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Hello,

I'm having an unusual problem with an animation sequence.
Basically I have a Swing timer updating an image (moves it 1px every 40ms). The problem is, it moves the images about 5px, stops for about half a second, and this repeats. The only other Thread I have created is one that implements Runnable and only refreshes itself every 250ms. The CPU usage is at 100% when this Applet is run.

Whats UNUSUAL is that when I reload the applet a few times using the Applet Viewer it starts behaving normaly and CPU usage drops. Any ideas whats going on here?
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antonsigur earned 90 total points
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I would take System.currentTimeInMillis() before movement and calculations, then again after, then sleep the diffrence...
like:
long before = System.currentTimeInMillis();

 ... draw and stuff .....

long after = System.currentTimeInMillis();

if (40 - (after - before) > 0)
  sleep(40 - (after - before));
else
  immidiate calculations...();


hope this helps..
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by:jmgww
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That's great, I'll give it a try, thanks
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by:jmgww
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Nice one, thanks!!
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