I was just wondering how bitmaps can be animated?[/Quote}
Creating Movies which are in 3D. As the name (Lathe)implies all objects are rounded. They turn tumble, get larger and smaller.
The easiest way to create a movie is to let a program generate it for you. The µLathe application generates movies (called sequences) that are compatible with MiniMovie.
Another way to create a movie is to manually combine multiple BMP format bitmaps into a single DIB file. Use a program which supports the BMP file type (Paintbrush, for example) to create several bitmaps, one for each frame of your movie. Then, use the COPY command to concatenate the BMP files into a DIB.
The following statement combines every BMP file in the current directory, in the directory order, into a single DIB file called ANIMATE.DIB:
COPY /B *.BMP ANIMATE.DIB
The next few statements copy four bitmaps, BITMAP1.BMP, BITMAP2.BMP, BITMAP3.BMP, and BITMAP4.BMP, in that order, to a DIB file called MOVIE.DIB:
COPY /B BITMAP1.BMP MOVIE.DIB
COPY /B MOVIE.DIB+BITMAP2.BMP MOVIE.DIB
COPY /B MOVIE.DIB+BITMAP3.BMP MOVIE.DIB
COPY /B MOVIE.DIB+BITMAP4.BMP MOVIE.DIB
The program was written for Win 3.1 but I use it in win98.