Can I use beamer to display animations created by GeoGebra? GeoGebra can export Graphics to PGF/TikZ.

\begin{tikzpicture}[line cap=round,line join=round,>=triangle 45,x=1.0cm,y=1.0cm]
\draw[->,color=black] (-1.097777777777778,0.) -- (6.4044444444444455,0.);
\foreach \x in {-1.,-0.5,0.5,1.,1.5,2.,2.5,3.,3.5,4.,4.5,5.,5.5,6.}
\draw[shift={(\x,0)},color=black] (0pt,2pt) -- (0pt,-2pt) node[below] {\footnotesize $\x$};
\draw[->,color=black] (0.,-2.0044444444444456) -- (0.,2.1555555555555586);
\foreach \y in {-2.,-1.5,-1.,-0.5,0.5,1.,1.5,2.}
\draw[shift={(0,\y)},color=black] (2pt,0pt) -- (-2pt,0pt) node[left] {\footnotesize $\y$};
\draw[color=black] (0pt,-10pt) node[right] {\footnotesize $0$};
\clip(-1.097777777777778,-2.0044444444444456) rectangle (6.4044444444444455,2.1555555555555586);
\draw [line width=2.pt] (0.,0.) circle (1.cm);
\draw [domain=-0.00:6.2918,color=ffqqqq] plot(\x,{sin(\x*360/6.2918)});
\draw [line width=1.2pt,dash pattern=on 2pt off 2pt,color=qqqqff] (0.9427546655283462,0.3334870921408144)-- (0.34,0.3334870921408144);
\draw [fill=uuuuuu] (0.9427546655283462,0.3334870921408144) circle (1.5pt);
\draw[color=uuuuuu] (1.0088888888888892,0.4577777777777792) node {$P$};
\draw [fill=uuuuuu] (0.34,0.3334870921408144) circle (1.5pt);
\draw[color=uuuuuu] (0.40444444444444455,0.4577777777777792) node {$Q$};
  • Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 16:09
  • I can't because I don't know how to start.
    – timbrophy
    Commented Oct 8, 2016 at 12:18
  • How about creating a simple animation in GeoGebra and show us what the exported tikz file looks like? Commented Oct 8, 2016 at 12:47
  • This is a still from such an animation:
    – timbrophy
    Commented Oct 9, 2016 at 19:20
  • Sorry. I was trying to add the code and ran out of time. When I try to add the code here I am told that I have too many characters. How can I add it?
    – timbrophy
    Commented Oct 9, 2016 at 19:38

1 Answer 1


The following text is summarized from http://texwelt.de/wissen/fragen/7875/kann-ich-eine-interaktive-geogebra-datei-in-ein-latex-beamer-dokument-einbinden

@HenriMenke In case you would like to answer this question yourself, I will happily delete this

  1. Save you animation as an animated gif, see https://www.geogebra.org/manual/en/Export_to_LaTeX_%28PGF,_PSTricks%29_and_Asymptote#Export_-_Graphics_View_as_Animated_GIF for a tutorial

  2. Divide this .gif into individual frames. You can use the following command line expression to do this:

    convert -density 100 animate.gif animate-%d.pdf

    This will result in individual files, named animate-0.pdf to e.g. animate-200.pdf

  3. To animate these files in beamer:

  4. Use adobe reader (or another viewer capable of javascript) to view the pdf.

  • Thanks for all your effort. I can convert to pdf but it won't animate. I am using beamer on a Mac using 10.12 and TeXShop 3.73 and will be giving an online tutorial using BigBlueButton to postgrads so I reckon that I will just have to prepare slides and click swiftly through them!
    – timbrophy
    Commented Oct 9, 2016 at 22:49

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