Package Design - Create 3D Model from Dyeline/Blueprint
I'd like to be able to build a product package from a dieline created in Illustrator, fold it along specific lines, give it a UV gloss on parts, add foiling and embossing where required.
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your patience and interest in this idea over the last several years. At Adobe MAX 2018 we demoed a technology called Project Fantastic Fold, and over the last year we’ve been working on bringing that into reality.
I’m pleased to say we’re opening our first private beta for Project Fantastic Fold, a tool for interactively folding dielines into 3D models.
The private beta requires you to join the Prerelease. If you’re interested please head to https://www.fantasticfold.com/ and sign up for the beta program!
Luigi Maldonado commented
I also keep getting "An Adobe ID with this Email is already part of the program." from the Fantastic Fold site. I've tried signing in from multiple browsers without success. We need this glitch fixed please!
Mark Nolan commented
Like Matthew, I was getting the same error message: "An Adobe ID with this Email is already part of the program."
I contacted Adobe and they replied "We can see an active subscription with your email id to access the prerelease program" and they supplied a link which generated the following error message: "Access denied
Either you do not have access to this site or we are unable to process your request at this time", and around in circles it goes. They haven't replied to my follow-up email.
I was hoping Fantastic Folds might be part of the latest 2022 updates, but it's not in Illustrator and Dimensions didn't get an update yet.
Matthew Smyth commented
I really loved using this! such a helpful tool.
when I try to use it now i get an error saying "An Adobe ID with this Email is already part of the program."
Have you taken it down?
when and where can i use it again please
Ilias Fiakka commented
Why did the on line Beta app disappeared? Pls pls bring it back
Ares Hovhannesyan commented
Id there any changers in roadmap for Fantastic Folder.? What we can expect and when? What will happen with Dn and Aero in near feature??
Campbell Mattiello commented
Ed Blythe commented
Hey there, just checking on the status of this release?
Also I'm trying to sign up for the beta but getting bounced... Is it closed?
Lachlan Meeks commented
Yeeehaaa, sign me up!
Chris Tursi commented
Signed up! Can't wait to have a play
FRANK VARELA commented
What is the status of Fantastic Fold? The last question Regarding this program was posted 1/29/20. It is now 5/22/20. Adobe demonstrated the program in 2018. What is the hold up?
Benita Dwyer commented
Hi - it's been well over a year since we had a sneak peak of the amazing Fantastic Fold, now there was no mention of it at 2019 Adobe Max, this software would be a game changer, is there any movement on when it will be released of integrated into Illustrator?
Ares Hovhannesyan commented
There are a lot of packaging online apps where anyone can easily make visualization, We need apps that can help us and create many origami models that above mention apps can't do.
Michael Waksman commented
Add me to the list of users that would like information on Fantastic Fold!
Tim Melis commented
Any news on a release date of the Fantastic Fold app?
Phillip Espiritu-Santo commented
I would love to see some of the features in Esko's Studio software that uses a plug-n for Adobe illustrator with their program Esko studio.
The Origami plug-in is $219 for a year. And lots of people who use Dimensions are from the packaging design industry. I would rather have it included with my CC membership for which I'm already paying through my nose than pay a 3rd party more for it.
Joshua Baldwin commented
A lot of people here want Dieline / Blueprint folding / modelling in Adobe Dimension.
I use a paid plugin for Illustrator called Origami, by a company called Boxshot.
I've been using it with Adobe Dimension since it was first released, and it works brilliantly at processing simple box layouts / artworks into usable .obj 3D models, which can then be used in scenes and marketing material! It also supports foiling, gloss etc.
I dont personally think this is required in Dimension, as it is a highly specific function that only people working in Packaging will require a feature like this!
Jane D commented
I absolutely agree with the comments about the need for a comprehensive program that works with packaging dielines in Illustrator. I'm currently using Esko Studio software -- plugin for Illustrator with some standalone components -- and have the ability to generate structure files from my dielines (or at least use the measurements to do so) for a variety of pack types (boxes, various styles of flexible packages, cylindrical objects, etc.) and then import them back into Illustrator, directly onto the built files. Sometimes we find errors in our design layouts when we are able to use the actual dieline to create 3D renderings -- very helpful before going to press. We also need to generate images of packs that have not yet gone to print, so we can get sales materials to the sales reps for new products before we have actual product in hand. We need resulting images that are high enough quality for printing on sales collateral. I would LOVE for there to be an Adobe solution for this. And yes, we need support for multi-part packs -- neck labels and front/back labels, display cases with multiples of individual units, etc. As others have mentioned, 3D PDFs would be very helpful for sales teams to promote product. I'm not sure what video people were watching, just stumbled across this thread and excited to see so many others with the same needs!
peter van deursen commented
Adobe should definitly come with an 'all in' solution like Stratavision or similar, the way to work 3d now in Illustrator or Photoshop is too much of a hassle, all you need is to be able to create shapes and adjust them, making textures and an easy way to map your to design on this shape, and of course lighting and camera's
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