How can you animate symbols in ArcMap? I am not looking for anything complex, just a simple symbol that flashes or changes a little.

I know that you can perform animation in ArcMap but I am not interested in temporal mapping, just animated symbols.

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    What do you need to do this for? I don't think you can perform any sort of animation like you want without adding a temporal aspect. If a symbol was to flash it would be on a time-line/loop. – Adam Kara Mar 18 '16 at 17:41
  • I am looking for a better visual display that just a stagnant symbol on a map. – David Mar 21 '16 at 15:23

The same question was asked in 2012 on GeoNet in a thread entitled Animated Picture Marker Symbol that received this answer from an Esri employee:

Currently, animation is not supported in the picture marker symbol.

You may want to consider seeking or posting an enhancement request for this at ArcGIS Ideas and I suspect you will have more chance targeting ArcGIS Pro than ArcMap.

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