Much of what you can do with motion path animations in PowerPoint relates to what you can do with the motion paths themselves. And the motion paths are essentially just ordinary paths (or lines) that have curves, points, etc. If you are familiar with drawing in PowerPoint – or if you use a graphic illustration program like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, you know that paths can be either open or closed.
A circle is a good example of a closed path, whereas a curve is an open path. So how is the concept of open and closed paths relevant to motion path animations in PowerPoint?