3D Text. The new 3D text system allows you to easily generate 3D typography, add bevels and edge treatments, and apply materials across different areas. The new text engine extrudes 3D text from fonts in users’ operating systems and offers options to customize properties such as spacing and depth. Designers can fine-tune the style of the text edges and apply graphics or materials to each component of the text without distorting or stretching the source material. Text is non destructive so you can edit the text properties while preserving the style, bevel settings, and materials.
Customizable Basic Shapes. The new 3D text system allows you to easily generate 3D typography, add bevels and edge treatments, and apply materials across different areas. The new shape assets in Dimension include a cube, plane, sphere cone, torus and cylinder. All of the shapes enable designers to adjust the measurements of individual shape components, corner stylings and the number of sides. The basic shape assets can also be customized with materials and textures. Text is non destructive so you can edit the text properties while preserving the style, bevel settings, and materials.
Dimension’s new Customizable Basic Shapes: Make bespoke geometries out of cubes, planes, spheres, cones, tori, and cylinders – without stretching their textures and materials.
Other enhancements include:
Color temperature for lights: When selecting a color for lights the color picker will now default to natural color temperatures like warm and cool tones and includes presets for common light types.
Additional camera controls: Added new sub-tools for the camera — the Roll, Field of View, Tripod, and the Dolly Zoom tools.
Camera navigation presets: Added a preference which auto-configures Dimension to use the same camera controls as other 3D applications.
Convert to standard model action: A new action has been added which converts parametric models like text to standard mesh models.
Import USD models: Dimension now supports importing models in USD format.
Expanded import image formats: We’ve added support for several new image formats: TGA, GIF, EPS, BMP, JPEG, JPE, PSB, TIF, TIFF, SVGZ, JP2, J2K, JJPF, JPX, IFF, and PCX.
In addition, last week, Adobe announced updates to the Substance suite in a livestreamed keynote, including an integration of Adobe Color Engine (ACE) into Substance Designer, a new image-to-material feature in Substance Alchemist that uses machine-learning to recognize shapes and objects and accurately generate height maps and normal maps, and a work-in-progress image-to-material technology in Adobe Capture.