I apologize in advance if my question seems confusing or trivial.

How to successfully create an animated PDF Beamer for this Animation Mathematica file, available on the following link European Option Prices and Greeks in 3D.

It seems it's impossible as we can't use the Mathematica player in .cdf format.

Thanks for any help.

  • You can use media9 package. For details, refer to its documentation.
    – user11232
    Jun 19, 2013 at 8:41
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    Hm, it's not Flash, but some proprietary format (.cdf) requiring a player from Wolfram. Thus media9 doesn't help.
    – AlexG
    Jun 19, 2013 at 8:46
  • @Harish Kumar. Thank you for this advice. I'll look more closely.
    – Zbigniew
    Jun 19, 2013 at 8:50
  • @AlexG. Thank's also. But what did you mean by proprietary format(.cdf).
    – Zbigniew
    Jun 19, 2013 at 8:54
  • Wolfram's CDF-Player is required for viewing this kind of files (*.cdf). The CDF file format doesn't seem to be open (with a public language specification).
    – AlexG
    Jun 19, 2013 at 9:23

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CDF is a proprietary animation format from Wolfram (owned by Wolfram). Neither the PDF specification nor Adobe specific extensions to it make provision for embedded CDF playback. Thus, there is little chance to find a PDF viewer with an appropriate plugin.

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