Date: Aug 17, 2013 1:59 AM
Author: emammendes@gmail.com
Subject: Re: fyi, making animation into PDF file from images genenerated by Mathematica

I am afraid that I do not know any way to get this to work with Preview. 

Every time I need some animation on a pdf slide I use Acrobat for opening the resulting file.

Please let me know if you come across a solution.

Cheers

Ed

On Aug 16, 2013, at 11:32 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu> wrote:

> Oh, yes, I used the default MacTeX viewer for the pdf, namely, the OS X Preview. Which is what, I imagine, most Mac users would use when viewing any pdf, whether one generated from TeX or not.
>
> It does work as expected when I view the pdf in Acrobat Reader.
>
> Any way to get this to work with Preview, too?
>
> On Aug 16, 2013, at 9:02 AM, Eduardo M. A. M. Mendes <emammendes@gmail.com> wrote:
>

>> Hi there
>>
>> It worked on my mac pro.
>>
>> I guess you have used preview instead of Acrobat Reader. Am I right?
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Ed
>>
>>
>> On Aug 16, 2013, at 8:07 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu> wrote:
>>

>>> I just tried this under Mac OS X (adjusting the Export statement accordingly, of course). And after importing the xd3 into MeshLab then exporting it as a u3d, when i run the LaTeX file in pdflatex, I get a totally blank page.
>>>
>>> On Jun 6, 2013, at 11:18 PM, RBaillie <bobbaillie@frii.com> wrote:
>>>

>>>> Nice!
>>>>
>>>> You can also create a pdf file with a 3D object that you can
>>>> interactively rotate with your mouse.
>>>>
>>>> Here's how. First, create the Mathematica object:
>>>>
>>>> superSphere = ContourPlot3D[x^4 + y^4 + z^4 == 1,
>>>> {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, {z, -1, 1}, Mesh->False];
>>>> Export["C:\\junk\\supersphere.x3d", superSphere]
>>>>
>>>> Second, import the x3d file into the free software MeshLab, then
>>>> export it as a u3d file.
>>>>
>>>> Third, use the media 9 LaTeX package to import the u3d file into pdf:
>>>>
>>>> \usepackage[english]{babel}
>>>> \usepackage{media9}
>>>>
>>>> \includemedia[
>>>> width=0.9\linewidth, height=0.9\linewidth,
>>>> activate=pageopen,
>>>> 3Dmenu,
>>>> 3Daac=60.0, 3Droll=0.0, 3Dc2c=10.0 -3.0 10.0,
>>>> 3Droo=3.0, 3Dcoo=0.0 0.0 0.0,
>>>> 3Dlights=CAD, % display object without artificial colors
>>>> %3Dlights=Primary, % colorize monochrome objects with R, G, B lights
>>>> 3Drender=SolidWireframe
>>>> ]{}
>>>> {supersphere.u3d}
>>>>
>>>> Note: if the object looks inside out, you will have to go back into
>>>> MeshLab and reverse the object's normals, then re-export it.

>>>
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> Murray Eisenberg

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