Get to know Dimension's user interface and workspace overview.
Editor application header
When you open Dimension the application window will open, and at the top will be the Application Header. This area lets you control the most important aspects of Dimension.
Application Control Buttons: Find the native Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons on both Mac and Windows.
File Menus: The file menu system is part of the Application Header on Windows. On Mac, it is part of the OS header.
Application Modes: Dimension has three application modes — Home, Design mode, and Render mode.
Document Title: This shows the name and save-state of the currently opened document.
Access Icons: These provide quick access to some top-level functions like exporting, help, and feedback.
When launching Dimension you will first be presented with the Home screen. This area of the application is designed to let you decide how to start or continue a specific project or find the most common resources.
Document Actions: On the left-hand side, you’ll find buttons for creating a new document, changing default document settings, and opening existing documents.
Content Area: On the right-hand side, you’ll find the content area. Here you can browse your recent files, learn content, see new feature news from Dimension.
Design mode is the main editing mode for Dimension. This is where you’ll be able to add content and manipulate it to create a composition.
Toolbar: The Toolbar can be found on the left-hand side of the application window. Here you’ll find multiple tools that can be used to interact with the content in the scene.
Canvas: The Canvas is a large area in the center of the application window. In Design mode, this is where you’ll be able to create your scene composition and interact with the content using tools.
Control Bar: The Control bar is just above the main canvas and shows controls related to the canvas including 2D zoom level and preview quality.
Scene Panel: The Scene panel is on the top-right hand side of the application window. The scene panel provides an overview of everything in your current scene. This includes models, materials, environment, cameras, lights, and images.
Actions Panel: The Actions panel is a contextual area that provides quick access to valuable features. This panel is contextual, so you’ll see different actions based on what object you have selected in the scene.
Properties Panel: The Properties panel is a contextual area that provides detailed control for your asset. This panel is contextual, so you’ll see different properties based on what object you have selected in the scene.
Render mode is where you can create final quality images. Learn more about rendering and specific render settings.
Canvas: The Canvas is a large area in the center of the application window. In Render mode, this is where you’ll be able to view your final images as they are rendered.
Render Settings Panel: The Render Settings panel is on the top-right of the application window. This provides an area for you to configure your renders.
Render Status Panel: The Render Status panel is on the bottom-right of the application window. This area will show you the status of all of your renders.