I am writing an application for an embedded system with GUI written in swing. I now want to incorporate animations in the GUI to enhance usability.
The user sees a table with some buttons ant things around it. The user can temporarily "save" the table, which makes the table dissapear into a status icon and a new empty table is shown. The user can then switch between these two tables.
The functionality for doing this is already there, but what I want to do now is to animate the dissaperance of the table so that it becomes more clear to the user that the saved table went into the status icon. I want to do this by animating the "minimization".
My question is the following. Are there any animation frameworks for java that makes this possible? I've google around some and found the "timing framework". Does anyone have some experience of this, or maybe something else that may fit my description?