Crafting Custom Image Sequences Animation in SwiftUI: A Frame-by-Frame Approach


Steven Curtis
6 min readApr 4, 2024
Photo by Hans Eiskonen on Unsplash

This article dives into how to create custom animations in SwiftUI by sequencing images, effectively crafting a frame-by-frame animation similar to an animated GIF but with greater flexibility and control.

Difficulty: Beginner | Easy | Normal | Challenging

This article has been developed using Xcode 15.0, and Swift 5.9


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The Idea

Animations can be awesome! In my example (in the repo) my animation simply flicks through the numbers one to ten. However your animation might be something rather more exciting (I hope it is!).

Traditional approaches to animations, such as using GIFs or built-in animation frameworks, often come with limitations —…