at the moment I'm trying to embed 3dpdf into my own Visual Basic Applications. It's working well - only one thing annoys me.
I'd like to only show the 3d Model without all the Toolbars, Sidebars, Modelhierachy and if possible even without any "rightclick" to prevent the user from changing anything but pan, rotate and scale! (it is possible to deactivate most of them manually - but that is not an option...)
How can this be achieved?
I'm don't think this is Visual Basic specific at all... Atm the PDF-File is embedded via COM - but there are no properties to get rid of the toolbars.
Can I control this behaviour directly from Acrobat when creating the files? (I dont own Acrobat - only using example files atm)
Thanks for your suggestions
PS: Here is a picture of the problem: I'd like to only show the model...
You can apply settings within Acrobat when creating or editing the PDF so the 3D model tree side pane is hidden by default, and the same with the 3D toolbar. However you cannot prevent the user from displaying them again via the right-click context menu, nor can you remove access to particular tools. In addition, if the user wishes they can force them to display (or not) irrespective of the setting within the PDF file, by changing their application preferences.
If you create the 3D-PDF programmatically, you can turn off the "3DI" flag (seehttp://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/PDF32000 _2008.pdf#page=512 ).
A sample PDF which demonstrates this is available at: http://www.microtype.com/showcase/3DAsst/TakeApart.pdf
Can you send an the FM example of the below TakeApart.pdf
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:21:32 -0600
Subject: Re: Getting rid of all Toolbars? Getting rid of all Toolbars?
If you create the 3D-PDF programmatically, you can turn off the "3DI" flag (see
A sample PDF which demonstrates this is available at: http://www.microtype.com/showcase/3DAsst/TakeApart.pdf[If the 3D-PDF is created in Acrobat: I looked for a corresponding setting in the 3D properties in Acrobat and was not able to find it in Acrobat 9 or X]