[pdftex] [CTAN] Update: animate

James Quirk jjq at galcit.caltech.edu
Thu Sep 20 23:10:26 CEST 2007

On Thu, 20 Sep 2007, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> Yes, on Mac AR 8.1.0 (the latest, Linux version made a quantum leap)
> runs pdf files compiled with current animate version clearly less
> smoothly than those compiled with an older one; so I keep an older
> nooog  one and use it  if it works.
> As long as Adobe has not fixed it it would be nice to have nooog
> version updated and supporting new features introduced in animate
> lately - for the sake of those who can buy Acrobat Academic License
> cheaply. :)

I've put together a test example:


that you might care to look at with both AR7 and AR8. The difference
between the two viewers is quite marked. It does not use animate,
but it follows the same approach as the pre OCG version i.e. /Widget's
are turned on an off to give the illusion of motion. One novelty in
this particular animation is that it can be dragged around the screen.
Thid pseudo drag-and-drop functions quite nicely in AR7 but AR8
it is a bit painful.  


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