Using the new and improved AnimatedVectorDrawable to pause and seek your animations. — AnimatedVectorDrawable Android SDK 21 introduced both the VectorDrawable and the AnimatedVectorDrawable. This allowed you to use vector assets within your app, and even animate them. They’ve iterated on these since then, but AnimatedVectorDrawable was still missing something. You couldn’t manipulate and control the animation. There was no pause or seek functionality.