[pdftex] [CTAN] Update: animate
jjq at galcit.caltech.edu
Fri Sep 21 15:02:15 CEST 2007
On Fri, 21 Sep 2007, Alexander Grahn wrote:
> I cannot confirm this behaviour. On my rather recent hardware
> Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
> there is no noticeable difference in the speed of your non-OCG animation
> example between AR-7.0.9 and 8.1.1, while in the case of animate.sty
> generated OCG animations the difference is quite marked.
I'm using a 1.7GHZ Pentium M (single core) and it may well be
that it just does not have the grunt needed to cope with AR8.1.1.
While you, with your extra processing power, have a
surplus and so see no difference between the two AR's.
> >One novelty in
> >this particular animation is that it can be dragged around the screen.
> >This pseudo drag-and-drop functions quite nicely in AR7 but AR8
> >it is a bit painful.
> Although very impressing, I wonder whether there is a potential
> application for this feature. What did you have in mind that you took
> on its formidable implementation?
It was Ross Moore that had an interest in using drag-n-drop.
I merely used AMRITA's programming model to scope
out what could be done. The implementation is actually
quite straightforward, but then again it is not having
to fight against TeX's programming idiosyncacies.
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