Adobe launches Dimension CC, its 3D compositing tool formerly known as Project Felix

Frederic Lardinois

Almost exactly a year ago, Adobe launchedProject Felix, its 3D compositing tool for designers who want to combine their 2D images with 3D assets. Today, this tools is coming out of its preview period and the company is launching it under a new moniker: Adobe Dimensions. With this, Project Felix/Adobe Dimension becomes a fully fledged member of the Creative Cloud family.

The general idea behind Dimension is to give designers the necessary tools to bring their 2D and 3D assets together without having to study what are typically highly complex and specialized applications. Dimension keeps things simply but is still powerful enough to allow designers to create photorealistic images for their packaging, product shots and branding needs. Like similar applications, it's split between a design mode that lets you arrange your assets, assign textures and materials and work on lighting, and a rendering mode that creates the final image.

Using its machine learning smarts, Adobe's tool will try to automatically determine the best lighting for a scene and position its lighting source in the right spot. Dimension will also try to automatically align objects with the horizon.

One of the biggest issues for designers who want to get started with a tool like this is having access to 3D models. To help them, Adobe is adding support for 3D scenes to its Adobe Stock catalog and those who have mastered Dimension can also now offer those scenes in Adobe Stock, too.