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      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

      Locking is simple enough! I'm curious though, do you know how you're accidentally making changes? Touching the touchpad on a laptop by accident or something?

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        76 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Feature Requests » Modeling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hello everyone. I’m very excited to say that this feature has been underway in research for some time, and we have some excited first results, which we recently did a Sneak at Adobe MAX titled Project Fantastic Fold. You can see the video here:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-llAe4fsJ-A

        I’d love to get your thoughts on the preview so far, which parts are most valuable, etc. I may reach out for more interview participants soon!

        Cheers!
        - Jeanette

        AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

        Love the discussion that's going on here, thank you for the thoughtful and constructive conversation. Let me share what I can!

        First, to the question of Dimension/Illustrator workflows.

        We are planning on an initial step which would be fully a workflow in Dimension. You would provide your dielines in .ai or .eps format with your artwork and cut/fold lines all together. In Dimension CC you would import this and the technology would automatically fold/cut a 3D model directly from your design, meaning all of your artwork would be mapped to the 3D model directly.

        The Fantastic Fold demo was future facing as a vision, but the actual mapping of artwork back and forth between 2D and 3D won't be on our first step. For the first iteration, if you needed to update the art you'd likely have to go back to Illustrattor, do it there, then re-import. The goal is definitely to get a smarter workflow so you can do some art placement in 3D and we'll move it back to the Illustrator file in 2D as shown in the video, but that's not the initial thing we'd be shipping.

        I'd love to know peoples thoughts on that workflow. Do you think the dieline > 3D model functionality on it's own is valuable enough as a first step?

        Second, in regards to outputs.

        At the moment we have a few outputs from Dimension. You can save your scene as a rendered image or you can save it to the web in a published 3D viewer. We are NOT currently planning on 3D PDF, but I do agree this is an important format. It just likely won't happen at the same time as the initial delivery of this feature. We'll work towards that, but as mentioned PDF uses a different material model, so in order to make our content look okay there, we'll need to do some work either on our side, or on the PDF standard. Discussions are in progress!

        AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

        Hehe of course. :) No reason why not, but it always helps to know what the end goal is. Would it be enough if it was a great visualization but didn't have real-world print/package workflows? Or is that more critical for you? No right or wrong, one or the other though.

        AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

        Great descriptions, thanks! Would you guys want to use this more for pre-vis or for final packaging / printing?

        AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

        Very cool thank you for providing the link!

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          AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

          Unfortunatly .stp didn't make it! We did add .skp, .stl, and .fbx support. I'll update the status on this appropriately, apologies for missing that!

          AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

          @Chris - The CAD format ended up being a bit trickier, but we're still looking into this. I'll provide a clearer update on individual formats soon!

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            Hello everyone! I know it’s been quiet on the GPU side of things for a while now. I wanted to let you know it’s been actively under the works for a bit, but a lot going on behind the scenes. Here’s what I can say so far!

            In Dimension 2.0 we’ve launched an entire new rendering engine, the Adobe Dimension Renderer. This is an in-house rendering engine which allows us to have more direct control over many things. We’re actively working on GPU support and have our first beta proof for the RTX cards, demoed at Adobe MAX last week:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4zNBOYcD1s

            This includes an overhaul to being able to interact with the render mode, so thinking about both rendering during design work and as final renders. We’re still working on this and are looking to port the technologies to new cards and platforms (AMD, Mac Metal, etc.)

            In…

            AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

            The side by side comparison would be very helpful! You can send it to tickets@adobedimension.com . We can certainly make things faster, but knowing what the visual target you're looking for would be great.

            Cheers!

            AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

            @Maxim - just a note that that is the way the resources are reported for multiple cores. For example a 4 core CPU would report up to 400%. You probably have a 10-core processor using 100%. Rendering generally uses 100% of all available resources to do it faster. We can put in a limit at % if you want!

            AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

            I did correctly mean 2018. GPU rendering may be available late 2018 or into 2019. As some background, we are using a relatively new type of material (.MDL from Nvidia) and the V-Ray rendering engine. There's a lot of work we have to do with V-Ray to get the material fully represented. In addition we have to work with Apple since V-Ray GPU rendering is currently Windows only. There's just a lot of cross-partner work, so takes more time.

            AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

            Well, top and what will get released are not always the same. :) GPU is one of our top priorities, it's just going to take some time. We're working on performance and improvements to the current features for our next release. You can also use this User Voice site to see what's Planned and Started.

            AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

            Yes this is definitely something that we have planned - at the moment the VRay progressive rendering is all CPU based and this is a clear area for optimization and performance boost.

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              1 comment  ·  Adobe Dimension: Feature Requests » Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              For applying to a material channel, you can double click the material to edit it, open the image for the channel (such as color, roughness) then use the file browser folder icon to browse for an image. We can certainly find a way for this to be more upleveled!

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                AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                Curious, would you want the 3D photo or an actual 3D object? Facebook has 3D scenes with full 360 rotation now as well.

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                  5 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Bugs » Crash  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  We have a fix in place for the deletion of files when we’re unable to save it and will deliver that live in our next bug patch (in May).

                  We’d love to get some more information from you if you can get into another session that is unable to save so we can prevent that issue all together though. Once you get in that state, close the application and then look for the application logs. There are two called:

                  DimensionGPUProfiler.log
                  Dimension.log

                  And they are located here:

                  Mac: ~/Library/Logs/Adobe/
                  Win: ~\username\appdata\local\Adobe\Dimension

                  If you can send those to tickets@adobedimension.com with a reference comment to the issue or link back to this forum so I can correlate the logs with the problem, that would be extremely helpful.

                  AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                  We've made iterative improvements to the saving stability in each release, but if you're still experiencing this, please do send your files in! The forums don't accept attachments to keep your data private. Please use the contact form for 1-1 ticket or e-mail to tickets@adobedimension.com.

                  AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                  In addition to the logs, it would be helpful for anyone getting into an 'unable to save' state to know:

                  - Are you using any cloud storage services (CC Files, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, etc)
                  - Are you using the beta Cloud Rendering service?

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                    5 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Feature Requests » Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                    @Vic - You can 'mask' the effect by creating a black and white varition of the image where black = glossy, white = rough/matte and gray is in between variations.

                    Here's a tutorial that shows using a black and white image as a mask for an effect: https://helpx.adobe.com/dimension/using/apply-materials-images-to-models.html#Customizematerialandgraphicproperties

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                      11 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Feature Requests » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                      Got it! Thank you for the details. This isn't possible yet, but something we can consider for the future.

                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                      @ehong We usually only do tutorials for our software, and since Dimension (or other Adobe software) doesn't currently have liquid creation, we won't be creating any tutorials.

                      At the moment you'd need to use a more complete 3D suite tool such as 3ds Max, Maya, Blender, Cinema 4D, etc, and look for a tutorial for the program of your choice.

                      We're interested in this topic but it's not on the immediate roadmap.

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                        26 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Feature Requests » Animation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        The ability to do basic object animation

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                          63 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Feature Requests » Modeling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                          @MixedMerch

                          I definitely recommend checking out our Prerelease program for your last two requests. Sketchup support and clearer canvas/DPI controls are implemented: https://www.adobeprerelease.com/#

                          AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                          We do plan on supporting more formats, there are individual ideas and voting for specific formats you'd like to request.

                          AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                          Ah so you're really asking for a full set of modeling tools here. :) Good to know!

                          AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                          Can you expand on this? Do you mean a view that shows models with wireframes? Why would this be helpful?

                          AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                          It'd be great to have more details on what you'd like to create and why!

                          AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                          It'd be great to know more about what types of modeling functionality you'd expect and why. Do you use other 3D modeling software? Would you want all the capabilities or a subset?

