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Beginning JavaFX™ by Praveen Mohan, Lawrence PremKumar

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Chapter 13. Introduction to Animation

Animation is one of the basic building blocks of any RIA, and any RIA technology need to have good animation support in order to deliver an immersive Internet experience to the end user. Animation adds liveliness to the content you are presenting and makes it far more expressive and interactive to the end user than static content.

What is Animation?

Before going into the animation support JavaFX provides, let us first see what animation is. Animation is a process of creating and displaying a sequence of frames (or simply pictures) within a given time period to create an illusion of movement. The retina of the human eye (some psychologists argue that it's the human brain) can persist, or hold, the picture that ...

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