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Convert OBJ to PDF via Java

OBJ to PDF conversion using Java library without any 3D modeling software.

How to Convert OBJ to PDF Using Java

In order to render OBJ to PDF, we’ll use

Aspose.3D for Java

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use conversion API for Java platform. You can download its latest version directly from

Aspose Maven Repository

and install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.

Repository


<repository>
<id>AsposeJavaAPI</id>
<name>Aspose Java API</name>
<url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url>
</repository>

Dependency

<dependency>
<groupId>com.aspose</groupId>
<artifactId>aspose-3d</artifactId>
<version>version of aspose-3d API</version>
<classifier>jdk17</classifier>
</dependency>

Steps to Convert OBJ to PDF via Java

Java programmers can easily convert OBJ file to PDF in just a few lines of code.

  1. Load OBJ file via the constructor of Scene class
  2. Create an instance of PdfSaveOptions
  3. Set PDF specific properties for advanced conversion
  4. Call Scene.save method
  5. Pass the output path with PDF file extension & object of PdfSaveOptions

System Requirements

Before running the Java conversion code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with Java Runtime Environment for JSP/JSF Application and Desktop Applications.
  • Get latest version of Aspose.3D for Java directly from Maven.
  • Java 3D Scene Manipulation Library

    Aspose.3D is a CAD and Gameware API to load, modify and convert 3D files. API is a standalone and does not require any any 3D modeling or rendering software. One can easily use API for Discreet3DS, WavefrontOBJ, STL (ASCII, Binary), Universal3D, FBX (ASCII, Binary), Collada, glTF, PLY, GLB, DirectX and more formats.

    OBJ What is OBJ File Format

    OBJ files are used by Wavefront's Advanced Visualizer application to define and store the geometric objects. Backward and forward transmission of geometric data is made possible through OBJ files. Both polygonal geometry like points, lines, texture vertices, faces and free-form geometry (curves and surfaces) are supported by OBJ format. This format does not support animation or information related to light and position of scenes. An OBJ file is usually an end product of the 3D modeling process generated by a CAD (Computer Aided Design). The default order to store vertices is counter-clockwise avoiding explicit declaration of face normals. Though OBJ files declare scale information in a comment line yet no units have been declared for OBJ coordinates.

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    PDF What is PDF File Format

    Portable Document Format (PDF) is a type of document created by Adobe back in 1990s. The purpose of this file format was to introduce a standard for representation of documents and other reference material in a format that is independent of application software, hardware as well as Operating System. PDF files can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader/Writer as well in most modern browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox via extensions/plug-ins. Most of the commercially available software suites also offer conversion of their documents to PDF file format without the requirement of any additional software component. Thus, PDF file format has full capability to contain information like text, images, hyperlinks, form-fields, rich media, digital signatures, attachments, metadata, Geospatial features and 3D objects in it that can become as part of source document.

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    Other Supported Conversions

    You can also convert OBJ into many other file formats including few listed below.

    OBJ TO 3DS (3D Studio DOS Mesh)
    OBJ TO AMF (Additive Manufacturing Format)
    OBJ TO ASE (2D Animation File)
    OBJ TO DAE (Digital Asset Exchange)
    OBJ TO FBX (3D Format)
    OBJ TO GLTF (GL Transmission Format)
    OBJ TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    OBJ TO OBJ (3D File Format)
    OBJ TO PLY (Polygon File Format)
    OBJ TO RVM (AVEVA Plant Design Model)
    OBJ TO STL (Interchangeable 3D Surface Geometry)
    OBJ TO U3D (Universal 3D)