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

Steps 22-26


  1. Drag and Drop > Four Step Named Button's Designer Objects onto the form placing above the Step Description Field, but below the 3D window from Left to Right. These preprogrammed buttons will interact with the 3D scene to change the Step Camera Views and the display of the Step Description text for each Step Name. If we had attached animation sequences to the Steps in 3D Toolkit, these buttons would also trigger the animations.
  2. Select the text "Step Name" in each button and rename them to match the Step Names in the supplied sample file Messerschmitt_KR-200_v1.0.rh which we reviewed in 3D Toolkit. The names of the Steps are Introduction, Seating Capacity, Powertrain and Fuel Economy. These buttons are case sensitive so make sure they match exactly what is contained in the sample file. The name in each button is the magic which powers the preprogrammed JavaScript to change the Step Camera View and Step Description and Step Metadata.
  3. Shift Select all four Step Name buttons and Click on the Objects Tab > Select > Appearance Drop Down > Raised Border.

Renamed buttons.

  1. Drag and Drop > Step Metadata Designer Object onto the form placing the text field to the right of the Step Description Designer Object. Select the text "Step Metadata" and retype the metadata key which if you recall is "Facts:"

Step Metadata object.

  1. Use the handles on all the objects in the form to quickly resize the objects on the page and or click on the objects to move them into the final position.

Final layout.

Now we need to save this form as a PDF Template which the PDF Publishing Module will use during runtime to populate the 3D Scene and Step data.

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