Learn about new features and enhancements in the November 2019 release of Dimension (version 3.0)
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New lighting system

Create your own custom studio lighting setup with Directional lights to get the exact look you want in your scenes.

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Export for augmented reality

Export your Dimension assets to view in Aero—Adobe's new augmented reality authoring tool.

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New blended render preview

Enable high quality rendering effects like lighting and reflections directly in your editing canvas.

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GPU rendering (beta)

Work significantly faster with a compatible graphics processor (also called a graphics card, video card, or GPU) accelerated rendering.

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New universal Select tool

Use the new select tool for major layout interactions to move objects along surfaces of other objects and within the screen space.

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Match Image updates 

Use the Match Image feature, powered by Adobe Sensei, to automatically update the 3D lighting and camera perspective of your scene.

Other enhancements

Other enhancements

Find information about other enhancements in Dimension with this release.

This release brings major improvements to the lighting system, exports for augmented reality, and an updated render preview workflow.

New lighting system

Dimension now allows you to create multiple light sources and change their color, shape, and positioning to get the exact look you want. Use global lighting controls to adjust your overall lighting or isolate lights to focus on specific effects. Use the interactive light placement to position highlights directly on the surface of objects.

Create custom lighting in Dimension
You can now create custom lighting by adding multiple directional lights, each with a custom position, color, and shape.

Export for augmented reality with Aero

You can easily see your Dimension assets overlaid into the real world with Adobe's new new augmented reality authoring tool. The Export for Aero option in Dimension automatically prepares your assets for viewing in AR. With Aero, you can easily add both 3D and 2D content to a project, add behaviors and animations, and share both interactive experiences or captured AR video.

Export your assets created in Dimension to Aero
Export your assets created in Dimension to Aero

To learn more about exporting Dimension assets to Aero, see Using Dimension with Aero.

To learn more about Adobe's new AR tool, see What is Adobe Aero.

New blended render preview

The new Render Preview mode in Dimension enables high-quality rendering effects like lighting and reflections directly in your editing canvas by blending from realtime to raytraced engines. This blended experience lets you make fast edits and quickly see the photorealistic render effects on the canvas.

Interactive render preview in Dimension
Render Preview now lets you see high quality rendering directly in your design canvas by blending realtime and raytraced rendering.

To learn more about the See Render overview for more information.

GPU rendering (beta)

Delays in the creative process can be a real drain, so we’re pleased to announce Dimension's first GPU rendering integration. With GPU-accelerated rendering for both preview and final renders, you can work significantly faster to get the look you want and create final, photorealistic quality imagery.

Dimension's first GPU rendering integration
Dimension's first GPU rendering integration

For now, this beta feature is available for Windows nVidia cards only. See GPU rendering (Beta) for more information and a list of supported cards.

New universal Select tool

What's better than Move, Rotate, and Scale tools? A single Select tool that lets you move, rotate, and scale without having to swap tools. Our newly designed Select tool lets you do all of the major layout interactions and includes new functions for moving objects along the surfaces of other objects and anywhere in workspace!

New Select tool to arrange complex scenes
The new Select tool lets you arrange complex scenes by moving, rotating, and scaling without changing tools.

Match Image updates for indoor backgrounds

In the latest update, we've made big improvements to our Match Image feature, powered by Adobe Sensei, which automatically updates the 3D lighting and camera perspective of your scene to match background images. Match Image will now generate multiple lights for things like windows or lamps, giving better results for indoor photographs.

Match Image now detects and matches multiple light sources, such as indoor windows and lamps.
Match Image now detects and matches multiple light sources, such as indoor windows and lamps.

See Using Match Image for more information on how to composite a background image into your 3D scene.

Other enhancements

  • Home mode: The application now includes a Home mode which lets you return to the start screen at any time.
  • Close command: Added a new Close command to the File menu to let you close your current document.

  • Canvas snapshot: Added the ability to quickly export a PNG snapshot of your canvas. This will capture the canvas at the current visual quality.

  • Edit Material action: Added a new action when an object is selected that will move you to the material editing view of the scene panel.

  • File Revert menu: Added a new Revert option in the File menu to let you quickly return to your last saved state.

  • Save Status indicator: Added a new indicator (the * symbol) to the document title to let you know you have unsaved work.

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