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Creating Interactive 3D PDFs with Acrobat 3D and the Right Hemisphere PDF Publishing Module

Steps 22-29


  1. Select the object or objects that you want to animate by Ctrl Clicking the objects in the Viewport. With the objects selected that you wish to animate Right Click > Select > Tools >Move Pivot to Object Center. This is just a good habit when learning to animate objects in 3D especially if you are going to rotate an object.

Translation tool button.

  1. Select > Move Tool from the CAD Tools toolbar.


  1. Select > Edit Keyframes Tool from the CAD Tools toolbar. ALERT! 3D Toolkit is now recording object movement and creating animation keyframes. The Animation Time/Frame Slider will now be red to indicate that the Edit Keyframes Tool is active.


  1. Move the Time/Frame Slider from 0 to 1 second on the Animation Control toolbar.

Sequence end position.

  1. Move your mouse over the 3D object X,Y,Z axis handles until the object axis that you want to animate turns yellow. Click > Drag object/objects along axis using Move tool to final position at 1 second.
  2. Select > Edit Keyframe Tool from the CAD Tools toolbar to deactivate recording of the keyframe animation.
  3. Select > Forward button on Animation Control toolbar to view the Step 1 -- Sequence animation.
  4. Change the current Sequence to Step 2 -- Sequence by Left Click > Small Arrow > Select > Sequences > Select > Step 2 -- Sequence.

Sequence menu.

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