{animations} is about creating or including animations in (La)TeX documents.

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Embedding videos and animations

I'm aware that it's possible to embed some kinds of videos and animations in LaTeX files (using the beamer or prosper classes) but I couldn't locate good documentation on this. My web searches ...
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Converting beamer slides to animated images

As a follow up to Highlighting specific parts of a TikZ drawing, I'd like to know how to generate an animated image (gif) from a series of beamer slides. Martin Scharrer came up with this example: ...
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Animation in PDF presentations, without Adobe Reader?

I sometimes have to present on other people's equipment, such as machines running stripped down Linux distributions, presentation servers with a bare-bones PDF viewer running in a virtual machine, or ...
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Animations in LaTeX

I am a new user of LaTeX and this site. I have seen that many answers in this site have animations. However I am not able to produce any of these animations. For example, I asked a question and a got ...
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Did anyone succeed in playing embedded movies inside Acrobat in Linux?

Some time ago I asked this question How to include a movie in a PDF? Step by step instructions. (I tried everything documented there, and links therein. I can't find the combination of tools to be ...
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Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly?

Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly in either PDFLaTeX or XeLaTeX? I realize the animate package can include animations in a PDF, but it doesn't support animated GIFs and you have to ...
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Draw Nuclear Reactor with moving flows

I want to draw a nuclear reactor. In texamples.net there is a template which is pretty much what I would like to do. The code is % Pressurized Water Reactor % Author: Gloria Faccanoni ...
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gif image in beamer presentation

I wish to display some animations in my beamer presentation. The most trivial way that comes to my mind is to use a gif image. How can I put it in the presentation and what should I use to display it? ...
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Does TikZ support interactive animation?

I am plotting a function y = a*x^2 with a is variable constant. I would like to control a interactively but I google and seems that TikZ doesn't support interactive operation. Also, I want to know ...
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Beamer Animations: How to simulate terminal input and output

I'm preparing some Unix training material and I'd like to show some vertically scrolling text of the commands as if simulating text entry in a terminal. My idea was to split the frame into 2 columns, ...
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How to convert pstricks animation to GIF file?

As an example, let's take this animation. How can I convert it to GIF file?
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Simple speech bubbles, arrows or balloon like shapes in beamer

I have to highlight the grammatical categories in a sentence like this: There is a beautiful flower in the garden. Now, by either using balloons or arrows, I have to highlight which word belongs to ...
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Constructing a dynamic PDF

I wish to create a dynamic PDF file to write an article. This article will contain some theorems. The user will click a theorem and this will drill down to reveal the proof of that theorem. I think ...
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Clever beamer animation? Writing a script that changes a tikz picture in beamer?

Here is a start of an answer to this "challenge": \documentstyle[beamer] \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \tikzset{click/.style={draw}} \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain=going right, ...
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A script language for beamer animations?

This is a follow-up question to Clever beamer animation? Writing a script that changes a tikz picture in beamer? as suggested there, I will put a bounty on this one. What I seek is a set of macros, ...
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Improving typewriter animation

How can I improve the code for this animation so that I can write more words? I wanted a smarter code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} ...
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Beamer: double uncover hides instead of watermarks

When I make a presentation with nested enumerations where each enumeration needs to be animated, the inner enumeration is completely hidden from the slide until its parent becomes visible, while the ...
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How can we draw Christmas animations with TikZ?

In the spirit of How can we draw a Christmas tree with decorations, using TikZ?, how can we realize Christmas animations with TikZ? For example: or also:
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Features that could not be replicated on paper (e.g. animation, tooltips)

While browsing this site, I was surprised to find that TeX allows one to produce various kinds of output that could not be represented on paper. For example, one has animation ( How can we draw ...
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Using double for-loop in tikz

In the manual one can find the ... option to obtain a range in the for-loop. For example: \foreach \x in {0,0.1,...,6} {\x, } On the other hand, one can have a for-loop which runs over two ...
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Definite Integral Animation Examples

Does anyone know where I can find a template that will show Riemann sums converging to the definite integral, dynamically for a beamer presentation?
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Animations with movie15 and swf files

I am trying to use movie15 to embed vector animations in my presentation. The trouble is that embedded SWF files refuse to display on Acrobat Reader X sometimes with a "This Media requires an ...
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Is it possible to embed multimedia (audio or video)?

Using TeX/LaTeX is it possible to embed multimedia? If so how?
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Animation using a sequence of images in a single pdf file

I have a sequence of images in one pdf file. The first page in the pdf corresponds to the first step in the animation, the second page corresponds to the second step in the animation and in general, ...
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Revealing LaTeX symbols as if I'm drawing them by hand

I will be creating a video that explains some simple mathematics concepts to high school students. I am fairly confident with LaTeX so intended to use it to typeset any mathematics I was talking about ...
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A walking matchstick man

I'd like to create a presentation with a walking guy. I have to graphics, with a guy in two different positions. How do I make them appear in appropriate moments while moving right at the same time? ...
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How to achieve a rotating figure animation

I have a figure, in *.eps, say a pentagon which is already drawn and then included in TeX, and I want to achieve a rotating animation. So the polygon will be rotating about some point (usually its ...
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How to create PSTricks animations on the web page with interactive control panels?

