Thanks again guys.
To briefly answer Buddahaid’s question in producing animations, yes it can take a long time depending what the original LCARS is showing. Although I have over many years, to assist, I’ve used Cyberlink PowerDVD to catch each original frame from the ST series or films from DVD, some of these can as you can appreciate go into many hundreds of captures showing the whole viewable process. Once captured, I convert the captured sequence into a animated gif, cropping the area of the LCARS, which gives me the timing of the sequencing, which is important if I have also captured the sound track as well to accompany the LCARS being produced.
Adobe Flash uses the same drawing and paint facility as many good quality painting programs that some of you use and it also uses layering, and masking layering which is helpful when producing movement. Although I make of plan that is needed to decide how many layers may be required, 9 times out of 10 I get it right now, however occasionally I have to go back and adjust. Some of my very long animations that last over ten minutes and with a sound track can take a couple of months, working on them for a few hours each day.
I expect its like a lot of you here, that the more you do something, the more proficient you become.
A hello to Dietrich, you kept this forum quiet! ha.