In Dimension, you can control the way a 3D model looks by applying materials and images to surfaces.
Materials are an asset type that change the way models look. They are made up of a collection of properties which determine the color, whether the object is matte or glossy, and whether the object is metallic or translucent. See Supported Material Types for more information on supported material import formats.
Many models have materials that are made specifically for them and get imported into Dimension along with the model, for example, the models in Starter Assets or available on Adobe Stock. If a model is imported without materials, Dimension automatically uses a default material. All materials can be replaced or edited.
You can also apply images to models. Images get layered over the base material and each image layer can have its own additional material properties.
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