Well I was going to try and do a tutorial with screenshots but it wasn't working out. So here's hopefully a simple explanation to get you started.
Create your images for the animation and put them all in one directory numbering them consecutively as you want them.
Open a terminal program and change directories to where your images are.
With my two animation I did, I used something similar to this command:
animate -resize 329 -delay 50 -loop 0 *.png
If your images are in a different format use that instead of png.
With my latest animation I used 50 images. The first 30 were slightly different, The last 20 are all copies of the same to prolong the final sequence. Obviously the more images you use the smoother the animation.
-resize ### will set the width of the animation.
-delay ### set the time interval between images.
-loop 0 means it will loop indefinitely.
Play around with the delay settings to see what you get.
Once you tap Enter after inputting the command there will be a delay as IM builds the animation. You'll notice the the first sequence is much slower then the rest as it keep cycling.
Once your animation runs through the first time, click on the animation itself and a Commands window will open. A menu appears with...
Clicking on Animate from this menu will allow you to save the animation.
I hope in some small way this helps you. If you got question, I think we should be able to figure them out.
These are the sites I used to investigate doing animation with IM.http://www.linux.com/articles/46124http://www.imagemagick.org/script/animate.phphttp://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/