Very excited to say that Dimension now allows you to create 3D Text!
The 3.2.0 release went live today, and includes “3D Text” as a new object type in the starter assets. 3D Text is a nondestructive dynamic object where you can select fonts, extrusion and bevel settings, and apply materials.
You can learn more about the 3D text feature here:
Dajo Revyn commented
Hi, I'm having issues with the Text Tool. I can place some text, but can't change anything except the text itself.
All settings are missing from the properties panel. (I also posted here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/dimension/properties-panel-3d-text-missing/td-p/11146527?page=1 )
Anyone else experiencing this issue?
Vicky Tasopulos commented
How do I edit the actual text? I like the look and material but need to duplicate it and change the what the text says? I do not see edit in properties after I have created the text. Is there a way?
mark lehr commented
Struggles with the type, such as Paul Kettlewell's comment...I also had almost impossible time working with text in the beta release, until I removed all my 'additional' fonts I had downloaded from Adobe Type online...it appeared I just had to many fonts for my mac os system and Dimension to deal with.
Then I restarted Dimension and it worked great....I am just a more conscience of how many fonts I have currently in my os, and it appears to be happy as a clam!
Try this and see what happens...ty
paul kettlewell commented
Yes it's there - but no it doesn't - cannot actually change the font - as person below - locks up and dies ...
Absolutely awful for this basic feature - who tests this stuff - fundamentally doesn't work ... Preferred the light version of CINEMA 4D !!!
bryon finkel commented
When I try to change fonts Dimension locks up. fix it!
Ahmet Utlu commented
I can't open/run 3D text futures.
You can reach to crush message as a attachment.
Tamera Roberson commented
Definitely want 3D text features. I have a need to create mesh signs and such for SL and other Virtual Worlds/Grids
Augure Zera commented
Wow I almost wasted time getting into Adobe Dimension for the most basic of basic function every 3D tools even the cheapest have which is a text or even a vector to object conversion tool. Putting Dimension in the trash if it doesn't even have that, tells everything I need to know about Adobe's vision for 3D which is beyond degenerate for a corporation of that size.
antonio ferreira commented
A pen toll and a curvature pen tool plus text… Thx
Emmanuel Pepin commented
Look no further, there is no text tool in Dimension yet. If you want to convert text in 3D, you must do it with Photoshop, then export the 3D layer in OBJ from 3D menu.
Michael Summers commented
should be easy to find but it's not I tried T and Ctrl-T
Michael Summers commented
where is the text tool in Dimension CC.? I can't find it. I'm new to this program.
Why is this still "under review"? This should be done by now
Text is the most common of lower level average 3D. It should've already been in the software from the getgo. I've seen it in 20 year old software.
Please allow extrusions and bevels on live text!!! If i get late in the game on a render and the creative director decides on a different font please done make me make a model of the text in photoshop (my skill level) to export to 3d obj... to open in Dimension to render and take back to photoshop for final edits. Let me just change the font in Dimension and render and update link in Photoshop
Nikkolas Smith commented
But the options were: text box input with font type and style, letter spacing, bevel type and depth and extrude depth, text alignment choices such as arc down, arc up, a horizontal circle, vertical circle, and diagonal alignments, path spacing, texture application and the option to give each letter its own material or to split into front, bevel, and side materials, and it had an animation selector, as the program had stock animation properties. When finished, the wizard creates your text as an .obj and places it in the scene.
I have screenshots of the options from Simply 3D. I don't see a way to upload or add images to this post, though.
Is this happening???
Chelsi Peters commented
I would like to add some screenshots of options for this feature. I'll try to list them all. Let me know if you would like me to send screenshots or post so that you can add to this feature request.
input field to type text.
approximate size in Dn units
text style (font drop down list, style drop down list)
Vector graphic import (ie: text, logos, simple vector objects in illustrator pulled in)
Width & Depth sliders
Check box options: Cap bevel, Bevel Rear, Bevel in, bevel out
Bevel Profile: Straight, rounded, rising, digging, extruded, etched
Inner bevel profile : same options as above
Check box options: Scaled Extrusion, beveled extrusion, symmetrical extrusion
Extrusion Profile options: flat, growing, shrinking, rounded concave, custom
"Caps" - Front with check box "rear same as front"
"Extrusion" - Exterior with checkbox "interior same as exterior.
If checkboxes aren't ticked provide two more selections for Front bevel and rear bevel
Create each letter independently but auto grouped. If the user ungroups them the text used to create them is no longer editable.
For instance if I type the word congrats, but really need it to say "congratulations". I can only modify the text string if I haven't ungrouped the letters contained within the word.