Feature summary | Dimension | 2018 releases

Learn what's new in the 2018 releases of Dimension CC.

Dimension CC 1.1.1 | May 2018

This release of Dimension CC provides critical bug fixes.

Fixed customer issues

Issues fixed in Dimension CC 1.1.1 (May 2018 release)

 Resolved an issue with files becoming corrupted if Dimension couldn't automatically generate UVs.

 Resolved an issue with CC Libraries, which was using an incorrect image thumbnail for a preview.

Dimension CC 1.1 | April 2018

This release of Dimension CC rolls out new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

New features

Edit In Photoshop: Send any image from Dimension directly to Photoshop to edit. See the updates in Dimension as soon as the document is saved in Photoshop.

Color support: Dimension CC now supports Colors from Creative Cloud Libraries. Easily apply saved colors to the background, material, and other properties.

Snapping: The Move tool now snaps objects to the ground plane at the bottom, middle, and top of any selection. The Rotate tool can now snap to 1 or 15-degree angle increments while rotating.

Move To Ground: Added a new item to the Action panel and the Object menu to move selected objects to the ground plane.

Marquee selection: You can now click and drag in the canvas to select multiple objects within the drawn rectangular marquee area.

Customizable keyboard shortcuts: Change the keyboard shortcuts for any tools and menu commands in the Preferences menu.

Automatic model cleanup: Models that are imported without certain attributes are now automatically prepared, reducing possible errors and improving the visual quality of objects. This includes generating UVs and normals when none are present.

New languages: Added support for Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian, and Spanish.


Match Image: Improved the accuracy of perspective alignment using the Adobe Sensei Match Image feature.

Focus: Depth of Field has been renamed to Focus. Focused items now stay in focus when the view is moved and an in-canvas focus indicator has been added.

Offscreen indicator: When a selected object is not within view a new offscreen indicator will appear in the canvas. Clicking the indicator now automatically moves the view to the selected object.

Glass rendering: Improved the visual rendering of glass objects, especially when using solid color backgrounds.

Default render name: The default name in Render Mode now uses the filename if working in a saved Dimension file.

Improved .obj loading: Improved the performance when loading .obj files. Loading an .obj file now displays a progress bar and a cancel button.

Transform tool rework: The Move, Scale, and Rotate tools have been updated for improved usability and performance. The colors have been updated for improved visibility.

Improved drag-and-drop: Drag-and-drop can now target materials to the scene panel and images to swatches such as background image.

Saved locked scale settings: Locking the scale of an object or the background is now remembered through selection changes and document sessions.

Object numbering: Improved the way numbering is handled in the scene panel when creating copies of objects.

Selection and transformation: Selecting and using the Move, Rotate, or Scale tool can now be done in one action instead of requiring two separate click events.

Magic Wand selection: The Magic Wand can now make subtractive selections to remove areas from the current selection.

Multiple Render saves: Updated Render Mode to allow for saving both a .png and .psd with one Render instead of requiring multiple renders.

UI enhancements: Single-clicking the panel titles and labels no longer collapses or expands a section. The disclosure of Materials in the Scene panel has been moved from right to left. The icons in the Scene panel have been updated.

What's changed

System Requirements: The minimum supported macOS version has updated from OS X v10.10 (Yosemite) to macOS v10.11 (El Capitan). Dimension CC no longer prevents launch for systems below the minimum requirements. 

Fixed customer issues

Issues fixed in Dimension CC 1.1 (April 2018 release)

 Corrupted save errors: Resolved several issues causing some files to become corrupted on save. Most of the previously corrupted files can now be opened.

 .obj loading errors: Resolved several issues preventing some .obj files from loading. Improved error messaging in unsupported file cases.

 Pasted HTML styling: Resolved an issue where pasting text retained its HTML styling when pasted into text fields.

 Render start up: Resolved an issue on Windows where the render preview and render mode would not start up if the hardware system had not been restarted in a long time. (Windows-only)

 Undo improvements: Resolved some issues where Undo was not correctly tracking the steps for adding background images or magic wand selections.

 Background Scale mode: Resolved an issue where the Background Scale mode was not correctly remembered or displayed.

Dimension CC 1.0.1 | December 2017

This release of Dimension CC rolls out enhancements and bug fixes.


  • The Render Preview now updates faster.

What's changed

  • Updated keyboard shortcuts: Several German and French keyboard shortcuts have been updated to more closely match other Adobe application standards.

