At this site there is a very cute example of an interactive animation. If I download the PDF directly, it works fine in both Adobe Acrobat and in PDF X-change viewer (the latter is my preferred pdf-program).

If I download the sourcecode and compile it in Texmaker, it only works in Adobe. In PDF X-change the animation/figure is invisible.

The same applies to animations I create myself by looping images etc.

What is the reason for this?

  • Hi, and thank you for replying. When i download the animation (pdf) from the link above it works fine in both PDF programs. When i compile the attached code in TexMaker it only work in Adobe. So pdf x-change viewer is capable of displaying animations, but not when i compile them myself. I wonder why.. – fluxmodel Dec 18 '13 at 11:59
  • Hmm, that is a bit more trickier. Perhaps the versions are not the same. Could you supply pdf version information. – zeroth Dec 18 '13 at 12:02
  • @zeroth: Here is PDF-information: Downloaded PDF (works in both programs): PDF-producer: pdfTeX-1.40.9 Application: LaTeX with beamer class version 3.07 PDF-version: 1.4 Self-compiled PDF (only works in adobe) PDF-producer: pdfTeX-1.40.13 Application:LaTeX with Beamer class version 3.32 PDF-version: 1.5 – fluxmodel Dec 18 '13 at 12:08
  • Update: I tried chaning minorversion to 4 without any change in result. I also tried to change the document type to article (since the beamer version was different). But no to avail. The compiled document still only works in acrobat while the downloaded one works in both. – fluxmodel Dec 18 '13 at 12:32
  • I can't really find out if anything strange has happened in pdftex (doesn't seem like it), try and downgrade your beamer and tikz versions to the "public available versions". Also I am not aware of anything regarding the animate package perhaps @AlexG can help us? – zeroth Dec 18 '13 at 13:02

PDF X-Change Viewer support is back since version 2014/02/06 of animate.

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