Hi, I am writing to the forum to promote Aaron Averill’s NeoSprite library. It was very useful for me, a novice, to quickly produce animation for a homemade NeoPixel strip matrix. Please see: https://youtu.be/KBtatQ6hKQU
It is written for CircuitPython. The examples come with button press code to switch between animations, as demoed in my movie. You can also switch button state to true to play a folder of animations end to end as if it were one long movie. For my 21 x 8 pixel matrix, powered by the Adafruit Feather M4 Express ATSAMD51, I was able to make animations 180 frames long or more, 8 bit, but also could play a folder of animation as if it were a longer movie.
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