Adobe Dimension Tool

Adobe Dimension is a tool for 2D and 3D compositing. Dimension is now part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Includes two of the most significant features:

  • the ability to import materials straight from Allegorithmic Substance Desinger;
  • the ability to process the image, thanks to the power of cloud servers, without using the resources of the local computer.

For whom?

It’s a 3D design tool built for graphic designers. With extensive integration with Adobe Stock, you can easily combine 2D and 3D assets for product snapshots, scene renderings and abstract art. You can preview your design, experiment and edit your ideas without creating a final image to see your work. You can also enlarge the preview window to see details nearby.

Advantages of Adobe Dimension

First of all, this is support for exporting files to Adobe Photoshop.

The Adobe Dimension CC interface is similar to that of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, so no additional training is required to use the application. Display preliminary rendering results in real time using V-Ray Dimension.


To browser

There are minimum browser requirements: Internet Explorer 5.5+, Safari 1.0+, Opera 8.0+, Firefox 1.0.5+, Chrome. Here are some recommended: Internet Explorer 12, Opera 36, Firefox 46, Chrome 41.0.2272.89, Safari: 9.2.

To processor

A compatible processor (also called the CPU or Central Processing Unit) lets you experience better performance with Dimension. Also, performance issues, errors, or crashes may occur if your computer’s processor or its driver is incompatible with Dimension. To get the best experience using Dimension, install the application on a computer with a compatible processor that is named in the list below:

  • Intel Core i5 (2011 or newer);
  • Intel Core i7 (2011 or newer);
  • Intel Xeon (2011 or newer);
  • AMD A8;
  • AMD A10 ;
  • AMD Ryzen.


A compatible graphics processor (also called a graphics card, video card, or GPU) lets you experience better performance with Dimension, completing renders significantly faster. Our initial implementation of GPU Rendering works with select NVidia cards on Windows only.

GPU Rendering requires a minimum of 8GB VRAM. 16GB VRAM is recommended.

Adobe has tested the following graphics processor card series:

  • NVIDIA GTX 2060 RTX;
  • NVIDIA GTX 1080 TI ;
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070;
  • NVIDIA GTX 980 TI.

While older generations of cards, such as 9XXX, 8XXX, and 7XXX series are supported, they may not perform as well as modern cards in the tested list.

In addition to being on a supported card, you must be on the minimum supported driver, version 436.15 or later. It’s recommended to be on the latest drivers. We recommend using the NVIDIA GeForce Experience application, which will manage driver notifications and updates.

New features of Adobe Dimension

Other new features include enhancements to high-resolution graphics on top of 3D models (like a logo placed on a 3D bottle). Previously, they often looked a little shabby, but now they will always be in high definition. In addition, Dimension now also supports CC Libraries, as well as Adobe’s resource sharing service with Creative Cloud tools, which ensures that when you edit an image in Photoshop, for example, that image is immediately available in Dimension.

V-Ray is used for rendering. Dimension shows you what your render will look like in real time to get an idea of what the final image will look like without wasting time on the final rendering.

Dimension allows you to work with 3D assets in an interface design similar to Adobe XD, although its target audience is designers who have most likely worked in Maxon Cinema 4D. Unlike flat layers in Photoshop or Illustrator, here users can work in a 3D sphere.