Introduction to Animations

The official Flutter website contains a very good introduction to Animations, including videos, codelabs, tutorials and more:

If you have already explored these resources before, this section will be a refresher on the most important topics.

Or, if you are new to animations, I’ll bring you up to speed and explain the most important concepts with some examples.

Explicit animations

  • give us more control (using AnimationController)
  • more complex to create
  • start/stop, can go forward/reverse
  • can be interactive (with gesture detectors)

Implicit Animations

  • give us less control, but are easier to create
  • using either custom or built-in animated widgets
  • use with animations that always go forward and don’t repeat forever

This section will cover implicit animations.

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