Extrude Vectors as 3D Shapes
Extrusion is a technique where a flat 2D shape or surface is pulled out to give it depth. Vector extrusion would allow users to import vectors as paths, then extrude those paths into 3D shapes. This would include some additional parameters like hard or rounded corners.
Hey all! We’re taking a look at adding extrusion to Dimension later this year. We’re combining this with a text tool and hope to support vector/text extrusion later this year. I’ll update here as we progress!
Dana Ulama commented
I don't understand why dimension is being forgotten by Adobe...it has so much potential.
Michal Povolny commented
SO, welcome in 2021. Was this promised by end of 2019? Will this software be dropped like many other before, like Muse? Dimension does not get much attention . . .
Richard O'Gorman commented
Great! we could do this in 1996. now you need the latest GPU to not be able to do it
Joel Jensen commented
Still waiting... please Dimension team add this feature (which should be standard in a 3D program); it would be incredible useful.
Osvaldo Branquinho commented
Came here to search for a solution.
Ended up noticing there´s not solution and Jeanette and her team took one year to come up with a survey.
Eric Durr commented
Any word on this feature?
john ryan commented
It's now September 2020 and still no sign of what used to be a common feature in Adobe Dimensions - the ability to import Illustrator files and extrude or bevel.
I've tried Bernard's hack and although it's functional, if you need to tweak it a little, it's a massive workaround.
Please tell us when this will be available.
Bernard Muller commented
There is in fact a workaround for now:
• Export shape as SVG;
• Create a custom iconfont f.e. using Icomoon, install that font on your machine;
• In Dimension you create a Text Object and there you choose the icon font (called icomoon);
• Paste the character from the sample html. You can also use the handy Bevel function to tweak the extrude.
Matt Wurm commented
So it's mid-2020, the function was touted to be added later in 2019, is there any update on this?
Allen Mueller commented
I'm not a design program architect, but I can imagine a beautiful cross platform aspect where a vector shape modeled in Illustrator could be ported over to Dimension for extrusion. That would be an ideal modeling experience that addresses a lot of things I've wanted to do in the past.
JOHN SCHNAUBELT commented
Any way to import ai, eps or other Illustrator formats for extrusion yet?
Alberto Schmidt commented
wasn't this available in version 1.0?
Emma Nieland commented
This would be great, especially for making enamel pin previews.
Joel Anderson commented
Hello! Seems like we're getting close to the 1-year anniversary of the comment saying this would be done by the end of 2019. Any updates?
Guy Leysner commented
Hi until this is fixed by adobe. You can extrude a vector shape as 3D in photoshop and when done you can save it as an obj file and then you can import the obj file in dimensions.
1. Step 1 make illustrator shape
2. Import shape in photoshop and Extrude the shape as 3D in photoshop
3. Save as obj file.
Also check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad2HCjgW-PY
Greg Warmbrodt commented
Yes, yes. Need the extrusion ... here or in Illustrator.
vereecken olivier FLOW STUDIO commented
Sanjeev Verma commented
Hi Jeanette... the extrusion feature is not there is july release :( When are we expecting it. Is Adobe working on this request. Thanks
Jeff Korzeniowski commented
also add the ability to lathe a vector object.. Definitely a plus.
Jan Hrkal commented
I'm strongly supporting this new feature! Been trying to create simple hexagon-based object with minimum workarounds .. ended using sketch to create the object, exporting as a object and implementing to Dimension just to find out that my placed graphic isnt visible in the end (guess would have to play with UV mapping / settings and that just wasnt worth it)..
So simple pasting the shape from AI and excluding would be great.