Multi-media window manager
Updating objects displayed in a computer system
Object-oriented multi-tasking view framework
Method and apparatus for displaying animated characters upon a computer screen in which a composite video display is merged into a static background such that the border between the background and the video is indiscernible
System and method for capturing images of screens which display multiple windows
Prioritization of background display during animation Patent #: 5920325
AbstractA method, system and computer program product for repainting the image uncovered by a character of an animated sequence on a desktop in a windows-based operating system. Before a character in a frame of an animated sequence is displayed, a boundary box is specified. Then, a bitmap of the image within the area enclosed by the boundary box is stored and the character in the frame of the animated character is displayed. Next, the area within the boundary box that is exposed by the next frame of the character's animated sequence is determined, the image area from the stored bitmap that corresponds to the area exposed within the boundary box is copied, the display is painted with the copied image area, and character in the next frame of the animated sequence is displayed. If the character in the next frame of the animated sequence is outside the current boundary box, a new boundary box is specified by maintaining the bitmap image common to the current and the next frame's boundary box and adding the image of the new boundary box not included in the current boundary box to the stored bitmap image.
Field of SearchAnimation