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  1. Ability to save presets for each tab in 3D and Materials panels: Object, Materials, Lighting

    Illustrator allows us to save appearance attributes as graphic styles, but recently we got the complex 3D and Materials effect that has a lot of different parameters in it.

    The current system allows us to save all of these parameters altogether: extrusion depth, rotation angles, material settings, applied lights...
    But if we need to save ONE of these — that is, for example, only the material, or only the lights, or only extrusion and rotations, — Ai does not provide means to do it.

    Please introduce a system to save presets per each tab the 3D and Materials panel has:…

    26 votes

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  2. 3D shadows color and opacity change

    3D effects give only a black shadow that makes 3D object's color dirty, greyish. And it looks like 90's 3D effect. Possibility to change the shadow color? Or the shadow color bases on the object's colors and thus makes the diffuse.

    34 votes

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  3. 2 votes

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  4. ドロップシャドウのカラー設定を異なるカラーモードのドキュメント操作時に初期化してほしい

    ドロップシャドウのカラー値は前回適用された値が保持されています。この値は変更されるかアプリケーションを終了するまで保持されます。
    この挙動はカラーモードの異なるドキュメントを編集している際に問題になる場合があります。
    例えば、カラーモードがRGBのドキュメントにてドロップシャドウをデフォルトの数値で適用した場合、ドロップシャドウが持つカラー地はRGB各値が0となっています。この状態でカラーモードがCMYKのドキュメントに移りドロップシャドウを適用するとカラー値がC:93,M:88,Y:89:K:80となり、いわゆる4C割れという状態となりまます。
    ver.27で解消された4色に割れたブラックが適用されてしまうわけで、この状態はよくありません。

    ドキュメントのカラーモードとドロップシャドウの持つカラー値がマッチしない場合、デフォルトのカラー値にフォールバックさせるようにしていただきたいと思います。

    20 votes

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  5. Make Shadow bounds for 3D and Materials to auto-match the actual shadow bounds

    Please eliminate the shadow bounds for 3D objects, or make it infinite, or at least something more generous than 400%: 4000% perhaps? 40,000%

    8 votes

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  6. An ability to create custom bevel profiles for 3D and Materials Extrude

    We can create our own profiles for now Classic Extrude, by modifying the Bevels.ai — located here:
    Mac: /Applications/Adobe Illustrator [version]/Support Files/Resources/[locale]
    Win: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator [version]\Support Files\Required\Resources[locale]

    But changing the file does nothing to customize bevels for the modern 3D!
    They seem to be hardcoded.
    Please, make the same file to be recognized by the modern 3D, or perhaps come up with some better way, that does not require to modify a red-only file and restarting Ai — for both 3D methods.

    4 votes

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  7. I wish I could use Photoshop's Median Filter as an Effect in Illustrator. (Photoshop → Filter → Noise → Median)

    I wish I could use Photoshop's Median Filter as an Effect in Illustrator. (Photoshop → Filter → Noise → Median)

    3 votes

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  8. Allow new Smooth command (not the tool) to be a live effect also

    New Smooth is quite handy to deal with rugged shapes. But it is also introduces the new 'dialog-less' approach, when we are basically given a dialog that auto-commits on dropping a selection. Once it is dropped, the change is applied. We will get accustomed to that.

    But imagine I smoothed something, then get distracted, and returned to the smoothed path a while after. To undo and reapply this I’d have to go back in History (at least we finally have it).

    What if we can apply this as an effect to an object, rather than a immediate filter? It means…

    8 votes

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  9. Graphic Styles direct hotkeys

    Some of us use graphics styles A LOT. And a way to quickly apply them now requires aiming and clicking. In modern now, a precise targeted click is the most inconvenient, attention-expensive, and rather ineffective gesture.

    Pro users use hotkeys.
    Since InDesign’s Quick Apply is not a thing yet (that’s another story), we’d like to be able to assign direct hotkeys to chosen styles.

    There are several ways to approach this: by name, or by position in the list... but not as an action wrapper — we have so little of F-keys.

