The easiest way to create multi-step animation paths in PowerPoint
Let's say you want to create slick multi-step animation paths in a PowerPoint slide, just like those shown below:
All you need to do is to place a copy of the shape to be animated at each "stop" along the desired animation path, select the shapes in the order to be animated (by Ctrl+clicking them), and click the Animate In Slide button.
To modify the animation, just move the shapes as necessary, select them, and click the Animate In Slide button again. It's that easy!