MasterGaurav MasterGaurav - 3 months ago 18
Android Question

Android Animation - Flip

I need to create an animation - Flip a view and show another one.

The width of currently shown view is decreased slowly to zero and after that the width of the view-to-be-shown must be increased from zero.

During this time, the height goes from the currently-shown-height to slightly-decreased-height and back again.

How can I achieve this... using a ViewFlipper.

Answer

You can do that with ScaleAnimations set on a ViewFlipper. I do a similar thing without the second scale. I have two animations, one for the view going out and one for the view coming in. I'll post them here as a starting point for you.

shrink_to_middle.xml

<set xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <scale
        android:interpolator="@android:anim/linear_interpolator"
        android:fromXScale="1.0"
        android:toXScale="1.0"
        android:fromYScale="1.0"
        android:toYScale="0.0"
        android:fillAfter="false"
        android:duration="200" />
    <translate
        android:fromYDelta="0"
        android:toYDelta="50%"
        android:duration="200"/>
</set>

grow_from_middle.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<set xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <scale
        android:interpolator="@android:anim/linear_interpolator"
        android:fromXScale="1.0"
        android:toXScale="1.0"
        android:fromYScale="0.0"
        android:toYScale="1.0"
        android:fillAfter="false"
        android:startOffset="200"
        android:duration="200" />
    <translate
        android:fromYDelta="50%"
        android:toYDelta="0"
        android:startOffset="200"
        android:duration="200"/>
</set>

Then in the app I set them to the ViewFlipper like this:

mViewFlipper.setInAnimation(context, R.anim.grow_from_middle);
mViewFlipper.setOutAnimation(context, R.anim.shrink_to_middle);

Like I said, this is not exactly what you described, but it's pretty close and will get you started.

--EDIT--

Here is the code using the pivotX and pivotY (well, just pivotY in my case):

shrink_to_middle.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<scale
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:interpolator="@android:anim/linear_interpolator"
    android:fromXScale="1.0"
    android:toXScale="1.0"
    android:fromYScale="1.0"
    android:toYScale="0.0"
    android:pivotY="50%"
    android:fillAfter="false"
    android:duration="200" />

grow_from_middle.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<scale
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:interpolator="@android:anim/linear_interpolator"
    android:fromXScale="1.0"
    android:toXScale="1.0"
    android:fromYScale="0.0"
    android:toYScale="1.0"
    android:pivotY="50%"
    android:fillAfter="false"
    android:startOffset="200"
    android:duration="200" />