What I'd like to accomplish is actually the very simplest form of it all. I just want to have an animated C program. I'd like to be the author of as much stuff as is possible, regardless of how stupid/pointless the interactive animation at the end might be.
The few things I want to stick to are:
C programming (This whole project is all about widening my knowledge of the C language)
Make use of a basic library which will allow me to render my animations.
Have some basic baby-steps of getting my first animated stuff showing and how to manipulate them.
Would appreciate any help/guidance available on acquiring the above.