Yes, you can't use Custom controls for animated icons. I don't know if a picture ring can show e.g. an animated gif, else you'll have to create several pictures and flip between them, or change their position, which might be easier (similar to these http://www.animatedimages.org/cat-arrows-111.htm)
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