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I have seen some presentations that use a kind of cubic effect when moving between pages. For instance, suppose you have a cube and every page is a side of the cube, then when moving from page one to page two, the page is changed with 3d effect of turning the cube from edge to edge. I know the presentation is typeset in LaTeX but I don't know this feature is LaTeX relevant or not.
How can I have that 3d effect in LaTeX presentation?

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I believe you need a special presentation software, such as impressive or pdfcube. You create a pdf presentation using one of the LaTeX packages or classes designed for that purpose (such as beamer, prosper, powerdot, ppower4), and present it using a special software.

Note that number of people find fancy page transitions like that highly distracting, so it may not be always the best idea.

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+1 for the advice, I am one of that number of people. –  Hendrik Vogt Dec 21 '10 at 8:35
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Yup, they’re horrible. The effect is a complete logical disconnect with the content of the presentation – unless you’re currently talking about rotating cubes – which means that it’s a distraction and doesn’t belong. –  Konrad Rudolph Dec 21 '10 at 9:44
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Fancy transitions have a place in presentations which are not meant to be narrated. Like things that are running on a screen in a kiosk. For talks, however, I try to make sure the presentation is not more interesting than me. –  Matthew Leingang Dec 21 '10 at 13:43
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+1 for the tone of the answer: pointing out why this is often a bad idea, but first of all, respecting the author’s judgement and giving a good answer to the original question. –  Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine Dec 21 '10 at 21:31

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