August 2018

Getting Started: Creating Panoramic 360 Images with your Smartphone

So you have the latest (v2.16)  PDF3D ReportGen, at least as a trial copy, and you want to get started to create documents with 360 panoramas in them – just how easy is it? Well, PDF3D’s ReportGen is a very powerful tool with lots of options and controls on the PDF output so let’s keep it very simple to get […]

Gravity Geophysical Models of Finland Visualized and Reported with PDF3D

As an example of PDF3D’s use for technical reporting in earth science, geology and geophysics, this case study highlights the work of now retired Seppo Elo, who spent his career as a research geophysicist at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), a leading European competence centre on assessment and sustainable use of geological resources.

As an active geophysicist, Seppo managed the […]

PhotoModeler to 3D PDF Work-flow

Convert a collection of photos around an object from drone, DSLR, or smart-phone into an interactive 3D PDF using PhotoModeler and PDF3D ReportGen.

The process of capturing a 3D digital model from an actual object is often performed using a digital camera and photogrammetry to reconstruct a 3D geometric mesh with texture derived from the original photos.

This sample illustrates the process, […]

How to Review a 3D Model in PDF

Cross-team technical reviews of 3D model data using 3D PDF work-flows

If you work with 3D, it’s likely that you’re working within a larger team and perhaps directly with an external client.  Whether you’re sharing a 3D visualisation with a colleague, client,  or other external stakeholder, the review experience is a critical part of your workflow and key to a project […]

Visualization of Quantum Chromodynamics Case Study

Professor Derek Leinweber spends his days working at the extreme scale of just a few femtometers (fm), in a space large enough for just a few protons. A leading particle physicist, Derek is investigating Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong interaction between quarks and gluons, the fundamental particles that make up composite hadrons such as the proton, neutron […]