Recently, I had to prepare a few beamer presentations, and during this process I realized that the "ideal" presentation would be much more interactive and live than one can possibly do with LaTeX. It is true that there are ways to embed a video or SWF file within a pdfLaTeX source, but this is just a partial solution: the animation has to be produced outside LaTeX and visually is often well separated from the rest of the presentation.
Alternatively, one can use package such as
animate (or the
\animate beamer command) to create animation in PDF, but this is really a hack and produces results that cannot be compared with a real Flash animation.
Is there a way to create a Flash animation out of a LaTeX file? Ideally, I would like to embed Flash objects and actionscripts within the LaTeX file, and to be able to have at the end of the process a Flash presentation.
P.S. I would see this as the natural evolution of TeX -> pdfTeX -> flashTeX, but I might be dreaming.