Here are a few example 3D PDF files that were created while putting together the Share3D PDF overview video. If you haven’t seen the video, here it is. (Scroll down to download 3D PDF’s).
The examples show the model at different stages of creation and using a few different templates. There are more than 50 templates included, so the template choice is up to you.
All examples below can be viewed with Adobe Reader 9 or X and there are no plug-ins to download and install. This makes it easy to share these 3D PDF files with anyone since Adobe Reader is installed on most computers.
Example 3D PDF #1
Look For: custom views, custom text, simple template, Reader bookmarks
In the video, the first published PDF includes 4 user created illustrations (user views), a custom title, custom text and a custom logo. The template choice is “Rectangled” and includes a couple easy buttons for navigating through the user created illustrations. In Adobe Reader, make sure to open the bookmarks so that you can see how recipients can easily use the bookmarks to select a custom view of the 3D model.
Example 3D PDF #2
Look for: Exploded view, material library, clickable list, Reader model tree
This PDF adds an exploded view and modifies a material in the 3D scene. This also demonstrates the use of a different template, “Rounded”. The template has a clickable list on the right side that allows Adobe Reader users to click a user create illustration by name to display it in the 3D view. You might also take a look at the model tree which is an integrated part of Adobe Reader. The model tree allows you to select and hide parts from the 3D model by name. Share3D PDF publishes 3D models to PDF files so that this information is available.
Example 3D PDF #3
Look for: custom names and descriptions, custom theme selection, dynamic display of names in Reader
The last 3D PDF published in the video includes custom names and descriptions for the user created illustrations. Notice that when viewing with Adobe Reader, these names and description are displayed dynamically on the document page as differnt user created illustrations are selected for display. The template used in this example is “Bound Flag”.
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