Photoshop 3D features are being removed

Adobe Employee ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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As of Photoshop 22.5, released in August 2021, Photoshop’s 3D features will be discontinued. 3D features have enjoyed long success within Photoshop over the course of  10+ years, however the personal computing industry has recently been transitioning away from use of OpenGL  (having to do specifically with the use of GPUs, which is critical for 3D) toward native GPU APIs, which ultimately began the slow deterioration of Photoshop’s 3D features, all of which needed OpenGL. As difficult of a decision as removing 3D features from Photoshop is, the silver lining is that the next generation of 3D content creation tools from Adobe is already here. Check out the Substance line of 3D products.

 

For more details, please visit Photoshop discontinued 3D Q&A.

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Engaged ,
Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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Materials, but not objects. 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 02, 2021 Nov 02, 2021

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yes @csaper  thats called marketing i.e, the cake is a lie!

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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How about Filter > 3D > Generate Bump/Normal map?
Are these awesome features will be removed as well? That's very frustrating.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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Yes those features use the 3D engine so will be removed.

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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@Samolevsky Yeah its going to be a real difficult time for me now, as Photoshop is one of the main softwares i use for my 3D Texturing workflow. I tend to make an albedo map then add normals and export that straight into unity, or substance. But now i have no idea how i can create normals and edit them efficently. Designer is not a software that i can easily use, plus you cant control each UV shell properly. 😞 

 

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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this brand new functionality (removal of the 3D functionality) seems to me something more ... however, while browsing the community, I asked myself in 2022, what is ADOBE PHOTOSHOP going to bring us again as a novelty?

I came across something interesting ...

learn all about the main new features of ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 2022 and its user manuals only from this link

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New Here ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Adobe have made a move that really has an unfortunate effect on us customers. All I need to be able to do is add 3D text to some of my images and now I need to pay another full price subscription, essentially doubling my monthly sub, just to be able to add in some 3D words because the only app that does this is Substance 3D Stager.....anyone got any ideas on how I can do this with any other packages please?

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New Here ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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If you use illustrator, please take a look at the recent updated features for 3D.

I think it will provide what you need for 3D type and much more.

 

Dave

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New Here ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Hi Reverend Rob,

I use photoshop mainly to add 3D text abs to make normal maps for my 3D art so I understand your frustration. There is a way around this, one would be to not update your photoshop and use the current version you have which will maintain the 3D Tools.

 

Another application would be GIMP there is a way to create 3D objects and text but it's not as easy as photoshop unfortunately. 

Hope this helps!

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Explorer ,
Dec 07, 2021 Dec 07, 2021

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Here's the problem with using Substance. 3D was included with Photoshop, in which we must buy a plan to get Photoshop. Substance is a SEPARATE plan and cost's $30 or more. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't want to pay for Substance, which has a larger learning curve, than photoshop. Now if Adobe was including Substance in the place of the native 3D that comes with photoshop, that's another thing. Futhermore. Why is 3D even available in the latest version of Photoshop, when it can't be used? I clearly understand that I could always download the latest version of PS with a stable 3D, however that version has other bugs that V23 doesn't. i.e. liquify. Maybe someone could explain all over this to me. All i know is my clients aren't going to be happy because I have to take more time to complete a project, which in turn is going to cost them more because of my time and effort. I was much easier and quicker, the way it was. I can't even have both photoshops open at the same time. Now I'm gonna have to load both versions separately or on 2 different laptops. Many people can't afford this luxury.

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New Here ,
Dec 10, 2021 Dec 10, 2021

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So generating normal maps in photshop is dead?

 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 11, 2021 Dec 11, 2021

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you have the wrong tool selected

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but to answer your question, yes Adobe has dropped making normal maps inside Photoshop and its past time to move on

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