How do I create U3d Files?

New Here ,
Apr 25, 2008 Apr 25, 2008

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Is it possible to create u3d files within Acrobat3D?

I would like to include 3D elements in my PDF training documentation. I have looked into this a little and it seems the only 3D application that export (converts) to u3d is Right Hemisphere. Is this correct and does this mean I need to spend $500 to do this?

It seems a little weak.

Thanks in advance.
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Apr 25, 2008 Apr 25, 2008

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Hi Nick,

You don't have to have a U3D file to create 3D PDF. There are many supported 3D file types. U3D is just one of them. For a list of supported file types, go to:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat3d/supportedformats/

Acrobat 3D will convert a supported 3D file type to either U3D or PRC upon conversion into the PDF.

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Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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Link is broken, and Acrobat doens't have the auto convert function any more 😞

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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There was a plugin for Acrobat Pro provided by Tetra4D, I don't know if it still exists:

https://tetra4d.com/products-2/

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New Here ,
Apr 25, 2008 Apr 25, 2008

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Hi Thanks for the reply.

Sorry for the lame post. I have just done a test with a .obj and imports no problem. That will teach me to take someone else's word for it.

Thanks again.

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New Here ,
Mar 24, 2011 Mar 24, 2011

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I have found a free 3D application "MeshLab"

With Meshlab you can convert many 3D formats in the famous .U3D format !

http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/

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LEGEND ,
Mar 05, 2014 Mar 05, 2014

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I realize this is an old thread. But since acrobat pro supports 3d objects, the only way I found to use u3d files is to use photoshop CS5, that format was removed for CS6 and CC I don't know why, you would think they would have kept it, until acrobat supported other formats.

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