ID #1308

Can I use Live 3D CX to create a PDF out of a model with transparent parts?

Browsers handle Live 3D files better than Adobe Reader does.

Adobe's handling of 3D, and transparency in particular, is quite limited. Adobe Reader does not correctly sort translucent triangles back-to-front when rendering. This is a known problem in Reader since version 7.0, which Adobe has not fixed.

So, you will not be able to produce a PDF with transparency/translucency that will look as good as it does in a browser window.

Here are a couple of things that you can try when preparing a 3D model for PDF output:

- Avoid having meshes in your model that are too close together, this can interfere with the way the way it renders, especially in a PDF.

- Try to design the model so that transparent surfaces can never overlap visually.

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