Comment 7 for bug 930192

Also keep in mind the basic math of animations...

If your monitor is refreshing at 60Hz then each frame lasts about 16 milliseconds. Therefore if the animation is configured for 220 milliseconds then you should expect to see roughly 13 frames of animation over about one fifth of a second.

Other animations like "Open" default to even shorter times like 120 or 80 milliseconds (these are Ubuntu defaults, not Compiz defaults). So in an animation of 120 milliseconds you will never see more than 7-8 frames, and in the 80ms animations you can't see more than 5 frames. I personally think these defaults are too short and make animations look less nice than they should.