# Beamer - transition effect

I am looking for a particular transition effect when moving between slides. I would like to have the impression that two slides are superimposed and that the first moves smoothly to the right to reveal progressively the next slide. Any idea?

• maybe not directly in beamer, but try impressive impressive.sourceforge.net Jul 5, 2011 at 20:56
• @Martin H: Thank you for the recommendation. I will have a look at it as soon as possible. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:43

PDF offers a standardized way for transitions and these work in also in Beamer Latex. You can use them in Latex between \begin{frame} and \end{frame} and they should work with common PDF viewers.

                  Show the slide as if horizontal blinds were pulled away.
\transblindshorizontal

Show the slide as if vertical blinds were pulled away.
\transblindsvertical

Show the slide by moving to the center from all four sides.
\transboxin

Show the slide by showing more and more of a rectangular area that is centered on the slide center
\transboxout

Slowly dissolve what was shown before
\transdissolve

Glitter sweeps in specified direction
\transglitter

Show the slide by sweeping two vertical lines from the sides inward.
\transsplitverticalin

Show the slide by sweeping two vertical lines from the center outward.
\transsplitverticalout

Show the slide by sweeping two horizontal lines from the sides inward.
\transsplithorizontalin

Show the slide by sweeping two horizontal lines from the center outward.
\transsplithorizontalout

Sweeps single line in specified direction
\transwipe

Show slide specified number of seconds
\transduration{2}
Show the slide by pushing what was shown before off the screen using the new content.
\transpush
Replace the previous slide directly (default behaviour).
\transreplace
Show the slide by covering the content that was shown before
\transcover

• There are some more transition effects, introduced in PDF 1.5: \transcover, \transfade, \transpush, \transuncover. These are already implemented in beamer, but not yet documented. Sep 19, 2012 at 15:30
• What about moving text (instead of the transition of the whole page)?
– skan
Sep 18, 2015 at 18:11
• Is there a way to apply transitions also at overlays? May 14, 2016 at 14:12
• @barbaz: yes, the documentation is clear about that. Overlay specifications can be applied to transitions the usual way (i.e., with <>). Sep 9, 2018 at 14:19
• I used this and put things like <1> and <2>. Why won't these work? May 2, 2020 at 14:44