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samcarter
I would like to place an image along a tikz path in such a way that it rotates with the loops of the path, e.g. in the example below the duck should be head down when flying though the looping.

MWE without rotation:

```
\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc,decorations.markings}

\setbeamertemplate{background}{%
  \begin{tikzpicture}[
    remember picture,
    overlay,
    decoration={
      markings, 
      mark=at position \thepage/10 with {
        \node{\includegraphics[width=2cm]{example-image-duck}};
      }
    }
  ]
    \path[postaction=decorate,draw] (-0.0024, -0.846) .. controls (2.9731, -2.564) and (4.9397, -0.8115) .. (4.9397, -4.2473) .. controls (4.9397, -8.2498) and (-2.9933, -2.7915) .. (0.9993, -3.0728) .. controls (10.1424, -3.7168) and (9.4455, -9.435) .. (6.1477, -7.1566) .. controls (3.4609, -5.3004) and (10.1189, 2.4134) .. (13.8065, -10.4522);
  \end{tikzpicture}%
}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
  \pause[10]
\end{frame}

\end{document}
```

![document.gif](/image?hash=d01d5d4b1d22a5a09778078d947b40623bbd369dec6e18166da806f590ee9944)
Top Answer
marmot
Of course. You should just ask the authors of the Christmas Exravaganza. ;-)

```
\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc,decorations.markings}

\setbeamertemplate{background}{%
  \begin{tikzpicture}[
    remember picture,
    overlay,
    decoration={
      markings, 
      mark=at position \thepage/10 with {
        \path (-0.1cm,0) coordinate (aux0) (0.1cm,0) coordinate(aux1)
		(0,0) coordinate(aux2);
		\pgftransformreset
		\path let \p1=($(aux1)-(aux0)$), \n1={atan2(\y1,\x1)} in 
		(aux2) node[rotate=\n1]{\includegraphics[width=2cm]{example-image-duck}};
      }
    }
  ]
    \path[postaction=decorate,draw] (-0.0024, -0.846) .. controls (2.9731, -2.564) and (4.9397, -0.8115) .. (4.9397, -4.2473) .. controls (4.9397, -8.2498) and (-2.9933, -2.7915) .. (0.9993, -3.0728) .. controls (10.1424, -3.7168) and (9.4455, -9.435) .. (6.1477, -7.1566) .. controls (3.4609, -5.3004) and (10.1189, 2.4134) .. (13.8065, -10.4522);
  \end{tikzpicture}%
}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
  \pause[10]
\end{frame}

\end{document}
```

![ani.gif](/image?hash=1d06a2ee1dfee9358e3dc25eefef06c9156974ae12f8dd1e4820a650dd5cce84)

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