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I'm trying to locate some detailed documentation on the animate package. When I look at examples here and in other places, there is really way too much unknown syntax to figure out. I was hoping someone here could help. I have started using TikZ a couple of months ago and wanted to try my luck with animating some examples, but mostly I find fairly complex examples that others have created and I need to start off with something a little more basic. I've also searched online, but it just seems as though there is a missing manual somewhere. I have the official documentation by the way.

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Welcome to TeX.sx! This might help. – Jubobs Mar 25 '13 at 17:50
As first step you can look for Q/A in the animate and animation tags here. Notice also that usually, to animate a TikZ picture, not always is needed the animate package: very often you can rely on the TikZ style visible on from Daniel and a bunch of other styles. A couple of examples are 1 and 2. – Claudio Fiandrino Mar 25 '13 at 18:34
The package manual is good, though it took me a couple of times through it before I knew what was going on. – Matthew Leingang Mar 25 '13 at 18:45
@ClaudioFiandrino: Are you assuming OP is using beamer as well as TikZ? – Matthew Leingang Mar 25 '13 at 18:46
Maybe this could help: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/73067/… I give a complete (short) example of the animate package by frames made in TikZ. – zeroth Mar 25 '13 at 19:34

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