Descriptions for Adobe Dimension CC 2018 1.0.0
Name: Adobe Dimension
Released: Oct 19th, 2017
Developer: Adobe Systems Incorporated
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Adobe Zii 3.0.4 for CC 2018 & Patch
Web Site: http://www.adobe.com/products/dimension.html
Simple to use and full-featured multi-platform graphic design solution which can help you create photorealistic 3D imagery using your Mac
Adobe Dimension is a powerful and user-friendly utility created to help you speed up the process of designing 3D photorealistic package and product art from scratch, such as mockups, advertising shots, logos, and branding, even if you have little to no previous with similar solutions.
With the help of the Adobe Dimension design software solution, you can create lifelike looking 3D objects using materials described in Adobe Standard Material based on NVidia's MDL (Material Design Language).
Design 3D models with realistic lighting
All models you create in Adobe Dimension use 3D lighting which closely follows realistic lighting for a more life-like look. For people who need more information regarding the lighting, you can get a quick overview on the Lighting in Dimension CC help page.
Once installed and launched on your Mac, Adobe Dimension makes it possible to create a new 3D design by adding new objects to the model by drag and dropping them on the workspace from the Assets panel on the left side of the main window.
This panel also enables you to add background images to your design, as well as textures, backdrops, and materials, with all o them easily being matched to the entire scene with a click of a button.
Simple to access suite of tools for drag and drop 3D design
On the left side of the main screen, you can also access the app's toolbox which allows you to toggle various tools to manage the currently selected object in the scene.
Furthermore, the right-side inspector panel provides with contextual-based scene, actions, and properties controls to quickly tweak your design with just a couple of mouse clicks.
If you want to increase your productivity while using Adobe Dimension to create 3D photorealistic objects using your Mac, you can make use of the extensive list of keyboard shortcuts available on the Default keyboard shortcuts help page.
Powerful yet easy to use 3D mockup design for the Mac
Overall, if you don't have enough experience to use more complex 3D design applications, Adobe Dimension is most probably the best way to go if you need to create 3D mockups and presentations of branding, packages, or products using your Mac.
What’s new in Adobe Dimension CC 1.0.0
Place graphics on 3D surfaces:
・Drag and drop a logo or graphic onto a 3D model to see how your design concept will look in real life. Experiment with different layouts — as you move your graphic around, it will maintain the same angle and orientation of your model.
Match image automation:
・Select your background image and Dimension will automatically set the light, camera, perspective, aspect ratio, and more to make your object match perfectly. When you choose an outdoor image, Dimension detects the direction and strength of the sun, and automatically lights your object accordingly.
Familiar tools and shortcuts:
・Interface with Dimension just like other Creative Cloud apps, such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Work smoothly with familiar interactions like file organization, color picker, drag and drop, selection targeting, and more.
Multi-layered PSD renders:
・Get a rich set of layers in your PSD exports, giving you more capabilities and control for post-processing 3D composites. For example, easily replace your background image, change lighting, or recolor objects without having to re-render.
Material editing controls:
・Control the placement and appearance of textures for your materials with offset, rotate and tile options. For example, adjust the direction of the grain on a wooden object to get your desired visual effect.
Add shadows and reflections:
・Edit your ground plane properties to adjust the reflections and shadows.
Adobe Stock assets:
・Get hundreds of free Adobe Stock assets that have been optimized for Dimension, accessible right inside the app. Customize your scene with thousands of 3D models, lights, and materials.
Real time render preview:
・Dimension shows you a preview of what your final render will look like in real time, so you can get the look you want before taking the time to render. Play and experiment with different materials, lighting, and more and see how it looks as you go.
・Quickly learn the basics and benefits of working with 3D. Get to know the different tools in Dimension without leaving the app. Relevant information surfaces when you need it.
Camera view bookmarks:
・Save specific camera positions and perspectives. As you design your scene, you can set a default view that you can return to easily.
Camera depth of field controls:
・Control the focus settings for your camera to simulate realistic blur effects.
・Use Adobe Capture CC to generate physically-based materials from any image you take with your mobile device. Access your saved materials directly in Dimension via CC Libraries and apply them to your 3D objects.
V-Ray photorealistic rendering:
・Dimension partners with Chaos Group, a world leader in computer graphics technology, to integrate their industry-leading V-Ray engine for the highest quality photorealistic rendering.