Tileable Animations

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022

I have been playing with Gif animations lately and it occurred to me that it is possible to build animation tiles that when placed together build a larger more complex animation. An example of one such tile is shown below.

If you place these tiles beside each other they fit together nicely with some dots flowing smoothly from one to a neighboring tile.

Provided you keep the boundary conditions the same you can design an infinite number of animated tiles that fit together perfectly. Here is an example with a random collection of tiles that show more varied motion.

This particular set of tiles have too many that are regular and reveal the center. This makes the compound result look more like a grid. Overall, it's an interesting idea I will likely explore further.


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