You can animate a
UIImageView by quickly displaying images on it in a sequence using the
UIImageView's animation properties:
imageView.animationImages = [UIImage(named: "image1")!, UIImage(named: "image2")!, UIImage(named: "image3")!, UIImage(named: "image4")!, UIImage(named: "image5")!, UIImage(named: "image6")!, UIImage(named: "image7")!, UIImage(named: "image8")!] imageView.animationDuration = 0.3 imageView.animationRepeatCount = 1
animationImages property is an
UIImages that is run through from top to bottom when the animation is triggered.
animationDuration property is a
Double saying how many seconds the animation will run for.
animationRepeatCount property is an
Int that says how many times the animation will run.
To start and stop the animation, you can call the appropriate methods to do so:
There is method
isAnimating() which returns a
Boolean value indicating whether the animation is running at a moment or not.
Please note that this's not a very efficient way to create animations: it's quite slow and resource-consuming. Consider using Layers or Sprites for better results