Are there any names for the techniques/transitions used to make text appear in a slick, and attention grabbing (but unobtrusive) way?

A typical use case for this is the tutorial level of a game, which (in tutorial mode) constantly pops up instructions as the user encounters new features. So, the instructions should grab the users attention without looking clunky.

Typically it's a combination of expanding and fading, plus maybe a flashing button which is clicked to dismiss the text.

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    I'm not sure what exactly you mean by 'names'. Have a look at Animate.css for a reference to many common animation names. I've also removed the request for JAVA implementations suggestions - StackOverflow would be the place for this type of question.
    – Izhaki
    Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 23:49
  • Fair enough re. java. Your Animate.css answers my question, that's what I mean by names. Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 10:44
  • I've added an answer based on the comment so the question can be marked as answered.
    – Izhaki
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 12:12

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Please see Animate.css for a list of common animation names.

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