Animate

Animate(1.3)                                                        Animate(1.3)



NAME
       Animate - the AfterStep Animate module

SYNOPSIS
       Animate is spawned by afterstep, so no command line invocation will work.
       From within the .steprc file, Animate is spawned as follows:

       Module Animate

       or from within an afterstep pop-up menu:

       Popup "Module-Popup"
            Title   "Modules"
            Module  "Wharf"         Wharf
            Module  "NoClutter"     Clean
            Module  "Identify"      Ident
            Module  "Banner"        Banner
            Module  "Debug"         Debug
            Module  "SaveDesktop"   Save
            Module  "Pager"         Pager 0 3
            Module  "Animate"       Animate
       EndPopup



DESCRIPTION
       The Animate module animates window actions.  It currently animates
       iconification and deiconification in a zoom style or a twisty spinning
       style.


INITIALIZATION
       During initialization, Animate will eventually search a configuration
       file which describes the time-outs and actions to take.  The
       configuration file is the same file that afterstep used during
       initialization.


INVOCATION
       The invocation method was shown in the synopsis section


CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
       Animate reads the same .steprc file as fvwm reads when it starts up, and
       looks for certain configuration options:


       *AnimateColor color
              Tells Animate what color to draw with.


       *AnimateDelay msecs
              Tells Animate how many milliseconds to sleep between frames of
              animation.


       *AnimateIterations iterations
              Tells Animate how many steps to break the animation into.


       *AnimateTwist twist
              Tells Animate how many revolutions to twist the iconification
              frame.


       *AnimateWidth width
              Tells Animate how wide a line to draw with.  Note that with 0 is a
              fast line at Width 1


       *AnimateResize mode
              Tells Animate what method to use to draw resizes.  zoom and twist
              are currently supported.


AUTHOR
       Alfredo Kengi Kojima <kojima@inf.ufrgs.br>


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
       These people have contributed to Animate:


       Kaj Groner <kajg@mindspring.com>
              Twisty iconification, configuration file parsing, man page.




3rd Berkeley Distribution         December 1996                     Animate(1.3)