An animation, in Doodle, in a sequence of
Pictures produced over time. Concretely, it is a
fs2.Stream[IO, Picture[Alg, A]]. You can create such a
Stream yourself, but Doodle provides tools that may be easier to work with:
Interpolation, which can be used when an animation depends on a range of values between some starting and ending point. For example, an animation of a moving ball can be created from an
Interpolationbetween the minimum and maximum position of the ball.
Transducer, which represents an animation in terms of some internal state, a function to convert that internal state into a
Picture, and a function to update that internal state into a new state. This can be used for more complex animations that cannot be represented by an
To use animations we'll need the following imports:
// The standard Doodle imports import doodle.core.* import doodle.syntax.all.* // Animation specific imports import doodle.interact.* import doodle.interact.syntax.all.*
To do anything useful we'll also need a backend. Here are the imports for the Java2D backend:
Here's an example animating a ball moving across the screen. This uses an
Interpolation, via the
upTo method, because the position of the ball is a simple function of a value in the range -100.0 to 100.0.
val ball = -100.0 .upTo(100.0) .map(x => Picture .circle(15) .fillColor(Color.chartreuse) .strokeWidth(3.0) .at(x, 0.0) ) .forSteps(100) .repeatForever
This produces the animation below.