About the Contour Tool
With this extension, you can import .OBJ models and bring 3D interaction into Illustrator. You can also contour imported geometry, creating sectional models for laser cutting, CNC milling, and other substractive fabrication/manufacturing. By hitting the button “Send_To_Illustrator”, the contours are laid out in real world units on an illustrator canvas.
Thanks to Adobe’s HTML5 Extension development, we’re able to add THREEjs scenes to Adobe and connect 2D and 3D environments seamlessly. This is a pivotal technology step for us because we can work with web interfaces on top of a robust CAD platform. Connecting the Adobe API to the web has incredible potential – and we’ll definitely be exploring this further in our research as well as client work.