The first sort of animation we'll look at is the animation that we used to make the splash screen. It's called a frame animation. Using this technique, you make an animation by creating several images and displaying them one after the other, like a strip of cinema film.
It's exactly like making a film from a reel of still cells, or drawing a series of pictures in the corner of a book and flicking through them. Each frame is shown for a very short time before moving on to the next one, so that the eye does not realize that the images are distinct.
The term frame animation comes from movies, where it was considered ...