Publishing PDF Documents. Acrobat3D now allows executives to publish secure digital documents containing interactive 3D [i3D] simulations. This allows the Acrobat Document Viewer or End-User to Immerse themselves in photoreal i3D visualizations.

Publishing i3D. Acrobat3D has two separate publishing environments as of Version 7.0.8; the standard one for the Acrobat Document Publishing, and a 3D development environment used for i3D Programming, 3D Animation, Lighting, Testing and Publishing.

Optimizing i3D. Unless you are willing to settle for PDF files with several Megabytes of filesize (difficult to download and attach), care must be given to optimize the i3D "scene" (3D data) within each i3D rich media imbedded inside the .PDF document page.

User Interfaces. When an i3D simulation is complex enough it may become necessary to craft a User Interface [UI] to help the end-user to navigate the possibilities in the 3D simulation. For instance, a 3D car could have animations available for it's doors, windows, sunroof, lights, wheels, stereo, seats, shifter, climate controls and so on, and a UI would help the user to see/trigger what product simulations were available.

Acrobat3D Programming. Acrobat 3D has it's own internal programming language, as does the Acrobat Pro 9 Publishing Software. This object-oriented language allows the creation of advanced simulations, clever user interface design, and the interfacing to other Acrobat 9 compatible technologies, such as XML, Flash, DV, SQL, JavaScript, XSLT and SOAP.