                          Yes you can import .obj file formats via the File > Import 3D Models command.

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                            under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Feature Requests » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                            No real status update yet. It's certainly something we can do, but just hasn't been a high enough priority since we're so early. Focusing on larger things that affect the most users and 3D mice aren't very common. We don't have tablet support yet either, so definitely an area we'll want to add eventually.

                            AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                            It's not something we're actively looking at right now. We still have a lot of work to do on some basics. When we start marking things as planned or started you'll get a status update to any ideas you vote and subscribe to.

                            AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                            Thanks for the suggestion! Definitely something we can explore.

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                              AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                              The camera perspective X, Y, and Z properties are found in the environment object > camera perspective properties area.

                              We'll be making updates to that to make the camera it's own object and can look into making it share-able between sessions. You could delete the 3D content and then save the empty .dn scene with some saved bookmarks as a template for now.

                              Cheers!

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                                Hello! The Dimension team is gathering some feedback around various export requests. If you’re interested in providing more detail on your request for exporting workflows, please take a moment to fill out the following brief survey:

                                https://goo.gl/forms/kZj2F9W2bH10Qj743


                                We are continuing to work on gltf/glb exports this year but would love more detail on workflows and other formats.

                                AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                Hi Michele, not much more to add. At the moment we're exploring various import/export improvements, but it isn't something we have yet. We're most immediately working on .GLTF export which is available in our Prerelease program. More formats like .obj are still under evaluation. There is a survey available in the status for this topic I'd recommend taking.

                                AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                How would you want to use exported models in your workflow?

                                AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                Great suggestion! I'm going to split your comment about bringing in AI vectors to a new post since it's 2 pretty different feature requests. For Exporting 3D files - it'd be great to know what types of file formats other people would like to see as well!

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                                  12 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Bugs » Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Decal resolution is actually based on the model itself. There is a system called UVs, which is a coordinate system that translates the 3D model into 2D space. Depending on how the 3D artist made the model any section of the 3D model has varying resolution related to the UVs.

                                  We are actively exploring making decals resolution not tied to the object/UV resolution.

                                  AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                  It's definitely planned, but not something we've started on yet. There's a bunch of stuff going on behind the scenes that makes this area a little tricky. We will fix it, but have to wait for some components to get caught up. Once we start I will swap the status and you'll get a notification if you're subscribed.

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                                    Hello everyone! Thank you for your votes/comments on adding .more file formats for Dimension. We are actively working on this and near completion on FBX, STL, SKP, and GLTF and are actively working on IGES and other formats. We plan to have some initial formats on our Prerelease soon, and I’ll send another update when that’s ready.

                                    For now, we’re looking for some user files to help our testing process. We have many files from other sources, but user files are the best way to make sure we’ve covered all the possibilities! If any of you have some files you are able to share with us for testing we’d appreciate your contribution!

                                    The files will be used only for the purposes of testing features. They will not be shared, sold, distributed, or used for other purposes.

                                    You can send smaller files directly to tickets@adobedimension.com (<20 MB). If…

                                    AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                    Our first formats are .fbx and .stl, we're ironing out some bugs with those first. .iges and .stp would be next and I'll let you know when we've started. In the mean time please keep sending your files! It will help us make it more robust when we start dev and less buggy when we start prerelease testing!

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                                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                      Hi Chris. You can add assets from Stock to your CC Libraries directly on the Stock website or from the CC Libraries in-app Stock search. This topic is more about adding custom assets directly to the Assets panel (different than the Libraries panel). The workflow you've added is available but I agree the interface needs some work!

                                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                      Not at this time. Having some way to either merge .dn scenes once setup or save out models to reimport is something we're discussing.

                                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                      @Tim

                                      Sure! Dimension partnered with Chaos Group and licensed the V-Ray rendering engine for use inside of Dimension CC. It's been used in Dimension since our first beta under Project Felix title and we've worked with Chaos Group closely to improve performance and implementation within Dimension over the past few years. Let me know if you have any specific questions about it.

