I modelled these beakers in Lightwave 11.6. I was going to just use hard surfaces and turn smoothing on for the curved surfaces, and that would have worked had I not used too few sides on the original disc I used for the beaker. But faceting was really obvious so I just subpatched the models and hey presto – smooth curves. Beakers are easy to model: start with a disc and then bevel up. Micro bevel to avoid any right angles.
I’m quite proud of the scratches on these beakers. I had a very large image of scratches that I added to the bump channel and turned the opacity down to maybe 50%.
The first image is with a white background because I always create the first one in a “radiosity dome”, if you like: a luminous white dome with 100% diffuse and a white 100% diffuse floor, just to test out the models and textures. Once happy, I added some textures to the floor and adjusted the luminosity of the dome (which provides the light).
Once that was sorted I started messing with depth of field to make the more distant beakers blurry.
Now that’s a shiny toy car! It was modelled in Lightwave 11.6.3 using box modelling. I started with an ellipse and extruded it, subpatched it for the curves and multishifted for the cockpit.
The blue car body has a gradient reflection on it, with an image map for the numbers. I struggled with the number on the side because, as it’s a planar projection, it stretched a little along the top of the car body when it was too big. Sizing it down to its current dimensions avoided the stretch. I guess could have uv mapped it but I went for the lazy option.
The tyres have three grooves in them that are modelled (not textured) and the bump is just a procedural.
There is some depth of field on the camera and radiosity in the render.
Woah – check out this mind boggling animated PowerPoint background. It will do your head in!
We sort of did something similar, but with different colours and stuff here:
You might think animated backgrounds like these would be distracting for your audience. Well, that would be true if you were delivering a presentation to a group of jargon spewing corporate zombies. But PowerPoint can be used for different purposes. I’ll just leave that hanging.
These animated backgrounds were created by our talented minions (nearly said morons) using Lightwave 3D. They asked me whether it would be possible to create a Lightwave tutorial for you showing how they made their fab backgrounds, because they are generous and kind like that. I told them not to be stupid, because you just want the backgrounds to download, and that you don’t want to be bothered with how they are made. God’s sakes.
Anyway, I might change my mind. It depends on how many people reach this page searching for Lightwave tutorials (I shall be keeping a close eye on my traffic logs). And they are such talented
You’ll notice that the first background opens up in PowerPoint whereas the second opens up in whatever video player is set up as your default. Weird, huh?
If you like opaque circles on beautiful and colourful gradient backgrounds – boy are you in the right place! We have six of them. How do I love these ppt templates? Let me count the ways. Six:
- black (is black a colour? Might be a topic for a future class!)
If you like the look of one, and would like to use it in one of your future presentations, feel free to download it. Just click on the image and it will open in PowerPoint. You can then ctrl+s to save it to your computer, where you can then amend it. JobsAGoodUn.
Or right click on an image and select Save As, and then choose a location on your hard drive to save the background to.
Oh ho boy – if you like the colours of red, purple, pink, orange, green and blue, then we’ve got something good for you! These here gradient PowerPoint designs fall into those colour categories. And if you like the way that those colours transition gradually from one to the other (that’s a “gradient”), then these ppt designs will fall into the category of “red, purple, pink, orange, green and blue gradient PowerPoint backgrounds – that you like”.
What a compelling category that is.
On to business: to download any (or all) of these PowerPoint designs, just click on it’s representational image above. It will duly open up in PowerPoint, where you can amend it to your heart’s desire. Save it to your computer with a deft ctrl+s, and the work is yours eternally. Or until the next disk crash. But that’s beyond the scope of this project…
Ok peeps, here is a fantastic new PowerPoint design for you to download and use (judisciously). That means don’t republish on any other website etc etc. You know the drill.
Just right click on said design and select save as, then navigate to a location on your hard drive where you want the background to go. Bob’s your auntie’s live in lover.
If you’re here you probably know all about Porter Five Forces Analysis.
That’s good then, because we haven’t got a clue. We just like making pretty pictures. Especially ones with shiny and reflective surfaces. Just take a look at the Porter Five Forces Analysis background above – it’s full of shiny reflectivity.
Management come down here saying make PowerPoint backgrounds about this, that and the other. We don’t understand the subject matter, we just make the backgrounds!
Anyway, click on the image above to open the background up in PowerPoint, click ctrl + s to save it to a special place. You can then amend it for use in your next shiny reflective marketing workshop.
Do you remember the 1980s film “Tron”? These 3D PowerPoint backgrounds put me in mind of that ground breaking movie. If you actually watch clips from the film now, you’ll see that the imaging in the film is very much different from that here. We won’t bore you with the techicalities of why that is so, because we can’t. We’re not that technical ourselves.
But we can make really good PowerPoint backgrounds, and that’s all that matters on a website called powerpoint-backgrounds.net!
Click on a thumbnail above to open it up in PowerPoint, and then click File > Save As, to save it to your computer. When it’s there, you can amend it for use in your future Tron related presentations. Has there ever been a Tron related presentation? We don’t even know! But don’t let that stop you from downloading all our PowerPoint backgrounds – for your own personal use only. You are not allowed to republish them anywhere – sorry.
When I look at these PowerPoint backgrounds, I can’t get Paul Weller’s song out of my head. But hey, it’s better than the song that was there before. But I digress.
Click on an image above to open up its PowerPoint background equivalent in your favourite Microsoft presentation program. Save it to your computer’s hard drive with a deft ctrl + s and you can then amend it to meet your own requirements. Then deliver a swish presentation to a dazzled audience.
Your presentation doesn’t have to be about shiny pebbles, but it can be if you want. Obviously we can’t police the content of your presentations, however much we’d like to, sinners! How could we judge it anyway? We know how subjective metaphor can be. I digress.
What do these pebbles signify anyway? The fine balance in our lives? The precarious nature of your personal finances? Your child’s artistic beach inspired offering? If metaphor is your bag, you could probably use these backgrounds for just about anything. Feel free to email us with your outlandish uses for our stylish PowerPoint templates.
Don’t. We were just trying to politely include you. But it was a blatantly superficial ploy to get you to finish reading this sentence. If you don’t agree that it was blatant, then I know a Nigerian banker who I’d love you to meet. Ha, I said “love you”. With that said, I’ll leave the room awkwardly.
Whoa! Don’t spend it all at once!
These Poker Chips PowerPoint backgrounds could be used for a variety of presentations. If you like irony, you could use them in a presentation about finance. And no boring words to get in the way, just pictures!
If you don’t fall in love with these beautiful images of poker chips, I’ll eat my hat. Or at least get one of my gullible designers to do it for me on my behalf.
If you click on one of the images above, it will open up in PowerPoint. Press ctrl + s to save it to your computer as a template. Alternatively, you can right click on an image and select “save as” to save it there instead. Download them all!
All we ask is that you don’t republish them on another website or sell them. You can use them in your own presentations that you deliver personally, though.