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    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!

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    Brittany Ledyard commented  · 

    Hi Jeanette,

    I also get a message that the survey is private and can only be viewed by members of your organization. Happy to participate if that gets adjusted!

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    My whole office is now staring at me for actually squeaking out loud with glee! What an amazing presentation! This would be SO helpful to have. And I adore Tiffany Haddish, so that was a fun surprise too. :)

    The rotatable view of the dieline in its assembled state would be a game changer. I currently use LiveSurface Context for this sort of thing but it relies on 3D models provided by the software team, so developing custom dielines isn't possible. This would fix that major need.

    I'd absolutely want options for white ink, metallic inks, and gloss/matte finishes. This is a thing that Context does really well (I'm assuming the Adobe team already knows about this software but I'm putting it out there in case anyone else reading this thread wants to see what I'm talking about.)

    Live updates of changes to dielines and ability to choose substrates would also make this tool exponentially more useful (or at the very least, ability to choose the thickness of the substrate in GSM or millimeters.)

    I'm less concerned with dielines for packaging other than boxes. I saw that someone mentioned candy bars and shrink wrappers for bottles. I feel like Dimension already does these things effectively. The two things that would dramatically increase effectiveness for me would be 1) a wider assortment of packaging models (I currently have to hire a contractor to create 3D models of our rollstock plastic bags because nothing similar is available from Adobe's stock of models) and 2) if we could export the maps from Dimension after placing decals on a model. Even if we had to recreate the art in Illustrator because the map has been rasterized, it would at least give us the template for correct placement of art assets.

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    I recognize that Dimension is currently only a "skinning" program and not an actual 3D-building program, but I would absolutely love to have the ability to create dielines in Illustrator and connect them like smart objects to a model in Dimension, where if I adjust the dieline in Illustrator the model will update accordingly in Dimension. Ability to designate separate objects as separate materials (i.e. for creating product windows or foiling effects) would be hugely useful as well.

    As a middle ground until/unless actual modeling functionality is added, it would be great to be able to open up an automatically-generated dieline for an existing Adobe 3D object so that we can compose & place our decal PNGs with better precision. For instance, when I try to put a decal on the standard box object that comes with Dimension, the front looks great but the side panels squish the art to 50% width; if Dimension could generate a dieline for that box that I could open up in Illustrator, I could match the art to the dieline to avoid distortion.

    The LiveSurface Context plugin for Illustrator does this magnificently with their Plus objects, for instance.

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    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.

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