Adobe Dimension is a very easy-to-use 3D modeling software launched by Adobe in the latest series. This is a set of commercial products specially used for product display and design. It has the most advanced 2D to 3D synthesis tools, which can combine the correct and appropriate lighting, depth of field, materials and other characteristics, allowing graphic designers to build high-quality, realistic 3D images, 2D/3D combination building product shots and visual scenes.
And it can be quickly applied to examples. For example, things like sticking a logo on a bag and writing some copy on a cup can be done quickly with this software.
Dimension is similar in function to key shots and is suitable for image processing and brand design. Popularly speaking, it is a software that specializes in prototyping, and the point is that Dimension can quickly use the model without modeling by itself, and it is not weaker than C4D in terms of lighting, and even easier to operate!
The official website to download Dn:
Adobe has introduced two purchase methods for it, namely $20.99/month and $239.88/year.
Open the software, and you can see that the startup interface follows Adobe’s style, which is very simple and fresh. And this splash screen is also made by itself.
After opening the software, the entire interface has only five parts: toolbar, preset, canvas, layer and attributes. The operation interface is simple and very friendly to graphic designers.
How to use
As an image processing software, Dn is also very simple to use. In the Dn operation interface, select the favorite model from the preset and drag it to the canvas, and use the left toolbar to modify the size and angle of the model, and zoom in and out of the view. Select the “Move Tool” to move the model on the xyz axis. Select the “Zoom Tool” to enlarge/reduce the model proportionally, and select the “Rotate Tool” to rotate your model to an appropriate angle.
The “Orbit Tool” can be used to freely rotate the view for easy viewing. The “Pan Tool” can move the canvas, and the “Photography Tool” is used to adjust the distance/close of the view. The “Magic Wand Tool” allows us to select different sides of the 3D model for modification. The “Eyedropper Tool” is similar to the format brush in Office. It can copy the material, light and shadow, and texture of the model to the new model with one click. It is easy to use and simple to get started.
As a 3d modeling software, Dn provides a large number of presets, including models, materials, lighting, backgrounds, and textures. There is everything in common use, ranging from cosmetic bottles to outdoor billboards. After selecting it, drag it to the canvas to use it, even saving you time for modeling. You can change the material of the model, adding light and shadow, setting the background and other operations.
The properties interface on the right side can be used to fine-tune the parameters of the model. For example: Adjust Opacity, Roughness, Metallic, Glow, etc. Opacity is the transparency adjustment, which can be obtained by reducing the transparency to obtain a transparent model; the larger the value of Roughness, the more model becomes matte, otherwise the surface of the model becomes bright; Metallic adjusts the metallic texture of the model, the larger the value, the stronger the metallic texture.
And Glow is light perception adjustment. A large value can increase the reflection intensity of the model surface, and a small value makes the surface reflection softer.
Create real images in real time. Use realistic rendering to visualize 3D branding, packaging and logo designs. Drag and drop logos or vector graphics onto the 3D model to see how your design concept looks in the real world. Search for 3D models optimized for Dimension in Adobe Stock-all without leaving the app.
Create product shots and synthesize 2D and 3D assets to create realistic scenes. Choose your material, texture and background. Then Dimension will automatically match lighting, perspective and shadows to get a perfect picture effect. Export the scene as a layer for further work in Adobe Photoshop CC.
Share quickly. You can publish high-impact marketing materials, product models, abstract artwork, etc. in 3D. Dimension allows you to share your work online quickly and easily.
Dimension’s current positioning should be rapid production and rapid production of renderings. There are enough presets for easy operation. And it can be linked to PS and can be directly output as PSD. In the process of using, the system resource occupies little, and it is not easy to cause the computer to freeze. It can export the current quality psd in the middle of rendering.
But compared to other 3D modeling software, its rendering speed is quite slow, and so far, there is no option to pause rendering.
1. First of all, it can quickly produce some basic 3D images, and you don’t need to build all the 3D models by yourself. You can add some built-in 3D objects in Adobe Dimension directly to your 3D image, and plus some manual parameter adjustments, so that you can have a lifelike 3D picture soon.
2. It is closely integrated with software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. So, if you have the habit of drawing with Illustrator, then you can directly input these vector-based graphics files into Dimension for use, and plus Dimensions Some related 3D settings can immediately become 3D images.
3. Although some 3d modeling software allows you to quickly build a 3D model, it seems that the degree of refinement of the model is not enough. When you use Dimensions, you don’t have to worry about this at all, because you can use the built-in path tool in Dimensions to make the model you need. If you think the tool is not enough, it doesn’t matter. You can also draw the path in Illustrator first, and then export it to Dimensions for use, so you can make beautiful 3D images!