The standard help file for animations is terrible. Frankly, animations in regular Pro/E wildfire are terrible. They're so bad, they're bordering on unacceptably bad.
However, with Creo View you can make some very nice animations in a snap. Unless you're hot to play with mechanisms and spend a whole bunch of time in the animation package, you may want to try Creo View. If you DO finally get Pro/ANIMATE to work, the output ranges from decent to poor. It's never what I would call "very good".
PTC University offers some bare bones animation instructions but I don't think they're very good either. What are you trying to accomplish? Maybe we can help steer you in the right direction. If you're lucky, you won't even need the animation package. Yuck....::shudder::
Thanks for the help on this! It is much appreciated. Yes I was trying to use WF5 to do the animation. I guess that I will forget that idea. We do have Creo view Express, but it does not let us do any animation. Do you know of any other software or ??? to do animation with Proe files?
Thanks again for the help!