Create images that pop off the page with 3D design software.

3D imaging and printing is becoming ever more important in graphic design. Not only are 3D tools useful for creating greater naturalism and depth of field in 2D artwork — immersive environments and VR glasses are three-dimensional by nature. Where 3D artwork used to be seen on a flat screen, it can now be viewed as a solid object and the viewer’s perspective is no longer limited to one angle. Optical and perspective tricks are no longer enough, and the tools to create solid graphical objects must handle the task easily. Draw, design, and animate with the best 3D tools.

3D design software

Take illustration to the next level with 3D design software.


Build 3D designs and models using the comprehensive toolkit for vector art in Adobe Illustrator CC. Make, edit and light objects to create depth and placement.

  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Rotate. Revolve. Extrude.

    Adobe Illustrator CC

    The industry-leading toolset for creating vector shapes. Create anything with lines, ellipses, polygons, colours, textures and fonts.
     
Start with flat shapes

Start with flat shapes
Three-dimensional objects are combinations of geometric shapes. 3D vector art is built the same way that 2D vector art is, by adding and subtracting geometric elements.
 
Extrude, revolve, rotate

Extrude, revolve, rotate
Take a flat profile and stretch it into the third dimension. Spin that profile around an axis or simply change the angle of your drawing to the screen by rotating.
 
Add, adjust, subtract

Add, adjust, subtract
Combine shapes for more complex objects. Grab vertexes to adjust their location and subtract 3D shapes to create your design.
 
Map and light

Map and light
Add textures or surfaces by mapping a 2D image onto the surfaces you have drawn. Move the location of your virtual lights to accentuate your object.

Powerful features let you make complex 3D images.

Bevels
Bevels
Give a 3D object a more realistic definition by using bevels on edges. Bevel in or out of an object to get the effect you want.

Perspective
Perspective
One-point, two-point and three-point preset perspective grids help you to create your art. Adjust the grid using the 3D design software’s Ground Level widget.

Mesh objects
Mesh objects
Define complex colour gradients using regular and irregular meshes. Make objects lift up from your canvas and produce elaborate effects.

Dedicated 3D creator.


Designed from the ground up for three-dimensional artwork. A powerhouse of a rendering engine makes your images come alive.

  • The intuitive tool for 3D rendering.
     

    Adobe Dimension CC

    Photorealistic 3D art made easy. Dimension CC offers intuitive controls for lighting, materials, textures and more, as well as automatic tools to align and light naturally.
     
  • Adobe Dimension CC
Pick a 3D asset

Pick a 3D asset
Start with a premade shape or design your own. You can also search Adobe Stock for professional 3D designs to jump-start your project.
 
Add a background

Add a background
Add a photo or design as a background, using the automatic grid alignment feature to align perspectives.
 
Set up your timeline

Choose materials and textures
Apply materials and textures to your shapes. Choose from a variety of metals, plastics, woods and finishes.
 
Refine and save

Refine and save
Use the auto lighting feature to set proper lighting and adjust the position of shadows. Fine-tune the perspective grid to complete the effect and save.

3D building is easier with features in Dimension CC.

Material editing controls
Material editing controls
Adapt materials to your specific project. Change the angle and tiling of textures. Offset for the exact effect you want.

Real-time rendering preview
Real-time rendering preview
See what your edits with the 3D design software will look like in the final artwork. The render engine constantly creates a small image of your final work, so you can fine-tune without waiting for time-consuming full renders.

Shadow and reflection
Shadow and reflection
As you edit your ground plane and materials, shadows and reflections are recomputed for a photorealistic effect.

Get deeper into your animation.


Explore depth in your vector graphics animation. Take a 2D animation and add space and camera movement for a more engaging experience.

  • Adobe Animate CC
  • Bring your artwork to life with 3D animation software.
     

    Adobe Animate CC

    Design animations for web, games and video. Create for multiple platforms including HTML5 Canvas, WebGL and Flash/Adobe AIR.
     
Start with vector graphics

Start with vector graphics
Add your vector graphics and define your timeline. Edit and scale your graphics to fit your composition.
 
Build layers

Build layers
To create the illusion of space, your animations should be put into individual layers. The layers can then be put at various depths to create a space for your animation.
 
Animate

Animate
Set your keyframes and animate your vector graphics. Then animate your camera to pan and zoom across your composition. As the camera moves through space, your animation opens up.
 
Save

Save
Save your project and export it for use on web, games or video as HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, Flash/Adobe AIR or as a GIF or QuickTime film.

Animate CC offers powerful 3D features.

Customised easing
Customised easing
Give a more natural feel to your animation tweens. Using customised easing, you can define more fluid motions and actions for your graphics.

Vector brushes
Vector brushes
Build brushes out of vector artwork. Create complex designs quickly by using repeating components and patterns.

Actions Code Wizard
Actions Code Wizard
Make HTML5 actions for your animations without the need for coding. Pick the settings for your intended action and the code is created automatically.

Make 3D art and designs anywhere.


Be ready for inspiration anywhere with mobile creation apps. Pursue your creative impulse with apps and tools for your phone or tablet.

Reach for vector design tools right in your pocket.

Adobe Illustrator Draw

Draw freehand and make precise vector shapes. Work quickly and intuitively to make vector art with sophisticated gesture interpretation. Full colour, texture, gradient and brush controls help you to create on the spot.
 

Paint, sketch and draw with your tablet or phone.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Never forget to bring your art supplies along. With natural brushes for watercolour, paint and sketching, you can have your tools always at the ready on your handheld device. Combine media effortlessly and follow your inspiration where it leads.
 

Compare 3D design software apps.


Choose the best tool for your project to make 3D art and animation.
 
Illustrator CC
Dimension CC
Animate CC
Illustrator Draw
Photoshop Sketch
3D objects      
Perspective guides
Layer depth        
Create customised brushes    
Use customised brushes
Light controls      
Grid alignment      
Full 3D space        
Desktop app    
Mobile app      

Learn more about 3D design with Creative Cloud.

With a wide selection of tools adding new features all the time, there is something to learn for everybody. Brush up your skills, whether you are just starting out or a grizzled veteran.
Create and edit mesh objects.
Create 3D illusions or complex colour effects using mesh objects. Define mesh lines and colour gradients to be applied over them.
Combine 2D and 3D assets.
Make realistic compositions using 2D and 3D graphics. Build perspective grids, position light sources and automatically create realistic reflections and shadows.
Create realistic compositions for product designs.
Save the trouble of a shoot. Take a 3D design and add artwork to make a photo-real image. Place it onto a background image and produce a natural product photo.

Make artwork and 3D images more quickly with effective apps for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.


With the dedicated tools and powerful rendering engines in Creative Cloud apps, producing 3D designs is quicker and easier. Cloud backup and integration with video, layout and photo editing software make development and collaboration on even the most complicated projects faster. Powerful mobile apps make flexible work easier and online libraries allow immediate sharing and feedback. Membership options for individuals and businesses are reasonably priced. There are even discounts for students and educators. Pick the plan that best suits your needs.

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