Whoa that was fast! Thanks a lot!!!
I'll check the draft version of the book before buying the real thing
but it seems that it has everything I need...
PS: Draft version of the chapter "An Animation Framework" here:
2005/6/10, Ted Hill
> See chapter two of
> Killer Game Programming in Java
> For examples and discussion of exactly this topic.
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> Subject: [JAVA2D] Simple way to animate an image sequence on a JPanel ?
> Hi everyone,
> I would like to display a sequence of Image on a JPanel at a given frame
> rate (around 30 fps). Right now I am doing this the "not-so-subte" way:
> horizontalOffset, verticalOffset, this);
> In othe words, every time my timing controller tells me it is time to
> update the display, I invoke the code above.
> This works, however there are strong disadvantages in updating the panel
> using such a "brutal" approach: the menus which are placed right above
> the panel are unusable. When I try opening one of these menus, the "drop
> down" list of options is "hidden" by the frames I draw.
> I know I should be using some kind of double buffering but how should I
> implement that ?
> PS: I'm stuck with jdk 1.4.2 for now so I won't be able to use any of
> the nifty new features in Java 5 :-(
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