PDFCube is a tiny (35k) player for PDF presentations. It provides double-buffered page switching (PgUp/PgDown or space), zoom to the corners or center of a page (h,j,k,l,z), and a Compiz-style animated cube transition (c).
Since repeatedly viewing the cube transition on a large projection screen can be dizzying, the program's author recommends using it only for major topic transitions within a presentation. To accomodate this, you can pre-select the transitions which should be performed using the cube animation on the command line:
$ pdfcube presentation.pdf 5 12
This example would use the cube effect when transitioning from page 5 to 6 and from page 12 to 13, but use a straight jump transition for the other pages. When PDFCube is invoked in this way you can advance from page to page using the spacebar, and the correct transition will be selected for each page.
You can create PDF presentations for PDFCube using LaTeX-Beamer, Prosper, or OpenOffice Impress.
Installing from the command line: yum install pdfcube Installing using the graphical installer: not available through the Browse view; use the Search or List views to install pdfcube Menu location after installation: not available - run from the command line Command: /usr/bin/pdfcube Upstream website: http://code.100allora.it/pdfcube
This is a stunning simple but effective presentation tool. Congratulations to the developer.
As the developer highlights on his web site, the cube rotation should be used sparingly, however the speedy and smooth zoom function will also provide a useful highlighting technique when used appropriately.