Learn to create 3D PowerPoint podium easily. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create this useful diagram to represent steps, dais, platform, stage or gallery in your business presentations.
The 3D Podium in PowerPoint you’ll learn is:
You can use the diagram to:
- Discuss brand positions in marketing presentations
- Announce winners of quiz contest in your eLearning modules
- List priorities for your project team
- Show short stages or hierarchy etc.
The number of uses for the diagram is limited only by your imagination. Let us see how to create the diagram in a step by step way.
Step 1: Create the base diagram
Go to auto shapes menu and pick the ‘rectangle’ tool to create three rectangles of different heights as shown below:
Change the fill color to suit your choice and remove outline. Group the shapes to get the following result:
Step 2: Add bevel and depth
The next step is to add 3D bevel and depth to the grouped rectangles. Right click on the group and go to ‘Format shape’ option. Under 3D format tab choose ‘Bevel presets’. For ‘Top’ surface use the preset called ‘Circle’. Add a depth of 150 pt. to the group. You will get the following result:
Step 3: Apply 3D rotation
The next step is to apply 3D rotation to the group. Go to ‘3D rotation’ tab and choose the preset called ‘Off Axis 1 Top’ under ‘Parallel’ options.
Apply shadow preset of your choice to get the following 3D Platform:
The last step is to add some numbers to add visual interest to the diagram. So write numbers 1,2 and 3. Go to ‘Format’ -> Text effects -> 3D rotation -> 3D rotation options to add 3D perspective to the numbers.
Note: You can refer to this article to learn how to create 3D text effects.
The final Podium in PowerPoint will be as follows:
Variations of the diagram:
Once you learn the basic technique, you can come up with your own creative variations. We wish to show you some interesting variations of podium diagram in PowerPoint.
PowerPoint podium with metallic finish:
3D cylinders showing 3 numbered Stages:
Diagram variation uses glossy balls to add visual interest:
Diagram using interesting bevels to PowerPoint cylinders to showcase Achievements:
Thus, you can create the podium diagram in the manner you choose.
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