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  1. Add bump map/texture

    It would be a good idea to add bump map/ edit texture UVs feature

    12 votes
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  2. Custom Render layers

    It would be extremely helpful to be able to set up render layers with alpha channel for each Model, model sub component and material. This makes post work in PS much quicker and precise. Re-rendering also is much quicker if a layer can be swapped out - rather than a full re-render of the scene.

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  4. Preview UV Map

    I'd like to be able to preview the UV Maps of the object and do some changes to the UV map.

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  5. Use Rulers

    Can we get rulers?

    11 votes
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  6. Step and Repeat (Clone/Array)

    It would be very usefull if designers could "step and repeat" objects in 3 dimensions to create a "store" visualisation effect. Important issue is that only one object can be modified. If the "master" object is changed, all objects in the "step and repeat" group should be automatically updated.

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  7. Render and design at the same time

    It would be nice to render while designing.

    11 votes
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  8. Export Videos

    Once there is animation support it would be great to export in video.

    11 votes
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  9. Support for 3D Printing

    STL files and dimensions (metric and imperial) for 3D printing. Manipulation of shapes from anchor points not just scaling. Extruding off of faces
    Separate a group of faces from an object to produce 2 different solids without the use of subtraction.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestions! Just as an FYI we generally track each feature individually, so we do have suggestions for STL support and add/subtract meshes to make new shapes, for example. Might suggest voting on those!

    3D printing is definitely something we’re keeping in mind!

  10. Multiple View WIndows

    It will be helpful to have different view panel layout on screen while creating file- top/front/3D view together

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    6 comments  ·  Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Work for multiple view windows hasn’t begun and is still in review. While we understand the value of multiple viewports we have a good bit of work to do on improving the one viewport we currently have. We’re focusing on the current composition, bookmark and render experience for this year but will probably start looking into multiple cameras and viewports more next year.

  11. Render Time Limit

    It would be useful to set a period of time for the render to use. Combined with my earlier idea, a render queue, you would be able to get a set number of renders at a set time. Very useful in the creative world where deadlines are frequent and always closing in.

    I've added a quick scene being rendered on a MacBook Pro (Late 2013 top spec, i7 quadcore 2,6, 16GB ram, GT750M 2GB), medium quality, 1024x768, with a snapshot taken at 30 minutes. It's still going, about 40 minutes now, not much difference in quality, so a way to…

    11 votes
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  12. 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

    10 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.

  13. Copy and paste models from other DN file

    The option to copy between the same software files

    10 votes
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  14. Multiple monitor support

    When using multiple monitors, i would like to move my pallets to a second monitor.. it seems they are locked into the single view mode. I would especially like to see the preview window moved off of my art-board. some people utilize more than one monitor and would like to see their designs in full screen.

    10 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! We (Adobe as a whole) are considering the next generation of User Interfaces, so this is a discussion that is being taken very seriously across the company. I’d love specific examples of the things you like to dock/undock and why.

  15. Better Selection Tools (Marquee, Lasso, Paint Select)

    Specifically selecting just parts of the model to be able to have different textures or cut out part of the model perhaps. See attached for an idea of what might be accomplished with this. Please give me feedback on if this is already a feature. Thank you.

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    3 comments  ·  Selection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Great suggestion! We definitely want to allow for much more customized selections in the future. You said you’d like to cut out part of the model as well, can you say more about what you mean? Do you want to ‘cut it out’ as a new model?

  16. Decals as smart objects when rendering to PSD files.

    One of my client has multiple products with the same bottle but different labels. I'm not sure if this is possible, but it would be nice to explore having the decal of a rendered model become its own smart object when rendering to a PSD file. Switching the image in the smart object out for each new product as opposed to rendering the same products over and over with a different label would be a real time saver.

    9 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Rendering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! I’d love to know here if rendering was faster would you prefer smart objects in Dimension so you can place the new graphics in 3D? The reason I ask is mostly because if we bake the materials and lighting down to 2D there’s a bit more limitation on what you could do with the PS smart object. For example replacing the packaging label wouldn’t update to show in reflections or refractions in the rest of the scene. Is that an okay limitation?

  17. Books & Magazines as Starter Models

    It would be useful to add books, magazines, and brochures to the list of the starter models.

    9 votes
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  18. Allow Users to Sell 3D Models on Adobe Stock

    How can i sell my own OBJ's on Adobe Stock for people to use?

    9 votes
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  19. Add scripting support

    Please add scripting support (Javascript/Applescript/VBscript). Allow users to open,close and save files, replace surfaces images, set render settings, and render documents.

    9 votes
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  20. Multiple Documents or Scenes Open

    Being able to open multiple instances of the application or work on multiple scenes during rendering.

    9 votes
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