I just visited a cool site that showing PSTricks animations with interactive control panels. For more details, please visit this link (click). The question is how does the owner of the site make the ...
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Deactivate all \alt,\uncover in beamer (for printing)

I have a big latex beamer that uses \alt, \uncover, ... to create "animations". My goal is to deactivate all these commands temporary (let's say : just use the last state/slide each time there's this ...
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Package animate is great but could it have a better animation compression?

I just tried the animate package to get pdf files with animations and it works great! However, I noticed that the size of the files generated is 10 times larger that what it could be for the ...
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Converting animations to individual Beamer slides

I am writing a Beamer presentation which includes an animation, created via the animateinline environment within the animate package. When I create a handout of my slides (by setting the handout ...
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Animating a TikZ picture

I would like to animate the following picture so that the length of the blue box becomes smaller and smaller. Using the overprint environment along with \transduration{0.2} makes the job. However, ...
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Embedding a flv (or mp4) video using pdfTeX (plain TeX only)

I am attempting to find out how to embed a flv video in a pdf file created using plain TeX and pdfTeX. I was successful at manually (via Adobe Acrobat's menu: Tools->Multimedia->Video Tool) embedding ...
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Animating TikZ without beamer

I have the following code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{tikzpicture} \fill[white] (1,1) circle (2pt); \foreach \n ...
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Tikz animated figure in Beamer

If possible, can someone help me to animated this figure with Tikz in Beamer? I updated starting by 1 : ( Yamada-watanab ) 2: (Existence faible) 3: (unicite trajectorielle) 4: Tow edges frome ...
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Zooming images out to specific locations in beamer

I want to: Show an image full width On click, make a small sized image placed at a particular location starting from top left and show another image full width Repeat the process till all four ...
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How to embed video and animation in LaTeX and LaTeX beamer step by step

I want to know the procedure to embed video and animation in LaTeX step by step. I tried to follow the instructions from this forum and wrote a LaTeX file. This is my code for embedding a video in ...
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Animating Protocols

I'm creating a beamer presentation on network protocols. I like to put very simple animations in the slides, like an arrow extending from sender to receiver, showing the flow of network messages. I ...
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“Dynamic” picture in beamer presentation

Is there a way in beamer to have some kind of dynamic picture that will change if the mouse is moved over it or if the button is clicked?
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Improved Unit Circle Animation

I'm trying to improve the sine/cosine animation provided on texample.net to suite my needs. I wanted to add a plot of the sine and cosine part and tried using pgfplots for this, as it can evaluate and ...
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Beamer: temporarily disable overlays

I'm using Beamer to create a presentation with animations (overlays). However, I'd like to disable the animations in some of the slides. Why? Because I'm including a quite complicated TikZ drawing ...
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Animating tabular rows in Beamer without showing the table border

I have a tabular environment with three rows, and I would like to show only the first row on my first slide, then show the next row and finally the third row. I have a solution that almost works but ...
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Flash animation and beamer

I want to have a flash file (.swf) in my beamer document on a Linux machine, using pdfLaTeX and Evince. Is there a way to make a link to that file which runs an external player or even better, is it ...
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add a fake item in itemize as a placeholder

How to make phantom item in itemize environment? I want to 'animate' items in my beamer slides, so when I go from one slide to another new item pop up in a right place. I have workaround for one item ...
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Putting animations into latex beamer presentation. Use png, gif?

I need to put an animation into a slideshow I am making using the beamer package for LaTex. Ideally I would like it to loop and play again and again like a GIF, but anything similar would work as ...
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When I use \animate in beamer, how do I move back in my presentation?

Matthew Leingang just provided a nice example of beamer's \animate method. If in this example (don't want to repeat it here) I replace \animate<2-10> with \animate<3-10>, how will I then ...
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Animated scrolling marquee across an entire page.

I would like to have a scrolling marquee across the entire width of a page. I am intending this for a Beamer presentation, but the solution doesn't necessarily have anything to do with beamer. I ...
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With beamer, prevent animation from restarting on 2-step slide

I have a slide with an animation with autoplay on the top and two graphs at the bottom. The graphs appear in two stages. At the moment, the animation restart when I go to the second step, how I can ...
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Animation with Latex Beamer

I'd like to produce a sort of animation effect in my presentation. I have an image: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[width=0.8\textwidth]{./images/avatar-landscape.jpg} \end{figure} and ...
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Displaying a sequence of images in a timed fashion in beamer

I would like to display a sequence of images in a timed fashion in beamer i.e. I want to zoom an image from small size to large size. Below is the code I tried and I get some errors while compiling. ...