[OS X TeX] Animated Graphs

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Jul 29 15:33:26 CEST 2005


Le 29 juil. 05 à 15:10, Herbert Schulz a écrit :

> Now that Gary Gray has gotten me excited about using Keynote 2 with  
> LaTeXiT (and the LinkBack Plugin) I'm starting to think about  
> putting together a talk about relativity for my astronomy club.  
> Yes, I'll addd a few equations (hey, it has to be relevant to TeX!)  
> but I'd like to back up the equations with some animated graphs  
> (i.e., ones that start out with an empty piece of graph paper and  
> then slowly fill in the function) since that would help visualize  
> what the equation is telling the audience. Does anyone know of a  
> nice way to produce animated graphs? Preferably freeware!

Once I used a slightly different effect in Keynote 1: showing a  
scatter plot of experimental data points, and then adding on top of  
it a theoretical curve (or fit, for that matter).

This was done simply by using transitions in Keynote itself: having  
the two plots (scatter plot, without and with the theoretical curve)  
in two slides at exactly the same position, and using the Dissolve  
transition between the slides.

I haven't used Keynote 2 much since getting it, but with its added  
functionalities I imagine things could be even simpler: setting maybe  
a transition for the plot object itself, without needing to use 2  
different slides.

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