If you haven't already watched [Ben's "PAC Display Tips & Tricks" video, I strongly recommend you do that now, to save yourself some time and frustration later. Also, use caution when doing animation. As Ben explains at our [URL="http://www.opto22.com/site/training.aspx?nid=nr3"]FREE! training here in Temecula](http://www.opto22.com/players/bc_player.aspx?bctid=26423761001&bcpid=30177826001), about his hospital project, sometimes the animation won't work as you expect once your project gets large, and can be more confusing then helpful.
I've tried using animated gifs in PAC Display Pro with mixed results--sometimes it crashes (I've submitted a bug report on that one). However, one nifty thing you'll find in 9.0 and newer: there's this "rotate" option, for example, if you want to spin a fan or something. No strategy modifications or blink stuff required!