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    PDF Reader into UE4 Enterprise

    Hi there,
    ​​​​​​While many clients are asking about integrating pdf document reading directly into VR (BIM view or Training, products datasheets, signed documents), i would ask to enterprise section if it's possible in any way (not only conversion of tons of images) to render PDF stream.
    waiting for any idea.
    Last edited by FrankiePibbs; 10-31-2018, 04:45 AM.

    #2
    As a temporary alternative you can use the web browser inside a UMG, and use chrome built-in pdf visualization, so that you're seeing the pdf from a webpage.
    Never tested, but it should work with PDF, give it a shot
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      #3
      Yeah, we tried to understand if chromium cef embedded can render docunents such as PDF (i think it's present also a plugin called webui html+JSON) so is quite simple to add into...but I would like to understand if someone has already tried some procedures or if it can be implemented

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        #4
        I tried using it with youtube and a static html5, and it's almost perfect via UMG and UI...but for PDF I can only see a white page...hope i'm wrong with something...or I have to understand howto manage cef chromium inside ue4...

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          #5
          I just played with this a bit over the weekend. Using UMG and the web browser widget, I shared a cloud storage link to a .PDF and used that as the URL for the widget in-game.

          It displays like you would expect it to, but I'm not sure if we can get the resolution in VR to be able to read text at a comfortable distance. Going to try to mess with the PD a bit and see how it goes.

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            #6
            It's working to me too, both using Unreal UMG and BLUI, I scored better results using PDF.JS plugin: I dunno why the Chrome CEF randomly don't displays at all documents, while using mozilla JS Plugin, always works as expected.
            For the VR resolution, I think it's just to adopt better solutions while using it more and more...

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