Create 3D milestones and Roadmap with PowerPoint. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create the useful diagram template from the scratch.
The Roadmap in PowerPoint with 3D Milestone you’ll learn today is:
The diagram is as useful as it is beautiful. You can use the diagram to:
- Represent milestones of your Project
- To show section titles for your timeline based presentation
- To present significant events in your company history
Let us learn to create the diagram step by step:
Step 1: Create the base shape
Go to Auto shapes menu and choose ‘Round Same Side Corner Rectangle’ tool to draw the stone. Pull the yellow diamond handles to the centre to give full curvature to the top edge. Use the regular ‘Rectangle’ tool to create the base:
Shade the stone in Grey and the base in Red for visual appeal. Select both the shapes and group them using ‘Ctrl+G’ shortcut.
Step 2: Apply 3D perspective
Right click on the group; go to Format Shape -> 3D Rotation ->Select ‘Off Axis 1 Right’ option.
This will create the angle needed for the milestone.
Step 3: Add thickness to the stone
To add thickness to the stone, go to 3D Format in the ‘Format Shape’ menu and increase the depth to 45. When you click on ‘Material’ tab – a drop down menu appears. Choose ‘Dark Edge’ under Special effects. The result will be as follows:
Go to Shape effects option and under ‘Shadow’, choose ‘Perspective Diagonal Upper Left’. This completes the milestone diagram.
Related: Creative uses of Inner Shadow effect
Step 4: Add text and give the final touches
Draw a road at the background and place three milestones on the road. Make sure that the milestones are progressively smaller in size to indicate distance. Write your desired text using ‘Text box’ option in Auto shapes menu. After you finish writing the text, click on the text -> Format -> Text Effects -> 3D Rotation -> Parallel ->Off Axis 1 Target.
Related: Add curved effect to text
This will give the necessary angle for the text. Place the text on the milestones. The final roadmap in PowerPoint with 3D milestones will be as follows:
You can add more milestones by making copies of the shape.
Related: Draw PowerPoint Roadmap Easily
Smart option for Business Presenters:
While insightful diagrams make your presentations memorable, they are not always easy to create from the scratch. If you are a busy business presenter, we recommend you take a look at our All In One PowerPoint Bundle. The comprehensive bundle has over 2500+ templates for PowerPoint including charts, graphs, graphics, concepts, backgrounds, hand drawn graphics and more.
Sample Roadmap in PowerPoint Template from CEO Pack
Sample PowerPoint Timeline Template from CEO Pack
Sample Data-Driven Infographic Template from Visual Graphs Pack
Sample PowerPoint Template from Title Sets Pack
The bundle is all you need to take your business presentations to the next level. All the samples above were from the All In One Bundle.
Why waste time creating diagrams from the scratch, when you have such useful solution available off the shelf?
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