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How to preview image in finder for dimension projects

Explorer ,
Jul 18, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

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I cannot see a preview image of my dimension project when I open finder in mac. This can be a long and confusing process to open the correct folder when I can only see a long list of dimension icons when I open finder. I wonder if anyone can help me with this one please?

Many thanks in advance.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019
After installing some apps, that apps install a plug-in in Bridge to be able to preview files. I suggest you uninstall Dimension and install it again.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 19, 2019 Jul 19, 2019

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yes its Windows and Mac mate... this is what happens when the team that designs the ui knows nothing about the product

feel free to ask them to include it here Adobe Dimension Feedback Portal

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2019 Jul 20, 2019

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You can use Adobe Bridge Explorer to view Dn file. Here is mineCapture.JPG

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Explorer ,
Jul 20, 2019 Jul 20, 2019

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Thank you Ares. Now I know there's something wrong on my mac because I've opened Bridge and am still only seeing the Dimension icon.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 21, 2019 Jul 21, 2019

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My Bridge version is 9.1.0.338

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Explorer ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Mine too

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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Please fill it as bug into Adobe Dimension Feedback Portal for getting answer form engineering team,

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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I can see Dn file without any first rendering. Interesting.

Capture.JPG 

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Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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That is interesting. Read an article that said Bridge now integrates Dimension - but I cant find that option in my drop down as you've pictured. I've downloaded the latest Bridge and Dimension versions but appear not to have those options. Sooooooo frustrating!!

I know it's my fault in some way but can't figure out what!!

Thanks for all your help.

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Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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No - sorry. I uninstalled, then reinstalled Bridge today and I DO have the .dn option now, but still no preview for exported .dn model as before......

Thanks again for your help.

Over and out.....

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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After installing some apps, that apps install a plug-in in Bridge to be able to preview files. I suggest you uninstall Dimension and install it again.

Marlon Ceballos.

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Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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Thanks for that. Will give it a try.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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Interesting but are you sure you have never rendored that shape? If you open the dn and add a new background image (without rendor but saved) does it show up in the bridge previews

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Hi. Please check in Bridge if in Preferences > File Type Associations, you have listed Dimension (.dn)

Marlon Ceballos.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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to be clear, file type lists what software to use when you open the file i.e, open it with Adobe Dimension (or whatever you browse to) but he is saying that the icon [image] doesn't show and that has nothing to do with the File Type Associations list

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LEGEND ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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charms2601  wrote

Thank you Ares. Now I know there's something wrong on my mac because I've opened Bridge and am still only seeing the Dimension icon.

to be clear, only Dn files that have actually been rendored will show as having an image in Bridge

Screenshot (2830).png

Try opening one of your Dn files and run a quick (fast) rendor then open Bridge and see if you now have an image in your preview?

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Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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Yes, you're absolutely right. Ran a quick render and can see the .dn file in bridge.....will do that in future. Thanks so much....weird but it works....

BUT - I want to be able to see a preview of the .dn model that i can now export from Dimension and save....but it's absolutely no good until you can preview your model collection without first having to open. I have a Sketchup library with thousands of models and rely on being able to preview. Can't believe this hasn't been a consideration.

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Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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Screenshot 2019-07-23 19.17.14.jpg

1: Quick render saved as Dimension .dn file and visible on Bridge

2: Export of model as is now possible with latest upgrade but no ability to preview. Nice upgrade but really disappointing lack of attention to full integration.

I received a response to my feedback about this from Adobe with an acknowledgement that this has not "come across the radar" and they'll be happy to look into it. Dimension has so much potential but these oversights make it a non-contender.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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Here is Adobe Bridge Feedback . Hope they can find a solution for you.

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Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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Okay sooooooo - with all your help and suggestions I can now preview my .dn models but have to open in Bridge as suggested. The option to drag and drop the .dn file into Dimension is useful because the preview image is there after a quick render.Screenshot 2019-07-24 10.21.32.jpg

Thank you so much for your help. You guys are great!!!

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