Freshly Sketched: Adobe Dimension 2.0 is 3D for Graphic Designers

Today, at Adobe MAX, we are excited to join with Adobe in announcing that native SketchUp interoperability has been added to Adobe Dimension 2.0.

Adobe Dimension 2.0: 3D Packaging Design in the Creative Cloud
Adobe Dimension 2.0: 3D Packaging Design in the Creative Cloud

When Adobe Dimension 1.0 was launched about a year ago, it introduced the world to a new kind of creative space. One that brought the macrocosms of 2D graphic design and 3D modeling together into one simplified tool. For traditional Illustrator and Photoshop users, Dimension gave a spatial context to classic graphic design work like product packaging, product photo shoots, and apparel design. For architects and interior designers, Dimension offered a new way to work with presentation renderings. And for artists of all kinds, Dimension blissfully blurred the line between 2D and 3D.

Adobe Dimension can now ingest any .skp - so get modeling!
Adobe Dimension can now ingest any .skp - so get modeling!

Today, Dimension 2.0 is being released, and the team has been super busy! Interoperability between Dimension and the rest of Adobe’s Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop and Illustrator in particular) has been greatly improved. And one more thing…

Adobe Dimension now natively reads SketchUp models. All of them, with 100% fidelity.

With today’s release, Dimension now natively reads SketchUp models. All of them, with 100% fidelity. Yup, you read that right. Working on a new piece of furniture that you want to show off to the neighbor? With Dimension, you can make a beautiful rendering to shows it off in high style. Maybe you’re working on an interior design for a new coffee shop? Drag and drop (yep, it’s that easy!) that model into Dimension and detail the labels on every bag of coffee beans.

Show your products inside their display, right in your SketchUp model.
Show your products inside their display, right in your SketchUp model.

We’re so excited to be able to share this announcement with you guys, and we can’t wait to see what new ways of working you come up with using it. Why not give it a try? If you are an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber, the full release of Dimension is already yours to use. If not, head on over to Adobe for a free trial. 

Share your Dimension projects on the 3D Warehouse with the #dimension so we can see what you’re up to!

PS: If you happen to be in Los Angeles next Wednesday night, we’re throwing a little soiree with our friends from Adobe, and you’re invited. Contact Ross McKegney at mckegney@adobe.com for details. 

About the Author

John Bacus

John is a Product Management Director at Trimble Navigation, where he is responsible primarily for the growing SketchUp family of products.

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