3D PDF as a tool for interactive and intuitive imaging

Data sharing of big 3D data between industrial partners or research groups is often complicated. It usually requires specialised software and big computing capacity. Researchers from our laboratory created a manual how to create an interactive and intuitive 3D PDF document that can be opened on almost every computer. It allows visualisation of 3D structures, its rotation, magnification or change of opacity of individual parts. This work was done in cooperation with biologists from Institut Pasteur (Paris, France), Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) and Medical University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria). Specifically, it deals with imaging of anatomical structures in mouse embryo’s head. However, described procedure can be applied also on 3D objects from various fields or data gained by other imaging techniques capable of 3D imaging. Publication was printed this month in prestigous journal Scientific Reports and it is another example of effective cooperation between life and material sciences at our institution.

The publication can be found here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-51180-2.