Fixed customer issues

Issues fixed in Dimension CC 1.0.1 (December 2017 release)

  •  Resolved an issue with Xeon, i5, and i7 processors from 2011 or earlier, which couldn't launch Dimension CC due to a missing instruction set.
  •  Resolved an issue where saved files were becoming corrupted and could not be reopened.
  •  Resolved an issue where imported .obj files were taking a long time to load when their UVs were out of bounds.
  •  Resolved an issue where a process was left open when closing Dimension CC if the computer does not meet minimum system requirements.

Known issue

(Windows-only) The menus are sometimes missing in Dimension. As a workaround, do the following:

  1. Relaunch the Dimension app.
  2. On the Start screen, click any link (such as Learn).  
  3. Wait on the Start screen until the application menus appear, then proceed to the main application window by using Create New Project.

Dimension CC 1.0 | October 2017


View scenes from any angle

Move, scale, and rotate your objects in any direction to stage your scene exactly as you would like, and then use the orbit, hand, and zoom tools to move around the scene and view it from any angle.

Save your favorite angles with view bookmarks to quickly jump between working views and use familiar shortcuts to zoom to selected objects or to view the full scene.

Customize materials and textures

Get started with materials using a preset and completely customize all the attributes, such as color, roughness, metallicity, and translucence, to create a range of diverse and unique surface appearances.

Add your own images to a material property to control the property with a texture, adding details and variation. Rotate, offset, and tile the position of materials to get the precise placement of a material on any object.

Learn about materials.

Add graphics as decals

Apply your own images, logos, and designs as decals, by layering them over the materials of an object. Control the placement, rotation, and scale of the image directly on the surface of the model.

Give decals unique appearances with surface properties to make them metallic, glossy, or matte.

Watch a tutorial.

Match images

Add a background and automatically match your scene to the image's perspective and lighting. Re-create environments from images to quickly get started with compositing.

Powered by Adobe Sensei.

Customize lighting

Easily add realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections with environment lights; panoramic spherical images that wrap around the scene to provide 360 HDR lighting. Choose from dozens of built-in studio lighting presets and find more on Adobe Stock 3D. Rotate and colorize to get the right look and add sunlight for strong, directional shadows, and lighting.

Learn about lighting.

Add depth with focus

Select any point in the scene to have foreground and background elements blurred, adding depth and focus to a scene.

Material sampling

Use the Sampler tool to quickly sample and apply materials. Customize once and reuse the material through the scene.

Make Smart Selections

Easily select small sections of complex models with the familiar Magic Wand tool. Easily select repeating elements with the Select Similar option. Apply materials to Magic Wand selections even when complex models are built in one piece.

Familiar scene organization

Work quickly using the Scene panel. Automatically expand groups and complex models to highlight and show selected parts to navigate quickly. Easily rearrange, rename, hide, lock, and group objects.


Rendering powered by V-Ray

V-Ray is an award-winning rendering engine that has been the standard in film and animation industries for years. Adobe has partnered with Chaos Group to bring the V-Ray rendering engine in Dimension.

Learn about rendering.

Render high-quality output in multiple formats

Easily render photorealistic quality without being an expert using presets. Choose between PNG and multi-layered PSD output formats. Work with Photoshop for powerful compositing and post-processing of your images using 16-bit and 32-bit output formats with multiple layers.

Use selection layers with the magic wand to isolate material or objects in the 2D render, depth layers to add post-processing blur and other effects, and separated 3D content and background image layers allow for further compositing.


Content presets

Get up and running quickly with built-in presets designed to help with common workflows. The preset packs include bottles and packages for identity design, signage and installations for location visualization, and abstract shapes for conceptual work.

Adobe Stock 3D

Explore an entire section of Adobe Stock with three new types of high-quality content - both free and premium.

  • Get models of anything from furniture to foliage, packaging to pens, and much more. Use them as-is or customize them in Dimension with new materials and textures.
  • Find a variety of materials, such as metals, wood, plastics, fabrics, and glasses, to quickly get a look you want and customize it further in Dimension.
  • Jump-start your design with easy-to-use environment lights that provide HDR lighting, high-quality reflections, and shadows for your 3D scenes with one click.

Browse Adobe Stock 3D.

Creative Cloud Libraries

Access your custom assets with Creative Cloud Libraries directly in the app to easily bring in your own graphics, models, materials, and lights.

Import custom content

Bring in your own graphics, models, materials, and lights. Supported files include .jpg, .png, .psd (graphics), .obj (models), .mdl (materials), and .hdri, .exr, and .ibl (lights).

Create materials with Adobe Capture

Download the Adobe Capture app to turn photos into high-quality and tiling materials for use in your Dimension projects.

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