Step 4: Animation Basics
We will be using the same type of “page flipping” animation, only instead of drawing them in the corner of a notebook, we’ll place the characters on the screen, animating them by clearing the screen very rapidly, each time, moving or changing the character.
Animating a walking character simply requires us to create a graphic for each position. Making the character walk across the screen will only require us to display the first image, clear the screen, display the next image one step to the right, clear, and repeat.
Animating and creating video games on the Parallax Propeller is both fun and easy with the ORE Text Driver. The ORE software takes care of all the difficult video programming, leaving us to do the creative part.