CTAN Update: animate

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Jul 4 11:15:10 CEST 2007

On Wed, 4 Jul 2007, Alexander Grahn submitted an update to the



The package provides an interface to create portable, JavaScript driven 
PDF animations from sets of graphics files or from inline graphics, such 
as LaTeX picture environment, PSTricks or pgf/TikZ generated pictures, or 
just from typeset text.

Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/animate
Summary description: creating portable PDF animations from graphics files and inline graphics
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
Today's update adds 3 options:

begin={<begin text>}
end={<end text>}

timeline=<timeline file>

The first two are for use with the `animateinline' environment only.  
<begin text> and <end text> are inserted into the code at 
start and end of each frame. Mainly used for setting up some drawing 
environment, such as begin={\begin{pspicture}(...)(...)}, end={\end{pspicture}}.

The third option associates a timeline with the graphical material that 
has been embedded by \animategraphics or `ainmateinline' and provides 
extended control of the order of appearance, superposition and repetition 
of the embedded material. It allows to contruct more sophisticated 
animations and may help to reduce the file size of the resulting PDF. 

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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