# 3d model cannot be displayed (movie15, pdflatex)

I try to include a 3d model in a PDF file, but I get the error message: "A 3D data parsing error has occurred.", when I try to display it in Acrobat Reader 9.3 under Ubuntu 10.10.

I translated the tex file that you can find in the zip file under http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/U3D_support

I figure that there are the following error sources:

• U3D file is corrupt or incompatible
• the movie15 package is too old or incompatible
• the tex file does not use the right options

I am currently unable to create my own u3d files with MeshLab and I did not find any other example files on the internet.

I already "replaced" the movie15.sty that is inside the zip file with movie15.sty that is shipping with Ubuntu.

I would be very greatful if someone could point me in the right direction.

For your convinience the beginning of the tex file:

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[3D]{movie15}
\usepackage[UKenglish]{babel}
\begin{document}
\title{Embedding interactive 3D object in a PDF using MeshLab and U3D}
\author{Visual Computing Group - ISTI - CNR\\ \href{http://vcg.isti.cnr.it}{http://vcg.isti.cnr.it}}
\maketitle
\begin{center}
\includemovie[
poster,
toolbar, %same as controls'
label=lau.u3d,
text=(lau.u3d),
3Daac=60, 3Droll=0, 3Dc2c=0 745.639 0, 3Droo=745.639, 3Dcoo=22.607 -1618.68 -149.864,
3Drender=Wireframe
]{\linewidth}{\linewidth}{Laurana.u3d}
...
`
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The tag always defaults to {pdftex} even though I want to have {pdflatex}. Also, I had not enough reputation to create {u3d}. –  bjoernz Mar 18 '11 at 12:27
{pdftex} is by design, see the “discouraged tags” section in meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/302/our-set-of-tags –  Caramdir Mar 18 '11 at 17:55
Thanks, Caramdir, for clarifying. –  bjoernz Mar 19 '11 at 13:42