3D visualization of art
Ability to visualize the art on a 3D model.
Ability to make basic adjustments to 3D attribute.
Peter Szalo commented
3D for packaging needed, for boxes. We need to check the 2D artwork on the 3D model when the flaps on the box has to be graphically infinite or the graphics is in certain part divided on the flaps.
Solution for the boxes is to use the die layer for generating the 3D. Straight lines (joined) cut the artwork (cutting the bleed down, simulating windows) and the dashed lines can be used to simulate angles - creasing (simple renaming the object to a number = bend angle). This would be perfect feature for Illustrator, we can link any PDF into it and generate 3D, export transparent PNG, JPG or even 3D PDF for customer, for E-shops, for Photoshop. 3D model is sometimes better to use, specially when the box is a new never printed one. How much money and time it takes to create graphics, approve, to print it, then take it to professional photographer to make simple photos for photoshop to make finally a simple product advertising? Illustrator and 3D is the solution! Timesaving, costs saving.
[Deleted User] commented
# Ability to visualize the art on a 3D model; - no thanks, not particularly.
To have 3D objects on the artboard in the same style as the 3D extrude and bevel effect, with a 3D transformation tool and lighting adjustments? Absolutely, I'd love that!
[Deleted User] commented
I often use the 3D Revolve effect to apply a label design to a cylinder. It works great and has improved a great deal from the first time this function was introduced - thanks.
It would also be great if we could apply labels to cones or compound curves without warping the graphics.
In the attached example you see the challenge - how do we apply the yellow graphics to the cone as though it were a sticker? (I frequently work with bottle necks.)
Thanks for reading.
Mark Nicoll commented
Note - this is not the same feature as "3D visualisation of art / Ability to visualize the art on a 3D modell" https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/31362271-3d-visualization-of-art although that would be cool too
Mark Nicoll commented
I would like to see Illustrator’s 3D capability expanded to include importing 3D models into the artboard with some basic transformations and lighting. Nothing particularly fancy. Say for example I wanted a car model in my composition, I could bring it in and tweak it to fit the scene (scale it, rotate it, adjust the light colour and angle). I absolutely love the ‘3D extrude and bevel’ effect – it has become an essential, powerful part of my workflow, and 3D objects would be on another level of useful to the team.
Intelligent 2D vectorisation of 3D models (expanding) would also be awsome. Rather than just generating a huge pile of paths and clipping masks (or simply rasterising), I want it to only output the barest minimum number of paths, compound shapes, and points, uniting adjacent surfaces as it goes, preferably without clipping masks. Additionally, I’d like it to keep shadow/lighting information in a separate multiply group above, with the unlit surface paths underneath. The shadow colour would be added to swatches as a global colour. I'm not aware of any programs out there doing this particular feature at all nicely, no doubt for a reason (it's hard?) but still... I can wish ;).
Marci Stewart commented
I would like the ability to bring a 3d CAD file into Adobe Illustrator and be able to manipulate the layers like any other vector file. I know a CAD file can be exported as a DWG file and brought into illustrator with it's existing layers, but this is only possible with a 2d CAD file. It would be a huge help if this were available for 3d as well.
Illustrator is THE premiere 2D graphics program. Having the ability to make 3D shapes for 2D output is ok, but it leaves me hanging when I want to have an actual 3D model that I can continuously rotate. Adding the ability to actually shape and output 3D models for 3D printing and 3D rendering would make this program untouchable! PhotoShop was able to integrate 3D capability and has left Illustrator behind. 3D printing is only getting better. Illustrator should step up to the plate and get with the times.
Nicholas Langford commented
P.S. A.I. and A.E. have different potentials for 3D and different applications. A vector type 3d engine would be useful for a certain design style as PS has one now. They have different tools to create objects and people specialize in them. Make each one have a 3d type interface that has desirableness to the tool set. AI is auto cad ish. Cuttin this short think about it. 3D imagining will pick up with ease of use. If you can design 3D shapes in AI to use in P.F. it would make the program take of in a more suitable area and AI would be purchased more making the whole suite more appealing.
Gary Ferster commented
This is valuable because it would allow users the option of illustrating and designing with multiple objects in a shared 3D space, which 3D Effects currently does not allow.
Please add export to FBX and/or OBJ (with materials) with colors separated. Because now exporting art, and to get it into a 3D modeler is an adventure in an of itself. And also highly unproductive.