This video is comprised of several mini Adobe Dimension CC tutorials to showcase the capabilities of this amazing 3D compositing tool.
You might know Dimension by its public beta name, Project Felix, but it now as a full release, it a new name. Adobe Introduced Adobe Dimension CC during the Adobe MAX conference in last October, alongside the new Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC 2018.
Adobe Dimension CC (formerly Project Felix) makes it easy for graphic designers to create high-quality, photorealistic 3D images without having any previous 3D experience. This video wil be part of my Photoshop 3D tutorials series, but it will focus mainly on Dimension CC.
Adobe Dimension CC Tutorials
In this video, you will see several mini-tutorials that showcase the powers of Adobe Dimension CC, and you how can use it to create photorealistic comps that combine 2D and 3D assets.
Here’s a rundown of some of the things that you will learn in this video tutorial:
Place Graphics on 3D Surfaces (Decals)
Adobe Dimension CC has a feature called “Decals” that allows you to drag-and-drop logos or graphics onto any 3D model to see how your design concept will look in real life. Experiment with different layouts — as you move your graphic around, it will maintain the same angle and orientation of your model.
Match Image Automation
When you import a background image, Adobe Dimension CC will automatically set the light, camera, perspective, aspect ratio, and more to make your object match perfectly. This takes out all the gues work and complicated compositing techniques.
When you choose an outdoor image, Dimension detects the direction and strength of the sun and automatically lights your object accordingly.
Familiar Tools and Shortcuts
Interface with Dimension just like other Creative Cloud apps, such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Work smoothly with familiar interactions like file organization, color picker, drag and drop, selection targeting, and more.
Multi-layered PSD Renders
Dimension CC allows you to export PSDs (Photoshop files), giving you more capabilities and control for post-processing 3D composites.
Material Editing Controls
Control the placement and appearance of textures for your materials with offset, rotate and tile options. For example, adjust the direction of the grain on a wooden object to get your desired visual effect.
Adobe Stock Assets
Get hundreds of free Adobe Stock assets that have been optimized for Dimension, accessible right inside the app. Customize your scene with thousands of 3D models, lights, and materials.
Real-time Render Preview
Dimension shows you a preview of what your final render will look like in real time, so you can get the look you want before taking the time to render. Play and experiment with different materials, lighting, and more and see how it looks as you go.
Animated Tool Tips
Much like the Photoshop CC 2018, Adobe Dimension CC has animated tooltips that show you what each tool and slider does, so that you don’t have to memorize all the options and controls.
Camera Depth of Field Controls
Control the focus settings for your camera to simulate realistic blur effects.
Material captured is not mentioned in the Adobe Dimension CC tutorials video, but it is a powerful feature that allows you to sse Adobe Capture CC to generate physically-based materials from any image you take with your mobile device.
You can access your saved materials directly in Dimension via CC Libraries and apply them to your 3D objects.
Dimension CC System Requirements
Hardware is the single largest contributor to performance in Dimension CC. Best practice is to use hardware that meets the recommended system requirements. Running Dimension CC on underpowered hardware that meets the minimum requirements may function but limits the performance.
Windows: To check your system’s hardware configuration in Windows 10, right-click the Windows Start button in the taskbar and select System.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update (64-bit) – Version 1607 (build 10.0.14393) or later
Intel Core i5 (2011 or newer), Intel Xeon (2011 or newer), AMD A8 or A10, or AMD Ryzen
8 GB of RAM or more
Hard disk space
2.5 GB available
Geforce GTX 770, Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 or 6200, or equivalent
Intel Iris Graphics 540 or GeForce GT 750M (Apple)
OpenGL 3.2 capable system
1024 x 768 or 1280 x 800 display
512 MB of dedicated VRAM
For information, see System requirements | Dimension.
More Adobe Dimension CC Tutorials?
Let me know in the comments if you would like for me to create more Adobe Dimension CC tutorials!
If I publish new Dimension tutorials you will see them on my 3D tutorials playlist on YouTube.