    3 votes

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  10. Calculate the bounds in Document Raster Effects Settings automatically

    As for today, if you apply a Gaussian Blur or a Drop Shadow effect to a shape — with a large enough value — it often gets cropped.

    A workaround exists — to go in Effect > Document Raster Effects Settings dialog and increase the 'Add' value, thus increasing the bounds of the image generated.

    ...but why is this still a problem that we, users, should take care of, really? Ai knows how large is the blur, it knows the resolution, yet it can’t calculate the tight bounds automatically. Like what, is there at least one user who’d like their…

    21 votes

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  11. Dimension tool style presets

    The dimension tool gives alot of style options for the arrow size, line thickness, offsets, etc. It would be great to save presets that could be switched from a dropdown list in the dimension tool options dialog.

    2 votes

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  12. 球体のワイヤーフレーム描画に特化したエフェクトを用意して欲しい

    学生向けの講義や試験問題を作成する上で、
    幾何学での球体の描画や、天文学での黄道座標系、
    太陽の方位や高度の説明図を作成するのに非常に苦労する。

    半円を基に、効果 → 回転体(クラシック)で作成しても、
    アピアランス分割、グループ解除、パスの分割等の作業がとてもに苦痛である。

    Inkscapeに実装されている、「ワイヤーフレーム球体」の様な機能が
    Illustratorに実装されれば非常に助かります。

    ご検討をよろしくお願いいたします。

    3 votes

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  13. Live Free Distort

    I would like to see the "Free Distort" effect be extended to work on the actual object, not going through a tiny dialog box that feels like I'm trying to apply it to a postage stamp. It's really difficult to apply a distorted shape to a larger area when I am guessing if a 1-pixel move of a tiny handle is going to make a difference or not. It would be amazing if four independent handles were on the actual art and allow me to move the corners exactly to the spot I want to place them at. It's a…

    2 votes

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  14. Text to Vector Graphic (Beta) feature: Turn Off

    I'd like to be able to turn off the new feature for "text to vector graphic (beta)" if possible.

    2 votes

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  15. Additional style for Dimension tool in new Beta version

    The current Beta version is showing the new Dimensions tool, but as you can see in my screen shot, where I am working actual size, for the small dimensions it would help if there was an option to have the arrows outside the lines going toward the inside of the dimension rather than the outside. Thus leaving the small gap empty and making it visually clearer.

    5 votes

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  16. 3D & Materials: separate colour/material for extrusion

    Please introduce the ability to apply separate colour and material to the extruded part of a 3D shape. There are multiple examples where such a feature would immensely help recreating real world objects. For example: laser cut plywood (burned edges, parallel to the surface), slice of bread, etc. Basically, any cut object which interior is different to its surface.

    4 votes

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  17. Reduce / Extend path effect

    Like in After Effects, it would be very useful to have an effect or an option in the Stroke panel like the "reduce path" animation option to draw more complex strokes (instead of duplicate them), like in the RubberHose plug-in. Could be useful to draw characters or set up files to export to AE.
    Thanks.

    1 vote

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  18. 'Exclude stroke width' option in Transform effect

    When I apply Transform effect to a stroked object, Illustrator includes stroke width and the resulting effect isn't aligned to the main object's skeleton. Consider that I want to mirror a shape and what I expect is the paths to perfectly align to each other. But what happens is that Illustrator treats strokes like they are expanded paths. I usually have to move the effect to correct it.

    There should be an option in Transform effect that let the user exclude stroke width from effect. That would resolve this issue.

    2 votes

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  19. Randomize shape effect

    I would love a tool like "Roughen" that instead gives the shape a randomized, slightly affected path to give a more hand-drawn feel. There is a VERY small window with Roughen, that kind of gives this effect, before it gives a "spiked" appearance, but a tool to specifically randomize a "hand drawn" look would be nice.

    2 votes

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  20. Photoshop効果

    Photoshop効果のぼかしに移動を追加して欲しい。
    これによってグラデーションや透明によるマスクで処理するよりも簡易に出来るようになるし、なによりもテキストの処理に可能性が広がる。

    1 vote

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