11 May 2009


PDF3D, from Visual Technology Services, has been around for a while and release 1.8 is now (as I write this) current. It provides a route for the transfer of 3D output from an originating application into the U3D form suitable for PDF embedding.This is not a one-click mass market distiller, rather an SDK for developers to use in providing PDF output from their own applications. It comes as a C++ library, and you need to put in time on the learning curve to make use of it in your own context. Having said that, I am a complete C++ dunce, but managed to sort my way through it without stress and with only one phone call to a friend. [more...]