Is That Your Final Answer?

Back into the realm of PowerPoint game shows we go, with a mock-up of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in its classic, Tarrant-led incarnation. This is something I’ve attempted several times over several years, but this is definitely the best yet. Some extra sparkle is provided by renders of my now rather old 3D model of the 2001 set. I would ideally have gone for the original 1998 set, but my model of that is inferior and, frankly, the motivation to redo it isn’t there.

Hopefully it’s not too hard to see how it works from the video, but in any case: the options appear by clicking anywhere. The quizmaster then clicks on the letter at the bottom of the screen corresponding to the contestant’s final answer. Clicking on said letter a second time reveals the correct answer. Lifelines function for every question; it’s just a case of remembering to input the information beforehand. I have yet to find a way of carrying over the usage of lifelines; it might not even be possible, so as it is the contestant has all three available for every question.

Question setups for each correct answer are ready-made, and can be copied and pasted in any order to create a full stack.

It’s quite a convoluted animation setup, as anyone who’s worked with PowerPoint beyond spinning and bouncing text can probably imagine, but it works rather well and isn’t overly hard to edit. It’s implementing the sound effects which is likely to be the phone a friend moment.

  1. That’s great!! Very atmospheric with the sound.

    Much as I like Clarkson I’m voting for Tarrant, I don’t need to phone a friend to confirm.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thank you sir, much appreciated as ever. It’s dead around here these days! I suppose my having nothing to post isn’t helping.

      Yeah, I like Clarkson and they pitched it really well as revivals go, but the early days with Tarrant will always have the nostalgic edge, back when it was massive.

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      • WordPress is dead. For me it has been for a couple of years now.

        I’m just in the process of setting up my new site. After which I’ll be removing all my other pages and using WP purely as a blog, but more as a reference for myself given that I seem to have only 2-3 active followers these days. Those heady days of three figure views are long gone !!

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      • Jacob said:

        Yes, I was having this conversation with other (long deleted) bloggers back in 2017 or so. I tried Instagram then, in preparation for WP fading away, but just couldn’t take to it. I think I’ll just carry on here until I’ve finally had enough. 🤷‍♂️

        That sounds like a good idea. I always tried to approach this with a similar “reference” mindset, especially with 3D and stuff I’ve been learning. When the community emerged and grew, it naturally became more than that.


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