Intuitive 3D for Graphic Designers
Add and edit 3D objects directly within Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 using the new Cineware for Illustrator plug-in. Apply your label artwork to 3D packaging or incorporate 3D elements seamlessly into your 2D artwork.
The Cineware for Illustrator plugin is available for download here.
What you can do with Cineware for Illustrator
Rotate, position and show/hide individual 3D objects from any Cinema 4D scene, all within Adobe Illustrator.
Adjust the color, reflection, luminance, transparency and bump within Adobe Illustrator. You can even apply vector artwork to the surface of 3D models.
Switch between pre-set cameras or use simple navigation tools to choose your preferred viewing angle.
Enable or disable lights and change their color to set a mood and emphasize shapes.
Dozens of objects to get you started
We’ve partnered with Turbosquid, the best online source for 3D models, to jump-start your journey into the 3rd dimension with packaging and other 3D object collections.
Infinite possibilities with Cinema 4D
Cineware for Illustrator uses the same powerful 3D engine as Cinema 4D, the most intuitive professional 3D application. Import any .c4d file or explore for yourself the advanced modeling, materials and animation capabilities available in Cinema 4D.
Help us help you
Cineware for Illustrator could become an essential part of your creative process. We can’t do that without your feedback. Please let us know what would make this plug-in even more valuable to your workflow.
Available for macOS & Windows 10
Add new dimension to your design
With Cineware for Illustrator, you can refine and present product visualizations like never before, use 3D objects as reference for vector drawings, or mix 2D and 3D artwork to create innovative designs.
Give your design some context. Drag your Illustrator artwork directly onto a 3D object to see how labels and packaging will look when printed. Keep changing things on the fly until you’re satisfied, and seamlessly go from design to visualization.
Just use Illustrator’s File > Place command to add a .c4d file to your .ai document, or use the File > Open command to place your 3D artwork in a new Illustrator document.
Place Illustrator artwork on a 3D object with a simple drag-and-drop. Adjust the artwork, camera view, materials and objects to your heart’s content.
Load a 3D object or scene and use it as reference for Illustrator artwork. It’s easy to view the object from any angle, and with any focal length. Drawing with perspective has never been so easy!
Mix vectors and 3D elements to create artwork in a way you never could before. Mask objects to weave your vector artwork behind, between and around 3D elements. For more flexible design.
Easily mask out the background by choosing the automatically created alpha so 3D elements can be placed on existing vector artwork.
Use object masks to separate 3D objects and fit vector elements in-between.
Cut through 3D layers with transparency masks and blend artwork with elements underneath.
Begin your Journey
These bite-size videos will help you quickly master the basics of Cineware for Illustrator. You’ll be incorporating 3D into your 2D workflow and exploring the possibilities in no time at all!