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SHORT DESCRIPTION

A C system that can display animations under X11


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
XANIM
VERSION
07-FEB-94
REVIEW CODE
OK
INET ADDRESS
librarian@source.asset.com
AUTHOR
Mark Polidex
RIGHTS
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1994 Mark Polidex
DATE CREATED
07 Feb 94
DATE RELEASED
07 Feb 94
DATE LAST UPDATED
01 June 94
LOCATION
ASSET
PAL
ENVIRONMENT
X11
LIMITATIONS
None

FILE LISTING

Directory Display


languages/ada/misc/xanim:
  File Name                 Size
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  README                   2,021
  xanim.zip            3,606,689


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    2 Files            3,608,710

ABSTRACT

XANIM - a Multi-format Animation Player for the X11 System

     Xanim is a program that can display animations of various formats
on systems running X11. Xanim currently supports the following animation
types:

    o  FLI animations
    o  FLC animations
    o IFF animations.  The following features are supported:
          -> Compressions 3,5,7,J(movies) and l(small L)
          -> Color cycling during single images and anims
          -> Display Modes: depth 1-8, EHB, HAM and HAM8
    o  GIF87a and GIF89a files:
          -> single and multiple images supported
          -> GIF89a animation extensions supported
    o  GIF89a animation extension support
    o  A kludgy text file listing gifs and what order to show them in
    o  DL animations
    o  Amiga PFX(PageFlipper Plus F/X) animations
    o  Amiga MovieSetter animations (For those Eric Schwartz fans)
    o  Utah Raster Toolkit RLE images and anims
    o  AVI animations Currently supported are
          -> Microsoft Video 1 (CRAM) depth 8 and 16
          -> Raw depth 8 with colormap
    o  Quicktime Animations. The following features are supported:
          -> Apple Graphics  (RLE ) depth 1,8,16 and 24
          -> Apple Animation (SMC ) depth 8
          -> Apple Video     (RPZA) depth 16
          -> (RAW) depth 8
          -> Supports multiple video trak's
          -> Supports animations with multiple codecs
          -> Supports flattened anims
          -> Supports separate rsrc and data forks
    o  Any combination of the above on the same command line

     Xanim also provides various options that allow the user to alter
colormaps, playback speeds, looping modes and can provide on-the-fly
scaling of animations with the mouse.
     The following animation files are supplied as examples of what
xanim can be used for:
    o canyon.fli:  Flying through a canyon
    o fliby.fli:  Saturn fly-by
    o globe.fli:  Earth fly-by
    o shuttle02.gif:  Beautiful photo of shuttle launch
    o venus.fli:  Venus fly-by


REVISION HISTORY

07-FEB-94  1 June 94  Initial Release to the PAL


RELEASE NOTICE

This prologue must be included in all copies of this software.
Restrictions on use or distribution:  NONE


DISCLAIMER

	This software and its documentation are provided "AS IS" and
without any expressed or implied warranties whatsoever.  No warranties
as to performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular
purpose exist.
	The user is advised to test the software thoroughly before
relying on it.  The user must assume the entire risk and liability of
using this software.  In no event shall any person or organization of
people be held responsible for any direct, indirect, consequential or
inconsequential damages or lost profits.