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  1. Import new object to same X,Y,Z orientation as current selection

    Here is the proposed workflow:
    1. Select an object in Dimension that you've placed
    2. Go up to File>import> 3D Object and click to start the import process
    3. Imported object is set at the exact coordinates of the previously selected object, and is now the selected object in your scene.
    4.You can now make minor X,Y,Z location changes to the new object in order to have it match your vision of the composition.

    Current process
    1. write down all of the coordinates for your currently selected object.
    2. Go up to File>import> 3D Object and click to start the…

    6 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Import / Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the suggestion! Very interesting. I’m curious what the core thing you’re trying to do is, though.

      Do you want it to import to the same location so that it’s visible because your camera is looking one way and it’s importing behind you? Or is it more about composition, like you’re placing it near that object so want to start there?

      Currently we always import objects to the origin of the scene (0,0,0) because different objects might be broken into pieces but intended to align that way. Some other options could be:
      - Import to selection as you described above
      - Import to center of current view
      - Not at import but have additional controls for “move to this object” or “center to my view” type of functionality.

      Lots possible here, and none of it is particularly hard, so more understanding the why you want this.

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        1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Adding texture or images, like wood to the grounds plane.

        Adding an option to the grounds plane property where you can add textures like wood or cement onto the grounds plane. It's helpful when rendering something that needs a surface as a background. And being able to change angles and still make the object look like its sitting on the same surface.

        8 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Product Templates

          It would be great if each product came with a template so you can open it in illustrator and create designs that fit the dimensions exactly!

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Use Rulers

            Can we get rulers?

            7 votes
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              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • stationary

              It would be great to include stationary in the assests. Business cards, folders, letterheads, envalopes, ect.

              7 votes
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              • 6 votes
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                • Normals pattern only repeats once when a decal is applied to it.

                  When using a custom normals map combined with a decal. Normals map is scaled to fit the entire object 1 x time, not allowing repeat pattern

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Pivoting

                    Can we can we add additional pivot points? Like bottom left, top right, etc.?

                    4 votes
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                    • Background Artificial Sky & Cloud Controls

                      In many cases it is easy to find a good exterior photo to use as a background. However finding photos with perfect sky is problematic. If you could add composting controls for sky and clouds it would make the compostition interactive.

                      5 votes
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                      • dark menu bar for dark theme - windows

                        make menu bar match dark theme (like photoshop) for windows

                        3 votes
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                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Camera bookmarks export function

                          it would be useful to implement a function to import the 'camera view bookmarks' from other existing projects.

                          2 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Import / Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Native Support for Susbtance Materials

                            It would be great if you could easily import and add to the Assets panel, Substance materials built in Substance Painter / Designer.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • quick human skin material

                              Can we get a human skin material?

                              I'm not talking something too fancy, just something that gives us a starting point for a quick and accurate sss and a start at texture. something we can touch up in photoshop or apply a freckle decal too spice it up a little.

                              Forgive me if this is already a thing, and I just haven't seen it.

                              also, if anybody has any tips on rendering skin in here, I'm all ears. my best luck has been with the wax material.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Skin usually requires a special material and shader sub-type due to it’s unique qualities. At the moment we don’t have a skin material type or the shaders hooked up to render them correctly, but it’s something we’ve discussed and we want to add support for in the future. I’ll be sure to update here as we move forward on skin!

                              • Ambient Occlusion

                                Please add two sliders for ambient occlusion, both size and intensity. The ability to add this to renderings of exterior building facades will make the renderings "pop".

                                4 votes
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                                  under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Rendering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Import 3DM files from Rhino

                                  Support Rhino 3dm. Files please

                                  8 votes
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                                    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Import / Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Apply Decal to Fill an Area

                                    Dimensions is very good and simple to use, but coming from a 3D background it is also limiting in the application of decals. My initial dive in has probably missed soemthing but I can't see obvious ways to do the following.

                                    Restricting decals to specific faces or areas - perhaps these areas could be "painted on" with a brush and the decal only applies there?

                                    1 vote
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                                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Edited original post to a single idea to meet the requirements for the voting/status system.

                                      You can find an existing idea for multiple decals here: https://feedback.adobedimension.com/forums/552559/suggestions/31964002


                                      Being able to add a decal to a specific area and fill it appropriately is actually a really cool topic and something we’ve experimented a bit with! It’s not part of the official roadmap for 2018, but definitely possible in the future.

                                    • Lock Render Preview to Bookmarked Camera

                                      It would be helpful to lock the Render Preview to a bookmarked camera.

                                      Placing objects can require constant movement around the scene and it's currently a little awkward jumping back to the bookmarked camera to check the composition, then re-positioning the camera back where you need it to edit objects.

                                      Having the render preview set to your desired export view would eliminate this, leaving you free to move around the scene and make edits, with one on eye on the final composition the whole time.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Custom UV Mapping for Decals

                                        A way to fix UV mapping or the ability to choose specific faces to apply decals to. I'm working with complex shapes and decals are currently not cooperating with me

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hello! In our next release we’ve added automatic UV generation and error fixing so if you have a model with no UVs or that we detect UV errors you’ll get a prompt to resolve the issue.

                                          This process is currently fully automatic and we are not yet adding manual UV mapping and controls. Once the new feature is out we’ll continue to evaluate providing manual custom UV controls.

                                        • Support .DWG Format

                                          why can i not imput files with a .DWG file type, i made them in the autocad 3d suite and would love to edit them.

                                          2 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Import / Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            At the moment we only import .obj file format. I’ve renamed your topic to Support .DWG for consideration of adding support. I will say this isn’t a common request and not a format we’re considering immediately. We are looking into supporting .stl, .iges, .step, .skp, and .fbx as our top priorities.

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