>>>>> "Stephan" == Stephan Lehmke <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
Stephan> I'm just wondering about one
Stephan> thing: You're overlaying all previous pictures on every
Stephan> subsequent slide, so the pictures have to appear
Stephan> `transparent', otherwise the last one would `overwrite'
Stephan> all the previous ones.
Stephan> I assume this is ensured by the MetaPost parsing
Stephan> algorithm of pdftex?
Don't know, I use the latex, dvips, ps2pdf route.
Stephan> Can you use `solid' objects in your pictures?
Yes, they are overlayed as I expect.
Stephan> And does the same technique work with LaTeX+dvips as
Stephan> well, or would the `overwriting' effect occur there?
Stephan> Maybe it would be more safe and efficient to organize the
Stephan> sequence of pictures such that every subsequent mpost
Stephan> file contains everything from the previous ones?
Stephan> Is this possible with the patched version of xfig?
Don't know. It should be possible. But I just applied the patches and
didn't look into them. Your idea sounds more stable than the way
its done now. Maybe you should propose it to Klaus Guntermann.
In the meantime I played around a little bit more. If I include only
the actual layer within each step, I find this overwriting behaviour.
I changed the code for the tpmultiinc command to remove the dependence
on repeat.tex. I can post it if anyone is interested.
Holger Wenzel Institut fuer Technische Mechanik
email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] RWTH Aachen