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jockstein
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Message 1 of 12 (766 Views)

3D model in a Powerpoint presentation

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03-28-2005 11:38 AM
Hi,

I have to give a Powerpoint presentation at the end of my Electro-Mechanical Engineering HND. In the presentation I intended placing a 3D drawing of my final design solution, and I was wondering if I could do this so that when the slide is activated the 3D model would do a 360 deg rotation. Can anyone please advise.

Cheers,

jockstein.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: 3D model in a Powerpoint presentation

03-28-2005 01:27 PM in reply to: jockstein
I think you are looking for something like this: http://www.document3d.com/products/pages3d.htm Powerpoint does not do that on it's own. -- Dean Saadallah Add-on products for LT http://www.pendean.com/lt --
*Mark Bottemiller
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Re: 3D model in a Powerpoint presentation

03-28-2005 02:40 PM in reply to: jockstein
Dean's idea sounds great, but would set you back $1600. If it doesn't have to be interactive, create an avi file of the 3d rotation and use the avi file in the powerpoint presentation. Mark Bottemiller "jockstein" wrote in message news:28621226.1112038745653.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > Hi, > > I have to give a Powerpoint presentation at the end of my > Electro-Mechanical Engineering HND. In the presentation I intended > placing a 3D drawing of my final design solution, and I was wondering if I > could do this so that when the slide is activated the 3D model would do a > 360 deg rotation. Can anyone please advise. > > Cheers, > > jockstein.
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JDMATHER
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Re: 3D model in a Powerpoint presentation

03-29-2005 06:42 AM in reply to: jockstein
What Autodesk viewer do you have installed?
Autodesk has had at least 3 viewers over the past couple of years. I believe it was VoloView Express that would allow you to use an AutoCAD solid in PowerPoint.
In PowerPoint see what viewer is listed as in the attached image (I use Inventor which allows 3D solid in PowerPoint through Autodesk DWF Viewer).
The dwf can be rotated, zoomed, shaded/wireframe all within PowerPoint.
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JDMATHER
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Re: 3D model in a Powerpoint presentation

03-29-2005 06:47 AM in reply to: jockstein
Here is a PowerPoint dwf created for Autodesk DWF Viewer. I will look around and see if I have an old one for the VoloView viewer.
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jockstein
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Re: 3D model in a Powerpoint presentation

04-12-2005 05:45 AM in reply to: jockstein
Hi,
I can't find the Autodesk viewer details to confirm them as you suggested. It is the Educational version of the Autocad 2004 software that is being used, does this matter?

Thanks,

Jockstein
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jockstein
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Re: 3D model in a Powerpoint presentation

04-12-2005 05:55 AM in reply to: jockstein
Hi Mark,

I have tried looking into creating an avi of the 3D Model but I have had no luck so far, even my lecturers have not been able to help me. Could you point me in the right direction please.

Cheers,

Jockstein
*Tracy Lincoln
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Re: 3D model in a Powerpoint presentation

04-12-2005 08:28 PM in reply to: jockstein
No, The DWF Viewer is a free download:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=4424149
--
Tracy W. Lincoln - TLConsulting
http://TLConsulting.blogspot.com/
Consulting, Design & Training Specialist
Autodesk Discussion Group Facilitator


wrote in message news:4811838@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Hi,
> I can't find the Autodesk viewer details to confirm them as you suggested.
It is the Educational version of the Autocad 2004 software that is being
used, does this matter?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jockstein
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JDMATHER
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Message 9 of 12 (766 Views)

Re: 3D model in a Powerpoint presentation

04-13-2005 01:42 PM in reply to: jockstein
I know that I had used a 3D image in PowerPoint years ago with rotate and zoom. Now that I think about it I believe VoloView would read a 3D dwg file. So I guess it wasn't dwf but the functionality was the same.
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jockstein
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Message 10 of 12 (766 Views)

Re: 3D model in a Powerpoint presentation

04-17-2005 01:48 PM in reply to: jockstein
Hi,
Thank you for the advice, I have been able to embed one of my 3D drawings into the powerpoint, but on the viewer the model is only seen in 2d, with no orbit facility availiable. I'am running out of time, have you any ideas where I might have gone wrong?

Cheers,

jockstein.
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