This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
So you actually don't want to create a gif, but you want have it painted at a screen at a different "zoom level"?
So wouldn't it suffice to paint the text area on the screen using a Graphics object with an appropriate AffineTransformation applied?
Moving to our Swing forum...
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus