Animation behind layer start playing after reveal?

Is there a way to have an animation hidden under a button to start playing after the button is double pressed to reveal the animation layer, instead of on a continuous loop?

If you want it to start when you tap, no there is no way to do that. It is a highly requested feature to have animation start and stop on demand.

Samsung Developer Relations

darn. Ya that would be the bees knees if it were implemented.