Open Powerpoint and create a new presentation. Make a blank slide and
set the transition to advance after 0 seconds. Click Apply to all.
Draw the first frame of your animation. this one is important - it is
the frame that all of the other frames in this scene will be based on. Take
your time with it.
Duplicate the slide, and make a very slight change in this slide for
the progress of the animation. If you had a ball falling, make it go down one
or two places. (Note: Powerpoint doesn't use actual pixels, but a slightly larger
placement system. Think of it as an invisible graph.)
Duplicate the new slide and keep going. For things like gravity, make
the motion stronger each time, eg, changing it more and more. The most
catastrophic thing is to make things go too fast, so don't be afraid to take a
lot of slides to do one thing - you can always delete them later.
Preview your presentation constantly; changing anything you think needs
to be changed. Erase unneeded slides and such, add or delete details until your
presentation is perfect.
Add in sounds and other details, then make a beginning and ending
slide, maybe even an opening sequence.
Get the pacing of the cartoon right. don't have slow scenes that
suddenly turn into fast ones - this is confusing.
If you want to have voices, use the Narration feature or record them as
If you want to have something done repeatedly, like bouncing a ball,
make the action once, then copy all the slides that are for that action and
paste them wherever you want. So, for the ball bouncing example, you would make
it go down and up once, then copy the slides that show the ball bouncing, then
paste the slides below so it would go 'down, up, down, up'.
If you're making something that moves different parts, make each part a
different object. (ex: if you're making a person, draw all the limbs as
different items so you can just copy/paste and rotate them or move them