Alexej added some animiation possibilities for the user interface. You can enable this feature by setting the variable "iEnableAnimation" to "true" in the file "gui.ini". Via the parameter "iAnimationDuration" you can control the duration of the animation. The value is the time required for the animation in milliseconds. The video on the right shows you KiRAT without (first third) and with animation (remaining time).
The feature is maybe a bit slow in debug mode but for release mode it works well. When you give demos, please enable this feature (and use release mode of course).