Just like the movies: Frame Animation

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View Animations include Tween and Frame animations. Frame animations are also known as Drawable animations.

You define the Frame animation in XML and save it as a drawable. The animation is then displayed as a sequence of images in an image view.

A Property Animation tutorial

Making a move: Using Property Animation in your apps

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You can use Android’s Property Animation system to animate just about anything, not only visual objects.

Property animations modify the properties of an object over time.

Our tutorial app shows you how to animate View objects to give the impression of movement.

Make your apps come alive! Use Animation

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There are three types of Android animation:

  • Property animations – these enable you to change the properties of an object, like text size for example
  • Frame animations – these display a sequence of drawable images
  • View animations – also known as Tweened animations. These animations are applied to View objects and allow you to:
    • Rotate a view
    • Change the size of a view
    • Change the transparency of a view
    • Move a view

Our tutorial will show you how to use View animations in your apps