05867175 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 13 patents.

A computer-implemented system for scripting an animation sequence. The scripting system creates an instance of a script interpreter in response to an event. The script interpreter instance is assigned to a graphical object (GOB) having a graphical image associated with the animation sequence, and is invoked in response to an event received by the GOB. A script is attached to the script interpreter instance, the attached script comprising control logic for implementing the animated sequence. The control logic supports interactive animation by enabling the attached script to communicate with another GOB or another program module, such as an application program. The attached script is executed on the script interpreter instance to conduct the animated sequence. In response to executing the script, the animated sequence is displayed. The attached script and the script interpreter are destroyed in response to executing the attached script.

Title
Method and apparatus for scriping animation
Application Number
8/653201
Publication Number
5867175
Application Date
May 24, 1996
Publication Date
February 2, 1999
Inventor
Donald Glen MacKinnon
Seattle
WA, US
Gary Shon Katzenberger
Woodinville
WA, US
Agent
Jones & Askew
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06T 1/00
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