{"title":"Creating Templates for Publisher3D with Pages3D","slug":"creating-templates-for-publisher3d-with-pages3d","body":"[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Creating a Template in Pages3D\"\n}\n[/block]\nPages3D is a full 3D capable authoring environment.  Pages3D allows you to create complete multi page documents complete with interactive 3D views and other interactive elements.  To create a template with Pages3D you are really just creating a regular Page3D document and saving it as a template.\n\n#Customizing an existing Publisher3D template\nTo create a custom template that is based on a stock Publisher3D template:\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"success\",\n  \"title\": \"Customize an existing Template\",\n  \"body\": \"- Run Pages3D\\n- Select “New From Template”\\n- Select the “Publisher3D” Category\\n- Select one of the template packages\\n- Use the left and right buttons under the template page preview to find the Page Template that you want\\n- Select the “Use This Page Only” Text box\\n- Press Next\\n- Press Browse and select a 3D model to work with.  Note: The 3D Model will NOT be included as part of the template, but loading a 3D model is necessary to make sure that all components are working correctly and for capturing an attractive template image.\\n- Press Finish\"\n}\n[/block]\nThis will create a single page document in Pages3D.  You can make your changes to the template, then save it as a custom Share3D PDF template as described below.\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Supported Pages3D Features\"\n}\n[/block]\nOne important thing to remember when creating templates for Publisher3D is that only a particular subset of Pages3D Features is supported in Publisher3D.  The features are listed below.\n- All Shapes and Lines\n- Images\n- Text Boxes\n- Text Fields\n- 3D Orbit View\n- Illustration Table\n- Illustration Text\n-  Actions (Illustration Change, Play Storyboard, Change View Mode)\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Saving a Template for Publisher3D\"\n}\n[/block]\nTemplates for Publisher3D are saved as .QST (QuadriSpace Template) files.  QST files are also used for defining templates for use in Pages3D.  QST files must be marked as Publisher3D enabled when creating the QST file.  A QST file consists of a set of pages.  In Publisher3D, each page will define a separate template.  Note that QST files do NOT save the 3D model but do save an image of the page with the current 3D model visible.\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"success\",\n  \"title\": \"Save a Template for use in Publisher3D from Pages3D\",\n  \"body\": \"- Select Application Menu - > Save As -> QuadriSpace Template\\n- On the File Save Dialog, you MUST set the Template Type to Share3D PDF Template.  If this is not correctly set, then Share3D will ignore the template file.\\n- Enter the Template Name and Description (This is a name for the template library group, see the information on Page Names above)\\n- It is recommend that you change directories to the default Publisher3D user template location by moving up one directory and selecting the Publisher3D directory.  If you save to this directory then the template will automatically be available the next time you run Publisher3D on this computer.  If you do not save to this location, please see the section on adding templates to Share3D PDF.\\n- Enter the filename and press Save.\"\n}\n[/block]\nNote that Pages3D will create a thumbnail for each page in the template.  While doing this, Pages3D will visibly change between each page in the document.  Please do not iconize or place another program on top of Pages3D during this process.  Doing so may result in bad template icons.\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Adding Templates to Publisher3D\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"success\",\n  \"title\": \"Import a Custom Template into Publisher3D\",\n  \"body\": \"- To import custom templates into Publisher3D, users can select the Publish Ribbon, click on the pull-down arrow next to the Template gallery and then select the option “Import Templates…” This will bring up a browse dialog so the specific QST can be selected.\\n- Once the QST is imported, each individual page in the QST will appear as a template choice in the Template Gallery.\"\n}\n[/block]\nNote that QST Files must be tagged as Publisher3D Templates when saving them in Pages3D or they will be ignored by Publisher3D.","_id":"55b6e9cc6127b125003645a2","__v":0,"project":"55b41741c8f1ca1700e5e194","tags":[],"user":{"name":"QuadriSpace Team","username":"","_id":"55a6dc0c112cf20d003a3196"},"createdAt":"2015-07-28T02:32:44.149Z","changelog":[],"metadata":{"title":"","description":"","image":[]}}

Creating Templates for Publisher3D with Pages3D


[block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Creating a Template in Pages3D" } [/block] Pages3D is a full 3D capable authoring environment. Pages3D allows you to create complete multi page documents complete with interactive 3D views and other interactive elements. To create a template with Pages3D you are really just creating a regular Page3D document and saving it as a template. #Customizing an existing Publisher3D template To create a custom template that is based on a stock Publisher3D template: [block:callout] { "type": "success", "title": "Customize an existing Template", "body": "- Run Pages3D\n- Select “New From Template”\n- Select the “Publisher3D” Category\n- Select one of the template packages\n- Use the left and right buttons under the template page preview to find the Page Template that you want\n- Select the “Use This Page Only” Text box\n- Press Next\n- Press Browse and select a 3D model to work with. Note: The 3D Model will NOT be included as part of the template, but loading a 3D model is necessary to make sure that all components are working correctly and for capturing an attractive template image.\n- Press Finish" } [/block] This will create a single page document in Pages3D. You can make your changes to the template, then save it as a custom Share3D PDF template as described below. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Supported Pages3D Features" } [/block] One important thing to remember when creating templates for Publisher3D is that only a particular subset of Pages3D Features is supported in Publisher3D. The features are listed below. - All Shapes and Lines - Images - Text Boxes - Text Fields - 3D Orbit View - Illustration Table - Illustration Text - Actions (Illustration Change, Play Storyboard, Change View Mode) [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Saving a Template for Publisher3D" } [/block] Templates for Publisher3D are saved as .QST (QuadriSpace Template) files. QST files are also used for defining templates for use in Pages3D. QST files must be marked as Publisher3D enabled when creating the QST file. A QST file consists of a set of pages. In Publisher3D, each page will define a separate template. Note that QST files do NOT save the 3D model but do save an image of the page with the current 3D model visible. [block:callout] { "type": "success", "title": "Save a Template for use in Publisher3D from Pages3D", "body": "- Select Application Menu - > Save As -> QuadriSpace Template\n- On the File Save Dialog, you MUST set the Template Type to Share3D PDF Template. If this is not correctly set, then Share3D will ignore the template file.\n- Enter the Template Name and Description (This is a name for the template library group, see the information on Page Names above)\n- It is recommend that you change directories to the default Publisher3D user template location by moving up one directory and selecting the Publisher3D directory. If you save to this directory then the template will automatically be available the next time you run Publisher3D on this computer. If you do not save to this location, please see the section on adding templates to Share3D PDF.\n- Enter the filename and press Save." } [/block] Note that Pages3D will create a thumbnail for each page in the template. While doing this, Pages3D will visibly change between each page in the document. Please do not iconize or place another program on top of Pages3D during this process. Doing so may result in bad template icons. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Adding Templates to Publisher3D" } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "success", "title": "Import a Custom Template into Publisher3D", "body": "- To import custom templates into Publisher3D, users can select the Publish Ribbon, click on the pull-down arrow next to the Template gallery and then select the option “Import Templates…” This will bring up a browse dialog so the specific QST can be selected.\n- Once the QST is imported, each individual page in the QST will appear as a template choice in the Template Gallery." } [/block] Note that QST Files must be tagged as Publisher3D Templates when saving them in Pages3D or they will be ignored by Publisher3D.