Figure 7-5. Skulls
When looking at the image sequence playing in the sample app, it is clear that there are a lot of
subtle animations at play. While JavaFX possesses the ability to express this animation, the quick
iterations of a dedicated tool make the production of animations much easier. With JavaFX you have to
make a change to the code and recompile and run the application. With a dedicated tool, it is much
easier to fuss with sliders until the animation is just right.
When creating these animations, it is important that the animation is a loop. That is to say, when
the last image in the sequence is replaced with the first image, we want to avoid a visual jump.
Figure 7-6 shows the entire set of asteroid images, starting at the upper left and progressing to the