I already found some different answers for questions like mine, but I would like to know, what's the best way in your opinion for my project.
What I would like to create?
I want to create a point-and-click adventure like beneath a steel sky, lucasfilm games or myst (but not 3d) etc. So I will work with many scenes. The story is a bit like an escape room. Long story short: I need a picture and some areas to click. Depending on which area you click the scene will be changed and another picture will be shown.
Where do I need animations?
The game is played in first-person, so the character will not be shown. for the graphics I want to use photos. But I would like to animate them a little bit. For example, a scene with a house. The sky is animated that there are some birds flying from time to time over the screen. Next to the house is a lake. The water should show a steady waving animation. So there are not just moving objects... it's really about photorealistic movements.
What I already know - but I am not sure about...
I created some animation with photoshop and exported them as GIFs. I know that importing of gifs is not possible. To create a sprite sheet from such a gif is almost not possible, due to its high resolution and number of frames. Then I thought about using a video player. I could export the animations as webm but I am not sure if this is a good way how to do this.
Thanks in advance for your tipps!