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Android 3.0 Animations by Alex Shaw

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Chapter 2. Frame Animations

Frame animations build up animation from a series of still images that are shown in rapid succession, like a film reel.

Each frame in a frame animation is shown for a fraction of a second and then it moves on to the next frame, giving an impression of motion like a film reel, as in the following graphic:

Frame Animations

In this chapter, we shall:

  • Make a frame animation in XML
  • Use Java to change a frame animation
  • Make a transition animation, a simpler relative of frame animation

A few sections of this will seem like revision if you are already comfortable with the Android views system, but for the most part I'll assume you are already comfortable ...

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