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PDFs can contain embedded U3D objects.

See this one for example - http://www.carare.eu/eng/content/download/2601/20492/version/1/file/Castle_of_Bouvignes_Belgium_landscape.pdf

Is there a way to extract the .U3D object from a PDF so that it can be viewed and edited in another program?

I've tried opening the PDF in Acroread - it renders the 3D object, but there's no way to export it.

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PDFedit doesn't seem to have any support.

Would be very handy if it were Linux command line - but that's not essential.

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