The first developer's guide to animation with Visual Basic 5! Understand the principles of 2D and 3D computer graphics. Includes detailed coverage of VBScript and ActiveX - plus easy-to-use clip animation on CD-ROM! Platform games, puzzle games, simulations, screensavers, ray casting and more. Step-by-step introduction to Visual Basic 5 for those who need it - plus dozens of great animation tips for VB5 experts. Most software developers have no animation skills at all, yet increasingly they are called upon to deliver animation on Web sites and in other interactive media. This book presents the fundamentals of animation for professional software developers. The book starts with the simplest aspects of animation, including sprites. Next it moves on to cover animation art and Visual Basic animation tools; simple platform and puzzle games; screensavers; and simple 3-D raycasting techniques. Learn how to use ActiveX and VBScript to add animation to your Web site; and uncover the mysteries of the Windows palette manager. Whether you're an experienced VB5 programmer or not, this book gives you the tools you need to create the animations you never thought you could! All software developers who need to understand the basics of animation - especially VB5 developers. Nik Lever has been a professional animator since 1980 and a programmer since 1982.