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Creating custom 3D PDF templates inside Acrobat 3D with Right Hemisphere's PDF Publishing and PMI Modules

Required software and Steps 1-2

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The software tools need to create this tutorial are:

  • Adobe Acrobat 3D.
  • Right Hemisphere's PDF Publishing Module.
  • Adobe Reader 7.07+ for viewing (only required for those without Acrobat 3D).

There are three main software components which shipped with Acrobat 3D:

  • Adobe Acrobat 3D
  • Adobe 3D Toolkit
  • Adobe LiveCycle Designer

To create this interactive 3D PDF we are going to focus primarily on the 3D Toolkit, Adobe LiveCycle Designer and the Right Hemisphere PDF Publishing Module, which is a plug-in to 3D Toolkit. Before we start, let's review some basic 3D navigation instructions:

  • Rotate = Left Mouse Button Down & Drag
  • Zoom = Right Mouse Button Down & Drag
  • Pan = Left & Right Mouse Button Down & Drag
  1. Launch 3D Toolkit, and using the standard Windows Explorer interface, browse and locate the supplied demo .RH file Select > Messerschmitt_KR-200_v1.0.rh.

Locating the RH file in Adobe 3D Toolkit.

  1. Right Click in the Menu area and Select > Steps.

Select 'Steps'.

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