What is the best way to create animations?

Jun 28, 2013 at 4:15 AM
Edited Jun 28, 2013 at 4:15 AM
I current do the following, and performance hurts pretty badly when multiple sheets are manipulated:

restore sheet
draw a base rect on top of sheet
draw a rect based on current frame of animation on top of sheet
rinse, repeat.

I probably have like 4 or 5 different frames total.

I noticed that you can only show and hide objects, and not sheets.
So what is the best way for me to buffer these animations and display them?