Transparent PowerPoint Sphere Tutorial

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Add a touch of professionalism to your business presentations. Follow our simple step-by-step instructions for creating stunning Transparent Spheres. With our easy-to-follow guide, you'll be able to create eye-catching graphics that are sure to impress your audience. 

The transparent PowerPoint sphere you will learn to create today is:

Transparent PowerPoint Sphere

There are numerous fascinating applications for incorporating a transparent sphere into your business presentations. We will delve into these later in the article. First, let's explore how to create this sphere from scratch.

Step 1: Draw a perfect circle 

To do this, select the 'Oval' tool from the auto shapes menu and hold down the 'Shift' tab to ensure that the circle is perfectly round. Make sure that the width and height of the circle are both set to "3 inches". Once you have drawn the circle, fill it with the color of your choice and remove the outline.

Base Circle for Sphere

Step 2: Convert the circle into a sphere

To transform a circle into a sphere, follow these simple steps. First, right-click on the circle and select ‘Format shape’. Then, navigate to the ‘3D Format’ tab and select ‘Bevel’. Click on the ‘Top’ surface and choose the ‘Circle’ bevel preset. Repeat this step for the ‘Bottom’ surface.

To achieve the desired spherical shape, you will need to increase the width and height of the bevel. To calculate the necessary dimensions, add 36 points for each inch of the diameter. For example, if the diameter of your circle is 3 inches, you will need to add 108 points (3 x 36)  to the width and height of both surfaces.

Convert Circle Into Sphere

Step 3: Make the sphere transparent

It is not possible to achieve a transparent ball by simply reducing the transparency of the fill. Doing so will only result in a messy appearance, as demonstrated here:

Add Transparency to Sphere

Add Transparency to Sphere

Fortunately, there is a better solution. By altering the 'Material' of the ball, you can achieve the desired effect. To do this, navigate to the 3D format tab and select the 'Surface' option. From there, click on the 'Material' drop-down menu and choose the 'Clear' preset from the available options. 

Change Material of Sphere

 Once you have selected the 'Clear' preset, you can then change the 'Fill' color to white to achieve the final PowerPoint sphere. This method will ensure a professional and polished appearance for your presentation.

Transparent PowerPoint Sphere

Transparent PowerPoint Sphere

Related: Transparent PowerPoint Cylinder tutorial

By following these simple steps, you can easily create a visually appealing and professional-looking transparent sphere to enhance your business presentations. Now, let's move on to the exciting ways in which you can utilize this sphere to captivate your audience and convey your message effectively.

Applications of the transparent globe:

Here are some practical applications of the graphic that you learned to create in this article. These examples are sourced from our exclusive ‘PowerPoint 2 CEO Packs Bundle’. This Bundle is a treasure trove of over 1600 premium charts, graphs, diagrams, and graphics that can help you visualize any business concept you can imagine.

One of the many ways you can utilize this resource is by incorporating a transparent sphere to create captivating info graphic slides, as demonstrated below:

Filled Sphere Template from PowerPoint CEO Pack

Filled Sphere Template from PowerPoint CEO Pack

You can use the shape to create a beautiful timeline as shown below:

Block Arrow Timeline from PowerPoint CEO Pack

Block Arrow Timeline from PowerPoint CEO Pack

You can use the PowerPoint sphere as a design element to make your ‘usual’ bulleted slide look attractive:

Creative List Slide from PowerPoint CEO Pack

Creative List Slide from PowerPoint CEO Pack

Unlock your creativity and imagination with our versatile graphics! Our professional quality graphics, as seen in this article, can make your business slides stand out. However, creating such high-quality graphics from scratch can be time-consuming and challenging.

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