Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 11:49:14 -0600
Reply-To: "Stephan, Ann" <Ann.Stephan@CPA.STATE.TX.US>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Stephan, Ann" <Ann.Stephan@CPA.STATE.TX.US>
Subject: Re: Dancing Baby
Here are Phil Mason's instructions & some web sites which were in the
Having seen a demo by SAS Institute (UK) last week where they
animation of a Dancing Baby in Internet Explorer, it got me thinking.
have Dancing Babies in my clients applications. The answer (of course)
that SAS lets you do almost any crazy thing you like.
1 - Get the Dancing Baby video. It is found at many places on the net,
2 - In a Frame, make an "OLE - Insert Object". Check "Create New".
"Movie Clip (AVI)". If you don't have that option, you will need to
an AVI Activex (or OCX) plugin, from elsewhere.
3 - Name your object VIDEO (for example). Enter the name of an
entry to create, in the object attributes, eg. sasuser.profile.video
4 - Right mouse click on the object, select "Movie Clip AVI object -
object" and then "Edit". This allows you to edit the properties of
video. You could now select "Edit, Options" and set the video to
auto-repeat & to not display the control bar. Clicking elsewhere in
frame, reinstates the Frame's Pmenus.
5 - There are various actions you can invoke on the object, these are
by going into "Object Attributes" and selecting "Associated Verbs".
the following line to your INIT: section
call notify('video', '_execute_', 'play') ;
6 - That's all. You will now have a Baby constantly dancing in your
whenever you run it. Of course, you can use this technique for
other videos in frames. And it looks nicer if you set the Frame
colour to the colour of the background of the video (in this case
(My environment: Windows 95, SAS 6.12, Pentium 166MHz, 32Meg RAM)
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There was also an article in the paper with some other web sites:
www.mac-curios.com/Files/Babycha.mov - Basic Baby
http://members.aol.com/ChiChiX/club411/index.htm - Dancing Baby's Club
411, with an eclectic choice of dance music
http://baby.nwlink.com/baby.htm - the Unofficial Dancing Baby
Homepage(text version) - many versions of Baby movies in Mac & Windows
http://www.visionfx.com/DancingBaby/ -- Contest-winning Oh Yeah Baby
http://www.cinemabrazil.com/baby.html - Cinema Bossa-Nova Dancing
From: Gregory J Toland
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 1998 11:23 AM
Subject: Dancing Baby
About a year ago someone posted to this list a step by step approach
executing the Dancing Baby from within Sas ( via Frame Entry and a
coding ). I have searched the newsgroup but could not find any
Does anyone remember this or is the author listening? I thought it
been Tim Berryhill???
Gregory J Toland
Abt Associates Inc.
Sr. Programmer Analyst