I respectfully disagree with you, I hate spam, and if I think it is, I would not post it.
I understand that you may not be interested, but many Blender users who want to be able to use Belnder to work with CAD Data, so they can create walkthroughs, animation or high quality rendered images using blender, for models coming from the different MCAD/CAD software
Or the ones, who need an efficient way to share their 3D designs with clients
The only problem is that you have to use Adobe Reader, a slow, bloated, buggy annoying piece of crap software if ever there was one.
Maybe this should have been put into the Other Software forum rather than news & discussion.
Its disadvantages include certain accessibility issues and frequently discovered security holes. Whether it’s installed on most computers or not doesn’t particularly matter either since Blender is small, customizable and doesn’t require an install in the first place.
I realize that Simlab Composer does other useful stuff, but the subject of this thread is about creating 3D PDF files. On on further digging, it looks like you can embed a Blender model into a PDF without having to buy anything at all.
The format that Adobe uses for 3D content inside of PDFs is “Universal 3D”.
If you follow the link above there is an open-source library available on sourceforge for writing U3D-formatted data. However, you don’t need to bother with it. Just export your model in any format that MeshLab can import… http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/
Then you can use MeshLab to export the model in U3D format. The creator of
the above PDF used pdfLATEX and the movie15 package to assemble it together.