Asset sources for Aero

Learn how to source digital assets that can be imported into Adobe Aero.

You can use flat images, layered files or 3D models to create an AR experience. 3D content can be created in modeling applications and come in a variety of forms and formats. You can create your own 3D content, get the content from colleagues or clients, or purchase from a an online marketplace that sells already-made 3D models. Many of these websites have free content that can get you started. 

Starter assets

Aero starter assets

Aero comes loaded with a library of useful assets which you can use in your AR creations. In the Edit mode, tap + > Starter Assets and then navigate through various available categories to select the asset you would like to use in your AR creation.

Other asset sources

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Adobe Dimension ships with dozens of 3D models available in the Assets panel. These models are royalty-free and can be used for commercial projects. To learn more about Dimension assets for Aero, see Prepare Dimension assets for Aero.

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Adobe Stock has a collection of 3D models, lights and materials. Browse this growing collection of high-quality models, curated for appearance, quality, and optimized for use. You can save the Stock content and import it into Aero. Browse 3D content on Adobe Stock

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Additionally, Aero can import assets from other applications and sources. You can use File Provider on iOS devices to navigate to a range of sources. Camera Roll is another convenient way to import images into Aero. Be sure to refer supported file formats.

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Along with 2D assets, you can use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create your own 3D graphics by extruding text and vectors into 3D shapes and exporting for use. View a tutorial for creating models in Photoshop.

What's next?

Now you know where to get your assets. Next, learn how to prepare 3D assets for Aero. Additionally, learn about preparing Dimension, Photoshop, and Illustrator assets for Aero. 

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Don’t forget to showcase your work on Behance and seek inspiration from others' work as well.

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