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

    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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    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.

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    Hi Jeanette,

    For me, I would use it mainly as a pre-vis tool so that clients can see designs as they will actually appear when printed and folded. However, if it was possible to use Illustrator files (with dielines) as the image source when mapping in Dimensions, then you're also creating most of the artwork at the same time. It would also mean that only one 'live; file is required so it cuts down on duplication (exporting to .psd, etc.).

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    Mark Nolan commented  · 

    I'm a food packaging designer and that presentation looks fantastic. It would save so much time in terms of client presentation and artwork generation. At the moment I have to build a model in C4D and because the UV unwrapping is so complicated and time-consuming, I render a base model and apply textures in Photoshop using smart objects (Illustrator > Photoshop).

    As mentioned below, substrate thickness and finishes such as foil and varnishes would be great additions. Another useful feature would be:

    - Support for multipart elements: Often packaging consists of various parts/sections such as sleeve, fitting, lid, base, etc.

    But for now, I'm really keen to use it and look forward to putting it through its paces.

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    50 comments  ·  Adobe Dimension: Feature Requests » Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey everyone! I saw a good number of new questions here, so thought I’d respond to everyone with an update. Unfortunately we still don’t have true ‘vector’ support in Dimension.

    Whatever ‘size’ and resolution your vector is in Illustrator is what it’s going to be applied as in Dimension. When importing to Dimension we convert it to a .png and use that.

    I recommend using a minimum of about 1000×1000 size images from Ai or Ps. 2000×2000 is better. 4000×4000 is best! ;D

    This quality reduction can also be cause because of the way 3D models work. The entire image you use is shared across the model and then only as a part of the canvas based on camera zoom. So you could be zooming in to part of the model and rendering it at a higher resolution than the graphic was originally.

    Decal resolution can also be affected by…

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    Mark Nolan commented  · 

    Dimensions is a great tool, but I agree with other recent posts that adding a decal resolution setting would be extremely useful. At the moment producing decals creates a whole set of additional files and makes the workflow that much more cumbersome and tedious, particularly trying to keep designs in sync . I use AI and DN for packaging and most layouts will be far smaller than 4,000 x 4,000px.

    Thanks @glowrepea for the workaround.

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