July 2019 Release of Adobe Dimension Makes It Easier to Showcase Your 3D Designs and Streamline Your Workflow
by David Lloyd
posted on 07-16-2019
Our latest release of Adobe Dimension brings some exciting new developments with new features that not only help you design in 3D easier, but also showcase that work in new ways. If you’re new to the tool, Adobe Dimension empowers design and marketing teams to compose, adjust, and render high-quality, photorealistic images. It’s designed to help you visualize your 2D designs in 3D easily, taking your work to a new… well, dimension. You can even create a whole new form of abstract art. Read on for details on everything new in this release of Adobe Dimension, and learn more about how it can be used as a dynamic communication tool, as well.
Embed Dimension in your online portfolio: Communicate in full clarity with 3D
Whether you’re a graphic designer using Dimension to visualize your 2D work seamlessly in 3D, or a 3D artist looking to display your art, you’re now able to showcase your Dimension work in an exciting new way. In this latest release of Dimension, you’re able to fully embed, integrate, and publish your designs on websites, like Behance. This gives you the opportunity to add a completely new medium to your online art portfolio, create a virtualized ‘showroom’ of products, or create more engaging marketing content for an event you’re organizing. It can be a delightful surprise how much people are hypnotized by moving around your design in 3D, seeing the lighting react and change.
New to Dimension: Align & Distribute
This latest release of Adobe Dimension introduces another new feature, Align & Distribute, which allows you to lay out and adjust the placement of objects quickly and precisely. With the new Align & Distribute action you can instantly configure how multiple objects are arranged together, including setting even spacing between them or aligning the edges. You can interact with the action widget in real time, making it fast and easy to make precise adjustments. This will help ensure your scenes never looked disjointed or cluttered.
Imagine you’ve created a scene with seven branded objects, but the scene looks messy and lacks cohesion in the arrangement. Any designer or artist knows the negative space between items can be just as important as the items themselves. Align & Distribute gives you the ability to make those layout adjustments when they’re desired and without painful manual manipulation. These align and distribute automations are especially important in 3D environments; they can save even more time as you don’t have to orbit around an environment to determine if the objects within are perfectly spaced.
New to Dimension: Export models from Dimension
In addition to saving and exporting your entire Dimension scene, you can now export individual models from your broader scene as isolated objects. This allows you to either reuse models in other Dimension projects or to export your models for use in other applications and services. This makes collaboration even more streamlined – perhaps you have a team member that has made a variety of amazing 3D assets, but you only need to use one of the models in a future design. This update also introduces the ability to add models from Dimension into your Creative Cloud Libraries, making it easy to stay organized and reuse models in many projects.
There are many more enhancements and tweaks in this latest version. To see everything new, check out our full release notes for Dimension 2.3. If you haven’t tried Dimension yet, head over to our homepage to download the latest version and learn more about how you can visualize branding, packaging, logo designs, and art in 3D with photorealistic renderings. If you’ve never worked in 3D before, don’t worry; Adobe Dimension features an intuitive and familiar UI that makes it perfect for graphic designers.
Share 360-degree views to persuade your audience
Just as you’re able to create 3D scenes while changing the camera angles and perspective, Dimension allows you to share these 3D scenes on the web with your audience in that similar ‘fluid’ state. Your audience is able to fully move around your 3D designs – and they don’t even need to have Dimension.
One of the main values of bringing your work into 3D is to convey to your audience – whether it be your manager, client, or friend – it’s potential impact from different angles, with different lighting and shadows, and how those may change in different contexts. That ability to see different perspectives of the same design can provide a fun sense of discovery – sometimes you can even discover a shot/angle you weren’t thinking of (or perhaps find a negative quirk that makes one rethink the design).
Dimension enables you and your audience to no longer worry about questions like “what will it look like from that angle…and with different materials and lighting conditions?” Better yet – what if we gave our audience capacity to interact and review our designs from the angles they’re interested in. It not only increases their engagement in your design, but helps them fully understand all those nuances that you poured hours over to make sure were right.
Join a growing community of 3D designers
Adobe Dimension is still growing and evolving, and we need your help to continue building the 3D design tool of the future. Help us shape Adobe Dimension by joining the discussion on the feedback forums. You’ll be able to see what’s on our product roadmap, suggest new features, and vote on existing ideas.
We love seeing and sharing your incredible 3D designs, whether they are packaging designs, product mockups, brand visualizations, or 3D art. When you’re sharing your designs on Instagram, Twitter, or Behance, don’t forget to tag them with #AdobeDimension, and on Behance be sure to select Adobe Dimension under “Tools Used.”
Topics: Creativity, 3D & AR, Design
Products: Creative Cloud, Dimension