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Captain Chaos
04-23-2018, 12:48 PM
My client is asking me whether I can give them an image of their product that can be moved by the user in a pdf file. They have an image of a simple rectangular box with art mapped onto it that can be turned in any direction within the pdf. Supposedly it was made with strata 3D. They want to know if the same thing is possible with their very complex product. I already have the model built but I'm clueless how to make anything other than a frame animation that can be put into a pdf.

Anyone done this?

prometheus
04-23-2018, 01:35 PM
My client is asking me whether I can give them an image of their product that can be moved by the user in a pdf file. They have an image of a simple rectangular box with art mapped onto it that can be turned in any direction within the pdf. Supposedly it was made with strata 3D. They want to know if the same thing is possible with their very complex product. I already have the model built but I'm clueless how to make anything other than a frame animation that can be put into a pdf.


Anyone done this?

Not sure about images ..
Just the 3d model ..you can use designs parks. .export obj from Lightwave. .and import in to design spark. .designs parks mechanical is free. .but you have to register. ..but if I recall correctly...images i don't think is preserved.

Within designs park

You then export to 3d pdf.

machbeowulf
04-23-2018, 01:48 PM
I am 85% positive I saw something on this - let me dig through some bookmarks - have time now ... will let you know asap

gerry_g
04-23-2018, 02:53 PM
https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/displaying-3d-models-pdfs.html

3D PDF in Acrobat has been around for some time AFIK but it never had Mac support so I never got into it, Adobe's website has stuff on it though

autojive
04-23-2018, 02:57 PM
If you subscribe to Adobe CC, you should be able to get it to work fine.

For reference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=769i1SHhfpk

Captain Chaos
04-25-2018, 10:28 AM
They sent it to a video guy so it's off my desk. I'm going to take a look at the links, though. Thanks.

raymondtrace
04-25-2018, 01:00 PM
Be careful of delivery formats that could be used to swipe data. If you don't want a client to have a yet-unpaid product, don't share it in 3D.
https://www.google.com/search?q=extract+3d+object+from+pdf

If you're okay with presenting data that the client might swipe, there are online options:

Sketchfab. (free plan exposes all your work / paid plans offer private/client-view-only hosting)
https://www.lightwave3d.com/news/article/new-lightwave-to-sketchfab-plugin-available/

Blend4Web. (quickly produce all the HTML and other goodies to render a live model in a web browser with WebGL...then post on your own server)
https://www.blend4web.com/en/technologies/blend4web-ce/

You could open your Lightwave work in Blender and then export for web with this Blender add-on: https://www.blend4web.com/pub/blend4web_addon_17_12_0.zip