My primary question is that is it possible to make animated objects on LaTeX and what programs do you have to use if this is actually possible?
Some of the options that I am aware of (not an exhaustive list):
animatepackage allows you to produce animations.
beamerallows you to animate stuff.
- The latest
tikz/pgfversion has animation facilities. See the answers of this question for details.
- You can use
convertto create animated gifs. Many of the animated gifs that you can find on this site are produced that way.
- You can create
mp4files. This is particularly useful if you want to produce "movies" like this one. Unfortunately, one cannot upload
mp4files here AFAIK.