Dynamic Media lets you upload, manage, view, and deliver 3D assets as immersive experiences.
There is no additional installation required to use 3D assets in Dynamic Media.
Dynamic Media supports the following 3D file formats.
See also 3D formats supported
|3D file extension||File format||MIME type||Notes|
|GLB||Binary GL Transmission||model/gltf-binary||Includes the materials and textures as a single asset.|
|OBJ||WaveFront 3D Object File||application/x-tgif|
|USDZ||Universal Scene Description Zip archive||model/vnd.usdz+zip||Support for ingestion only; no viewing or interaction is available. USDZ is a proprietary 3D format that can be viewed natively by Safari or iOS.|
The following step-by-step workflow description is designed to help you get up and running quickly with 3D assets in Dynamic Media.
Before you work with 3D assets in Dynamic Media, make sure that your Experience Manager administrator has already enabled and configured Dynamic Media Cloud Services.
Upload 3D assets
Manage 3D assets
Publish 3D assets
This section describes how to view and interact with 3D assets two different ways: from within the asset details page and from within the 3D Media component in Sites.
The interactive 3D viewer includes, among other things, a collection of interactive camera controls that let you orbit, zoom, and pan the 3D asset.
The time it takes to open a 3D asset in the Asset Details page view depends on several factors. These factors include such things as the following:
In addition, the capabilities of the client computer-such as a workstation, notebook, or mobile touch device-are also important to consider when you manipulate the camera interactively. A reasonably powerful system with good graphics capabilities can make the interactive 3D viewing experience smoother and more favorable.
You can open the Dimensional viewer preset in the Viewer Preset Editor to practice navigating a 3D asset without the need to first upload any 3D files. The Dimensional viewer preset has a built-in 3D asset for you to interact with.
To view and interact with a 3D asset from the asset details page
Make sure you have uploaded 3D assets into Experience Manager.
From Experience Manager, on the Navigation page, tap Assets > Files.
Near the upper-right corner of the page, from the View drop-down list, tap Card View.
Navigate to a 3D asset that you want to view.
To open the asset in the Details page, tap the card of the 3D asset.
On the Details page for the 3D asset, do any of the following:
In the upper-right corner of the page, tap Close to return to the Assets page.
When a web page is in Edit mode, no interaction is possible with a 3D asset. To make the asset interactive, you can use the Preview feature to view the web page in the page editor with full access to the functionality of the 3D Media component.
To view and interact with a 3D asset inside a 3D Media component
While a web page is in Edit mode, do either one of the following:
/editor.htmlfrom the page URL in the browser.
A fully interactive 3D asset as displayed in Preview mode.
While in Preview mode, do any of the following:
Dynamic Media includes a Dynamic Media 3D Media component that you can use in Experience Manager Sites to enable interactive viewing of 3D models on your web pages.
Navigate to Tools > General > Templates.
Navigate to the page template that you want to enable the 3D component in and select the template.
To open the template, tap Edit.
Near the upper right of the page, in the drop-down menu, select Structure mode, if it is not already active.
To select an empty area and open its associated toolbar, tap the empty area in the Layout Container region.
On the toolbar, tap the Policy icon to open the Policy Editor.
In the Properties section, under the Allowed Components tab, scroll to Dynamic Media, then expand the list and check 3D Media.
Tap Done to save the changes and close the Policy Editor.
You can now place the Dynamic Media 3D Media component on all pages that use this template.
If you are using Experience Manager as your web content management system, you can add 3D assets to your web pages by way of the 3D Media component.
See also Adding Dynamic Media assets to pages.
Open Experience Manager Sites and select the web page to which you want to add the Dynamic Media 3D Media component.
To open the page into the page editor, tap the Edit (pencil) icon. Make sure that Edit mode is selected near the upper right of page.
On the toolbar, tap the Side Panel icon to toggle or “turn on” the display of the panel.
In the side panel, tap the plus sign icon to open the Components list.
Drag the 3D Media component from the Components list to the location on the page where you want the 3D viewer to appear.
You are now ready to assign a 3D asset to the component.
In the Experience Manager Sites page editor, select the 3D Media Viewer component that you previously added to the page.
To open the component configuration dialog box, tap the Configuration icon (wrench).
In the 3D Media dialog box, from the Viewer Preset drop-down list, select Dimensional to assign the Dimensional viewer preset to the component.
In the upper-right corner, tap the check mark to save your changes.
After you have added a 3D Media component to a web page, you can assign a 3D asset to it.
In the Experience Manager Sites page editor, click the Assets icon to open Assets in the side panel.
In the drop-down list, select 3D to show only 3D asset file types.
In the side panel, search for or scroll to the 3D asset that you want to view on the page being edited.
Drag the 3D asset from the Assets side panel and drop it onto the 3D Media component that you previously added to the page.
While a web page is in the Experience Manager Sites Edit mode, the 3D Media component displays the 3D asset but no interaction with the asset is possible. To make the asset interactive, you can use the Preview feature to view the web page in the page editor with full access to the functionality of the 3D Media component.
Dynamic Media accepts various 3D file formats that are supported as static content in Dynamic Media. Static content means that you can upload and published 3D assets, but there is no support for dynamic imaging or image refitting that is associated with the 3D asset. The reason is because Dynamic Media Imaging Server does not recognize 3D formats. As such, after you publish a 3D asset in Dynamic Media, you have an instant URL that you can copy. The URL for the 3D asset follows the usual Dynamic Media URL structure. However, you cannot edit any parameters in the asset’s URL, unlike traditional image assets in Dynamic Media.
See also Obtaining a URL for a static asset.
In the Card View, a small globe icon appears directly below an asset’s name and to the left of its date and time to indicate that it is published. In the List View, a Published column indicates which assets are published or which are not.
If you are using Experience Manager as your WCM, use this publishing method to add the Dynamic Media 3D assets directly on your web page.
See also Publishing Dynamic Media assets.
See also Publishing Pages.
To publish static Dynamic Media 3D assets
Open a 3D asset (GLB, OBJ, or STL file format) to view it in the Details page.
On the toolbar, tap Quick Publish.
Tap Close to exit the dialog box and return to the asset details page.
From the drop-down list to the left of the 3D asset’s file name, tap Renditions.
Tap original. When a 3D asset is published (or “activated”), the URL button appears near the bottom-left corner of the page if all the following 3D asset conditions are met:
To display the 3D asset’s direct production URL which you can copy and use on web pages, tap URL.
Use the following two methods for publishing Dynamic Media 3D assets if you are not using Experience Manager as your WCM.
URL – Use URL if you are using a third-party web content management system and you want to link Dynamic Media 3D assets to your web pages using the Dimensional viewer.
Embed – Use Embed when you want to view a Dynamic Media 3D asset embedded on a web page using the Dimensional viewer. You copy the embed code to the clipboard so you can paste it in your web pages. Editing of the code is not permitted in the Embed dialog box.