Just updated Ai a couple days ago. The new 3D and Materials window does not have the Map Art button. It does not show up when I search for it in the Help dropdown, either. Map Art was so simple, and it's exactly what I need right now. Is it gone forever? Is there a work around? I'm trying to map a jpeg to a 3D object.
Use the Effect > 3D and materials > 3D (Classic)
Bless you, sir - i was about to have a heart attack when i couldn't find it.
That's ok when you just want to use the Classic 3D, but I don't think you can combine the new Materials with Map Art right now..?
You will need the Substance tools to create materials that use your own artwork when you want it in the new 3D effects.
Absolutely ridiculous that the mapping feature has been taken away from this now.
It is a work in progress.
3D and Materials (Technology Preview)
Adobe continues to invest in new capabilities that would enhance the Illustrator experience. We would like you to participate and try out 3D and Materials feature and provide feedback. Please note that the feature is in Technology Preview, and hence some of the capabilities would evolve including performance.
PLEASE, bring back the 3D-mapping feature. I know it's in the "Classic 3D" menu-link, but PLEASE put it the new 3D functionality.
Obviously the term "Classic..." mean Adobe is about to get rid of it. So please add 3D mapping back to the new 3D tool. I use 3D mapping with Symbols ALL THE TIME.
Sorry folks, removing a feature before you have figured out how to keep it with whatever "enhancements" you plan is ridiculous. As you are talking about "investments", do I get a refund while you are "enhancing"?
No 3D features have been removed.
Thank you so much! This simple answer was amazing!
Please add the map art function to the new extrude and bevel option!
In Illustrator Help, is says to click on the Map Art button, but there isn't one.... Am I missing something?
See the correct answer above.
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New readers should note that this was added to the new 3D effects during this year, under 'Materials':