Astronomers, publishers and computing experts claimed a "significant milestone" in the New Year's Day edition of heavyweight boffinry journal Nature, saying it is "the first time a major scientific journal has used a 3-D PDF of graphics in an article". The 3D pdf format, which can be displayed by any computer with up-to-date …
It's a 3-D object in a PDF! Fun! And you actually made me install a new Adobe Reader in order to see it!
If being 3 months later is first...
Spare me the hyperbole... Nautre were nowhere near being first for this:
Trends in Biochemical Sciences, ***Sept 2008***, Kumar et al. Grasping molecular structures through publication-integrated 3D models.
Currently available as a free download from http://www.cell.com/trends/biochemical-sciences/ as their featured article.
If I recall correctly, another journal might have published a 3D PDF at a similar time too, perhaps slightly earlier.
Spare me a thought someone.
Is it worth changing from Foxit Reader for something I am never going to pay Nature to read?
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"...sounding a death knell no doubt for publications like this one still struggling to get to grips with 2D graphics."
You have graphics?
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