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A graphical display animation system is disclosed that supports timed modification of element property values of elements within a graphical display. The animation system utilizes a display structure for maintaining a set of elements corresponding to displayed objects within a graphically displayed scene. The elements include a variable property value. The animation system also utilizes a property system that maintains properties associated with elements maintained by the display structure. The properties include dynamic properties that are capable of changing over timeā€”and thus affecting the appearance of the corresponding element on a graphical display. The animation system includes animation classes, from which animation objects are instantiated and associated with an element property at runtime. The animation object instances provide time varying values affecting values assigned to the dynamic properties maintained by the property system.

Title
System supporting animation of graphical display elements through animation object instances
Application Number
10/434718
Publication Number
7173623 (B2)
Application Date
May 9, 2003
Publication Date
February 6, 2007
Inventor
Leonardo Esteban Blanco
Redmond
WA, US
Gilman K Wong
Redmond
WA, US
Kevin Gallo
Woodinville
WA, US
Joseph Stephen Beda III
Seattle
WA, US
Matt Calkins
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06T 13/00
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