[3dem] PDF with 3D models
mc3077 at columbia.edu
Thu May 22 08:39:06 PDT 2008
Indeed you can do a File > Export Scene with Chimera, hoping that one of
the formats are recognized by Acrobat 3D.
You bring in an interesting question with these 3D illustrations; they
would be very useful for a screen display. But what about the paper
version? Once printed, you loose the benefit of the 3D, but I guess you
can choose the orientation or display you want to print. Then, the paper
version maybe still needs to be completed by supplemental material...
> I see Adobe Acrobat 3D ($699) can be used to create 3D PDF files.
> Chimera can export VRML scene files that can potentially be imported
> in Acrobat 3D, so that might be a way to convert map representations.
> However, I would think that the files will be big (VRML files of map
> isosurfaces are typically tens of megabytes).
> On May 22, 2008, at 10:18 AM, Eduardo Sanz-Garcia wrote:
>> Today, I was reading a correspondence in Nature
>> that talks about the PDF capabilities of displaying 3D models. It is
>> possible to rotate, and zoom in and out the 3D model from inside the
>> PDF viewer (you can see some examples here:
>> I was wondering if there is any cryo-EM package that allows to save
>> 3D models in PDF format. I don't know if this is even possible. Maybe
>> too many vertex are necessary to represent accurately a cryo-EM
>> isosurface, and the final PDF file would be too big. How about atomic
>> coordinate models?
>> I would like to open a discussion about the usefulness of this
>> concept in our field. Would you like to read a paper and be able to
>> rotate, zoom in/out the figures (I don't even know if there is
>> possible to include several 3D model in the same PDF and along with
>> normal test). I know that cryo-EM models and PDB files are always
>> included as a supplemental material, but sometimes it is difficult to
>> display the same area, you lose coloring, labels, etc. Superfluous,
>> necessary, imposible, the future? The end of stereographic images?
>> More work for authors?
>> Your comments...
>> 3dem mailing list
>> 3dem at ncmir.ucsd.edu
> Bernard Heymann
> Rm 1515, 50 South Dr, NIH, Bethesda, 20892-8025
> Tel 301-451-8241, Fax 301-480-7629
> 3dem mailing list
> 3dem at ncmir.ucsd.edu
Magali Cottevieille, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics,
630 W 168th St, P&S Black Building 2-221
New York, NY 10032
Ph: (+1) 212-305-9521
Fax: (+1) 212-305-9500
Email: mc3077 at columbia.edu
magali.cottevieille at gmail.com
More information about the 3dem