|Version 67 (modified by mirko, 6 years ago)|
PDF Cube uses the OpenGL API to add 3D spinning cube page transitions to PDF documents.
PDF Cube is an OpenGL API-based 3D PDF viewer that adds a compiz/Keynote-like spinning cube trasition effect to your PDF presentations (including LaTeX-Beamer and Prosper). You can also zoom on 5 predefined areas of any presentation page with a smooth zooming effect.
Right now you get a 3D cube transition pressing "c" and you can zoom on 5 areas with "h", "j", "k", "l" and "z" keys or simply switching pages with double buffering (no redrawing is visible) and with full anti-alias.
If you want to program your cube transitions in advance give the page you want the transition at on the command line this way (0 means between page 1 and page 2, rudimental but will change soon):
$ pdfcube file.pdf 0 5 10
Rotating 3D cube transition is of great effect when put on a big projection screen or lcd/plasma television, so be moderate! One or two cube transitions done when changing argument can help understanding that you are switching to a new part of the presentation. On the other hand using cube transition on every page can give seasickness to your audience ;)
This is alpha software (and right now it's a quick hack too), but once you manage to get it working it's fairly stable and usable.
If you want to hack on the code feel free to contact me at <mirko.maischberger@…> either via mail or via jabber.
See PdfCubeCompatibility to know which hardware pdfcube runs on and success stories.
- 0.0.2 Added autotools (configure, make, make install as usual).
- 0.0.1 Initial release.
- Use the strategy pattern to clearly uncouple animations from cube logic.
- Add MoreAnimations.
- Have a language so we can program presentations (cube animations, zooming, other transitions).
- Read transitions effects from PDF file.
- Jeferson J. Arenzon suggested adding a layer to draw with the mouse, useful during presentations.
- Joachim Breitner suggested to make PDF links active and pointed me to this opengl page.
- Buy a 42" AQUOS plasma HD television set to see it better ;)
- Linux with Xorg
- Poppler (>=0.5.4 recommended) (Debian/Ubuntu? package: libpoppler-dev libpoppler-glib-dev)
- GtkGlExt (Debian/Ubuntu? package: libgtkglext1-dev)
- OpenGL (freeglut3-dev, not really needed, will be removed in 0.0.3)
Feel free to write to <mirko.maischberger@…>
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If you want to hire me please read my curriculum, I'm a senior software engineer. Please also note that this is a hobby/fun project to experiment with OpenGL and born for my personal use. To better understand what I'm able (and willing) to do, please see a serious project of mine :).
Download the latest version here:
Type "./configure && make", read error messages, install needed development packages, make again!
- Thanks to Alexander Wirt, pdfcube is now in main of Debian unstable. You can simply apt-get it! Great Alex, Debian is my favourite distro! Alex also provided a nice manpage that will be added on svn and in the next 0.0.3 release.
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