[GIF] Keynote animation of Matt Smith’s Label Form Interaction

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Phillip wong keynote matt smith animation

Like many others, I’ve been a fan of Matt Smith’s concept for interactive placeholder text since the first time I saw it. A great concept and a great animation to illustrate. Matt mentions that he built the animation in Flash. Following on from my previous shot where I used Keynote for animating basic app interactions, I wanted to reproduce this in Keynote also.

This shot is made from one Keynote slide with approx. 60 actions to give the various transitions. I probably took the long way around in some parts, so, it’s probable that it could be done with less.

The animation is exported from Keynote as a .mov and then converted to a GIF in Photoshop.

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