PDF3D® Enhances OpenSceneGraph Applications

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PDF3D® toolkit Includes Advanced Multi-platform OpenSceneGraph Integration for Technical Publishing.

The PDF3D® software development toolkit from Visual Technology Services includes multi-platform integration for OpenSceneGraph 3.x applications. Systems using interactive high performance OpenSceneGraph-based applications can integrate PDF3D (http://www.pdf3d.com), capturing live models to interactive 3D PDF documents. Sharing and distributing interactive documents improves collaboration, communication and effectiveness of distributed teams. These documents let anyone with the free Adobe® Reader easily rotate, pan, zoom, select parts, review annotations, and play back animation without access to the originating application.

Sequences of files using database loaders are used to create 3D flip-book movies with playback controls embedded in the PDF page. The commercially-licensed OpenSceneGraph PDF3D export is available as a toolkit for interactive applications, server-based conversions, or within the PDF3DReportGen desktop application. Development environments include Microsoft® Windows Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010, Linux and Apple MacOSX®. Assembly part dimensioning annotations (PMI) and view selection part-level visibility enhance the technical information content for reporting documentation. Large models benefit from highly compressed ISO-24517-1:2008 PDF/Engineering PRC encoding methods and 64-bit support.

The OpenSceneGraph 3.x system (http://www.openscenegraph.org) is an open-source high performance 3D graphics toolkit, used by application developers in fields such as visual flight simulation, space, Oil & Gas exploration, games, virtual reality, scientific visualization and modeling. Written entirely in C++ & OpenGL, the high-performance design can handle high frame rates, complex scenes and custom interactions. The 3D graphics database loaders support dozens of common graphics file formats. With over 2000 users and developers contributing to the OpenSceneGraph community, it is currently used as the basis for many commercial and open-source applications. The PDF3D integration with OpenSceneGraph is currently deployed in a number of commercial applications.

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PDF3D (http://www.pdf3d.com) is an innovative independent 3D technical publishing technology for 3D models viewable in PDF documents. Covering a wide range of applications from geospatial, geology, aerospace, architecture, product packaging, and online sales & marketing, PDF3D makes it practical to distribute interactive 3D documents to everyone with the free Adobe Reader.

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