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Paul

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29-11-2012 04:12 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
I have found 3D PDF to be very useful and am sending this with IGES and drawings to clients and suppliers. It is much appreciated.
The only issues I have is that all color is lost. Yet all the examples I see of other 3D PDF is coloured.

Why does ZW not allow colour attributes to be exported?

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06-12-2012 09:09 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Paul, What we using the 3D PDF exporting is Open-source which can't support the color attribute. We will looking for another solution in the future.

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11-02-2013 07:20 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi William,
just doing some lookup on the U3D format.
Quote"The first edition is supported by many/all of the various applications mentioned below. It is capable of storing vertex based geometry, color, textures, lighting, bones, and transform based animation."
Wikipedia on Universal 3D.

Seems to me that there should NOT be any reason why color+ is not supported?

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16-02-2013 11:31 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Paul, thank you for your suggestion, it seems that some other 3d softare are using this format, I will transfer this helpful information to R&D and make some researching.

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23-12-2013 03:25 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi all Im having the same prob. 3d pdf is GREAT but the clients need to see the models and 3dpdf is the best way Ive been wating for colored part 3d pdf and background option....
also iges dot work in Maya have any of you guys tried that...

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23-12-2013 04:35 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi ZW,the visualisation tools in Zw are great and I hope more working is being done on expanding this capability.
IMO, the control of texture is a almost as good as any rendering tools I have seen.

I would love to see the 3D PDF support the texture mapping as applied in ZW then we would have a great communication capability.
Please advise me that 2014 has this.

Here is an example of a part that will be cast, zinc plated then machined in the bore and D&T. This amount of texture mapping and detail is good enough for most of my clients. If it the detail can travel with the 3D they would be delighted and so would I.
It is easy to set up the texture etc to look good enough.
(Would be even better to be able to save texture bundles and have them populate a library of custom textures.)

Zincplated example

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Now what is also needed is a light weight rapid render for screen shots so that we can produce good quality images after having set all the face attributes directly in ZW. Does POV Ray do this? I have never managed to figure it out!

Very keen to learn what 2014 improves in visualisation.
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23-12-2013 10:46 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Reply 6# mudcrab


Hi Paul, the latest new I heard that from R&D, probably 2014 official version will support exporting 3D PDF with color, it will not be later than 2014 SP version.

But it will not support texture attributes.

Thanks.

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23-12-2013 10:57 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Thanks William,
nearly there, SP1 perhaps for texture???
Would be very sad to miss such a great opportunity and leave all that lovely texture info behind. Most of the products I do are not shiny painted surfaces so texture is almost as important as colour for achieving realism.
Cheers - P
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