Scanimator is a program to make so-called Barrier Grid Animations, also known as Scanimations, out of animated gifs.
you can see sample Scanimations (not made by this tool) in the following video:
The tool itself:
The gif that was used was taken from Causarma. If your browser supports it, you can try dragging the bar image over the one with the lines very slowly. Note: some browsers tend to resize the image being dragged, it won't work in that case!
Java2 version 8 or newer. You can check if you have it using this command line command (Windows: Start->run->cmd):
If you get nothing or if it's telling you that it doesn't know the command "java", you probably don't have java. If you get something, it should look like this:
java version "1.8.0_92" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_92-b14)
If the number is 1.8 or larger, Visual Cryptography should run.
If you don't have Java or an old version, you can download the newest one at "Download".
If everything works, you can just double-click the jar file, but sometimes a compressing software like WinZip graps this file extension or Java doesn't register itself properly.
If that happens, try running Jarfix first.
Oracle pulled a fast one on us, newest (Oracle) Java versions have horrible licencing. So either choose 1.8, the last proper version, or chose OpenJDK:
Java 1.8 via Java.com
Newest Java via adoptOpenJDK.com