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A simple spring animation example android app

A simple spring animation example android app

Dynamic Animation Example

Dynamic-animation is a new module introduced in revision 25.3.0 of the Android Support Library. It provides a small set of classes for making realistic physics-based view animations.

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Setup

To get started, add the following dependency to your module’s build.gradle:

dependencies {
    compile 'com.android.support:support-dynamic-animation:25.3.0'
}

support-dynamic-animation:25.3.0 new physics-based animation library that provides a set of APIs for building animations that dynamically react to user input

Making a SpringAnimation

Well, it won’t really be generic in a programming sense, but let’s start with how every SpringAnimation is made.

  1. Create a SpringAnimation object for your View with a specified ViewProperty
  2. Create a SpringForce object and set your desired parameters (which are described above).
  3. Apply the created SpringForce to your SpringAnimation.
  4. Start the animation.
 private void startSpringAnimation(View view){
        // create an animation for your view and set the property you want to animate
        SpringAnimation animation = new SpringAnimation(view, SpringAnimation.X);
        // create a spring with desired parameters
        SpringForce spring = new SpringForce();
        // can also be passed directly in the constructor
        spring.setFinalPosition(100f);
        // optional, default is STIFFNESS_MEDIUM
        spring.setStiffness(SpringForce.STIFFNESS_LOW); 
        // optional, default is DAMPING_RATIO_MEDIUM_BOUNCY
        spring.setDampingRatio(SpringForce.DAMPING_RATIO_HIGH_BOUNCY);
        // set your animation's spring
        animation.setSpring(spring);
        // animate!
        animation.start();
    }

Position

Let’s say we have an arbitrary view positioned in the center of the screen
We want to achieve the following behavior:

  1. Drag the view.
  2. Move it around.
  3. Release it.
  4. The view springs back to its original position.

Rotation

There’s a rotating view on our screen which behaves like this:

  1. Grab the view.
  2. Spin it.
  3. Release it.
  4. The view spins back to its original position, again with a bounce.

Scale

As usual, there’s a view on our screen (it could be a photo) which has the following behavior:

  1. Grab it with 2 fingers.
  2. Do a typical pinching gesture to zoom in or out.
  3. Release it.
  4. The view scales back to its original size.

Feel free to fork, contribute and poke at the code.

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