CEOs.
1. 4 Reinforcing factors PowerPoint Diagram
You can use cyclic arrows diagram to explain reinforcing factors in a process. The tutorials for creating Glossy Ball is available here.
2. The Missing Piece or Critical Factor PowerPoint Diagram
You can use the diagram to highlight the missing piece in a link or to highlight one critical factor out of many in a process.
3. 2 sides of the issue diagram
2 Cyclic arrows can depict two interrelated sides of the issue.
4. 4 interconnected processes diagram
You can use cyclic diagrams to portray loops or interconnections in a process.
5. Steps in a process diagram
You can customize the diagram to include as many cyclic arrows as you need.
Here is the video tutorial that teaches you how to draw cyclic arrows from SmartArt Object:
A quick overview of the steps covered in the video:
- Go to Insert > SmartArt Option in the menu
- Insert the Segmented Cycle chart
- Select all objects in the chart by using Ctrl + A
- Cut the selected objects using Ctrl + X
- Delete the bounding box. This ensures that the object is no longer a SmartArt chart
- Paste back the chart
- Delete all the parts of the chart except the 3 circular Arrows
- Group the Arrows using Ctrl + G
- Increase the width of the arrows by pulling in the yellow diamond handles
- Select the object, Format it > 3D Rotation Option and set it as Relaxed Perspective
- Go to 3D Format Option, set Depth to 30
- Change the Fill Color to suit your requirement
- Your cyclic 3D Arrows are ready!
Related: Create Branched PowerPoint Arrow
Even though we publish a wide variety of remarkable tutorials in this segment, you need a lot of practice to get the design right. Keep trying different alternative arrows in PowerPoint till you are happy with the result.
Here is a sample of the same diagram from the CEO pack
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