Inside Technique : Animation Toolkit
The Animation Toolkit concept and scripts were created by Erik Arvidsson. You can find more of Erik's work at his web-site, WebFX, and on InsideDHTML in the WebFX Area. This article was written by Scott Isaacs using Erik's scripts and samples.
Each animation effect is built as a path object. The path object defines the animation path that a particular object follows. The toolkit includes path objects for straight lines, circular arcs, and sinus waves.
In this article, we show you how to:
The animation toolkit consists of two primary objects: a Path object and an Animator object. Path objects can be best thought as choreographers of the animation. They provide the coordinates for the element's next position. The Animator can be thought of as the director of the animation sequencing the different path objects and controlling the animation's rendering. Keep this in mind as we take you through the steps to create an animation.
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