Integrate with After Effects
Integrate in some way with after effects so we can use 3d in motion rather than just in stills.
Hello all! While it’s a bit too early to give specifics, I wanted to say interop with After Effects is planned.
I’ve seen some users doing it already by exporting the 3D object from Dimension in .obj and other formats, then importing to Ae and plugins like Video CoPilot.
A more direct integration is something we’d love to do!
Sveinbjorn Palsson commented
This is a feature request for aftereffects. If you want to be heard, go there :)
Dimension does export objects. It’s not great, but it is there.
There are some 3rd party things that do 3d in ae, but i have no experience, so I can’t advise.
Georgiana Iftene commented
Please please make this happen! Everybody is waiting for it. +1 here
Kelly Elliott commented
Why can't I bring in my 3D model from dimensions into after effects? This seems like a no brainer...
Brandon Nielsen commented
Came here looking for the same feature.
Bryan Howell commented
Hello, Jeanette, your initial response, that it was too early to give specifics, was nearly a year ago. Can you please share an official Adobe statement on where this feature stands and if there are plans in 2021 to make this happen?
Mischa Birnstiel commented
Is there an update about this function integration? That would be just fantastic! In the meantime, is there a good tutorial on how we can export objects from Dimension to After Effects?
Chris Place commented
Oh this would be a dream right now. We're all skilling up in using Dimension and its pretty cool, but to be able to open Dimension files in After Effects would make it so much more powerful.
Please lets have it :)
Bryan Howell commented
@Jeanette, have there been any additional updates on the roadmap of integrating Dimension & AE workflows? This was an interesting video (https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/how-to/insert-objects-after-effects.html), but I've never used C4D and have limited, but some knowledge of using AE. I've been working with models I've built from Illustrator paths into Photoshop (for those who haven't seen this, this video was very helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPltLM_vfQQ&t=1037s&ab_channel=AshleyCameron) and am now putting graphics on them in Dimension, but as others have shared in this thread, I'm now looking to see what ways that I can utilize the 3D models/renders in video. Can you please share any updates Adobe has made with some sort of bridge between Dimension models and importing them into After Effects?
I've exported my dimension file in every file type variant possible and I am having issues when importing the .obj into Cinema 4D. The materials are showing up at an incredibly poor resolution. I have been trying to correct this issue all day and there is no simple way to do it.
jisook so commented
It's November. still waiting.
What is the purpose of Dimension if I can't use it in AE?
Bart vanderhasselt commented
I do not understand there are still no basic modeling features in Dimension.
But what blows my mind is that years after its introduction, there is no way to directly import 3D from DN to AE.
It's not that you "would love to go" but it's something that just "should have been there" a long time ago. ^^;;
Linda Fazili commented
Gator suarez commented
I have just downloaded Dimemsions couple days ago and already looing so far ahead to the day we have after efects integrations. Adobe plsss, we love Dynalic Linking more than anything else!
Ralph Paonessa commented
I cannot believe that Dimension files cannot be used inside of AfterEffects. That just blows my mind!!!! Can you even import the objects from Dimension into AfterEffects? What is the point of Dimension then other than to sell us objects and render stupid looking fake photo scenes that are almost useless to anyone other than someone demoing the software. Also, the cost and the way you buy the objects is very, very short-sighted. Those should basically all be included for a single subscription.
bill castello commented
AE: File import Dimension files.
Scene and camera are intact. Camera and objects and lights can be keyframed.
Me: Thank you. (contented sigh)
Valerie Skorpion commented
It would be great to take 3D models into AE for animating!
Joseraul CBS commented
how i wish this feature will be added!..
John David Howard commented
Hi Jeanette, I VERY MUCH agree with this idea as I've literally had multiple clients inquire about animating the stage of some of my product renders. Personally, your suggestion of basic 3D integration between Dimension and After Effects would be just amazing. It would also give even more incentive for users to keep and invest in the entire Adobe Suite rather than just switching to single subscriptions and investing in a very expensive 3rd party, non-Adobe software (that may have compatibility issues).
I know some people have no cost concerns working for larger companies but for myself being an independent contractor, I use the Abobe suite exclusively and would like to just work entirely within just it.
just my 2 cents
Fawzi Yahya commented
Please add this feature, it'll be a game changer.
haz abd commented
I started looking into blender trying to import tracked 3d models into after effects but its just way too complicated . Dimension is so easy to use . I hope this year they focus on some connection between dimension and after effects . Please adobe do something about the 3d issue disussed on this thread