Hi. Seeing as Flash is not a thing anymore, and HTML5 canvas support seems sketchy, I’m trying to find some good/compatible method for doing some VERY simple ‘character’ animation these days.
I say character animation only to distinguish it from the usual ‘menu bar flying in and unfolding’ type of animation which most people would point me to.
I essentially want to create a character, made of several separate parts (ex. head, torso, arm), and then do some VERY light animation with it (tilt the head, rotate the arm, etc).
I previously used Flash, and was hoping that HTML5 Canvas would be the replacement, but I am worried about compatibility, and from what I’ve read, I’m not really confident about it.
Currently, I’m just using animated GIFs, which work great. But, I’m wanting to see if there’s something better, which is actually supported universally, with no annoying quirks or requirement for workarounds and coding hacks.
I’m loving Bootstrap, and was wondering if it has any features that would allow very simple animation… Again, just essentially layering some bitmaps on top of each other, and doing very basic movement and visibility switches (invisible/visible state) to do blinks. I suppose I would be okay if the character had to be vector-based, although bitmapped would be preferable.