                                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                      The File > Import Material option is for full material packages and currently we only accept the Adobe Standard Material version of .mdl files. You can get these from Adobe Stock or export them from Allegorithmic Substance Painter & Designer.

                                      If you have .jpg/.png textures you want to use, you can load those directly into the existing materials.
                                      - Load your object
                                      - Use one of the material presets like matte, plastic, or wood
                                      - In the properties panel add the textures into the appropriate slots (color, roughness, metallic, normal, etc.)
                                      - Adjust the properties as necessary

                                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                      @Larry, to answer your questions.

                                      1 . Dimension can import images as a background image or as a texture to place onto a model but...
                                      2. ... It cannot take a 2D image and convert it into a 3D model. Here's a great 3 min video on what you can do in Dimension that's a nice starter point! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHeOapHexbE
                                      3. Please see the 3D section of the Photoshop User Guide for details on how to create 3D models in Photoshop. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/user-guide.html?topic=/photoshop/morehelp/3d.ug.js . Models created in Photoshop can be exported as an .obj then imported to Dimension to render.

                                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                      Hi Tracy! The Assets panel can't have custom assets right now and is only used to ship presets from Adobe. For custom 3D models use the File > Import > 3D Model menu item.

                                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                      Hello! You can add your own images to CC Libraries from Photoshop, Illustrator, and most Adobe applications. You can also add models, materials, and lights that you've gotten from Adobe Stock to CC Libraries. The Assets panel is currently not customizable. Does CC Libraries meet your needs there?

                                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                      Hi Ron, not sure I follow your comment. If I understand the initial post this was about being able to add 3D models into the "Assets" panel for reuse. We do support importing 3D models in .obj file format. Can you explain if your comment is the same or different?

                                      AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                      Great suggestion - question there for you. Would you like UI that imports it to the current document scene or adds it to that assets panel for re-use? Or both!? Why?

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                                        13 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Feature Requests » Rendering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                        Cloud Rendering is currently in a private beta. You'll need to join the Prerelease group and download the build there. I think you should already be a member if you had access to it before:

                                        https://www.adobeprerelease.com/#

                                        AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                        @Bryan

                                        We'll be adding PSD download to cloud rendering directly very soon. There's no very simple way to adjust the shadows alone without cropping them out of the main image and adjusting as a separate layer (which is much easier with the PSD selection layers). We hope to have a new build for you guys on the Prerelease in the next few weeks which will include the PSD export and some new functionality.

                                        AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                        Interesting! I'm curious do you see this more as an online rendering service or a full web-based interface to do the design work?

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                                          Thanks for the suggestion! Very interesting. I’m curious what the core thing you’re trying to do is, though.

                                          Do you want it to import to the same location so that it’s visible because your camera is looking one way and it’s importing behind you? Or is it more about composition, like you’re placing it near that object so want to start there?

                                          Currently we always import objects to the origin of the scene (0,0,0) because different objects might be broken into pieces but intended to align that way. Some other options could be:
                                          - Import to selection as you described above
                                          - Import to center of current view
                                          - Not at import but have additional controls for “move to this object” or “center to my view” type of functionality.

                                          Lots possible here, and none of it is particularly hard, so more understanding the why you want this.

                                          AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                          Hi Chelsi! Unfortunately this platform doesn't have editing or adding once the post is made. You can just re-pose since this is a new idea and I'll merge this conversation into the new post. Apologies for the hassle!

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                                            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Feature Requests » Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                            Not yet. You'll see the status change here when we've started work on something or have implemented it. We are reviewing this currently for our next release though.

                                            AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) commented  · 

                                            Yeah black is likely a normals issue or a UV issue. Great suggestion and thanks for providing the information!

                                            - No texture scaling features yet, but there is a request for it if you want to go vote it up!

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