CTAN Update: animate

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun May 18 12:07:03 CEST 2008

On Fri, 16 May 2008 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
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

This updated version of `animate' uses a different method for animating 
graphics. The use of PDF Layers (OCGs) was dropped in favour of a Widget based 
method which produces animations that perform better in newer Acrobat Reader 
versions. The OCG based method is still available and can be selected by the 
package or command option `useocg'.


This package is located at 
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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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