I´m running Creo 2.0 M090 and it´s not possible to generate 3D-PDF with colored surfaces.
We use 3D-PDF to discuss the products with our customers. They all have different OS and don´t want to install software to view the files. 3D-PDF fits fine to this requirement. The only bad thing is that the surface colors are not viewable in the 3D-PDF.
We don’t need the surface colors to make funny rainbow colored stuff, it´s all about technical criteria. For example see the picture below:
The opportunity to use colored surfaces in 3D-PDF direct from a future Creo release would bring us a great benefit in communication with our customers!
By the way: We changed to Creo 2.0 from Creo/elements direct and there we got this opportunity.