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How to Build PDF3D-SDK Examples with CMake and Visual Studio SLN

This article illustrates the process of using CMake utility to setup and generate a Microsoft Visual Studio Solution (.sln) to build the example C++ 3D PDF applications from the PDF3D-SDK developer toolkit package. This goes through configuration, SLN generation, Compiling, Running and viewing the output 3D PDF. Using this combination of tools, new 3D PDF desktop applications for MS-Windows can […]

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 create a 360-degree interactive panorama inside a 3D PDF Document

Work-flow steps for creating Panoramic 3D PDF Brochures
The steps in this work-flow are an outline of how to create a highly compelling 3D panoramic scene embedded inside a PDF brochure or report. The steps start with digital photography and end with the production of a secure, stand-alone PDF file.

There are a number of high quality production interactive photographic panorama methods […]

PDF3D work with Forensics to Bring 3D PDF into the Court Room

3D PDF conversion software leaders, PDF3D, have today released a new eBook that will help forensic investigators and engineers improve presentation of evidence and 3D reconstructions in court.

London, October 16th, 2017 – PDF3D have published a new eBook today to support forensic investigators and engineers in the presentation of 3D reconstructions for use in case resolution, insurance and court proceedings. […]

3D PDF Forensic Reconstructions for Rescue Training

UAV Photography Captures Reality in 3D for Secure 3D PDF Forensic Reports
Pix4D is a popular and well-respected 3D reconstruction and photogrammetry application suite based in Switzerland, increasingly used in the area of digital forensics.

The image above shows a reconstruction of a crash site, deliberately staged for training fire and emergency response rescue teams in South Carolina. The site is used […]

How to Prevent Leakage When Sharing Prototype Designs, Research and Data

Engineers and scientists working on the latest developments rely on the secure transfer of critical information.   The work that goes into 3D design, research and analysis is extensive – and expensive – and a leakage of that data can be detrimental.

What is the best way to share confidential 3D data?

It turns out that it’s not that difficult to increase the […]

How to Make a 3D PDF

3D photos, Virtual Reality worlds and designs for feeding 3D printers are showing up in many diverse places. To document share and review 3D models needs a generic universally accepted format such as PDF. Actually, PDF already supports 3D. Once a 3D model is converted to 3D PDF, it can be distributed and viewed with any 3D enabled PDF viewer.
WHAT […]

Understanding how PDF/E, U3D and PRC are related to 3D PDF

Researching the relationship between PDF/E, U3D, PRC and 3D PDF in general is not that easy, without diving into complex standards specifications, but if you are a developer and would like to understand what each of these brings to the world of the 3D PDF, this article clarifies the whys and whats of each.

Today most 3D PDF files found “in […]

News From PDF Week, Switzerland November 2015

As the British representative for 3D PDF standards on behalf of the UK’s BSI, I was again invited to attend PDF week in November 2015 to join peers from around the world to discuss the future advancements of PDF.

The meeting is always an interesting one, and an enjoyable experience to meet up with others equally enthusiastic about PDF technology.

The meeting, […]

Virtual Patent Marking

Patents in the News

Patent Awarded for 3D Terrain Maps in PDF
Patent Awarded for 3D Point Cloud Processing
Patent Awarded for 3D Image Texture Compression Technology

Patent Notices
PDF3D libraries, applications, systems, utilities and products are protected by:

U.K. Patent Numbers. GB2477368, GB2484561, GB2521452
U.S. Patent Numbers US8736603, US9424662, US9691006
Australia Patent Number  AU2011315250
European Patent Number EP2628145

Visual Technology Services Ltd. products are protected […]