Integrating 3D Models Into PDF Documents

A new technology is being developed in Australia that will allow interactive 3D models to be intgerated into PDF documents.

Co-developer Christopher Fluke, an astronomer based at Swinburne’s Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, said there was a trend away from physical, paper-based journals to fully online digital publications.

“In the past, the way you would have shared a 3D model is that you would either have to make a movie of it – so you might rotate that with one particular set of views, or you would have to present it as a series of individual images,” Dr Fluke said.

“The problem there is that as the person creating those movies, or those images, you are making decisions about what you want the reader to see.”

“So rather than seeing a static, single image of a 3D object, readers can click on the image, rotate it around, and view it from different angles, as well as zoom in and out,” he said.

Source: believes this technology could be a great way of delivering interactive 3D Renderings, 3D Walkthroughs and 3D Floor Plans to potential buyers. As a PDF document the files size would be considerably smaller than the current format of which these assets are delivered. In addition to smaller file sizes, users will be able to experience a much more interactive view of a property…hurry up and get here already!!

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