The Video Timeline Workspace Duration cannot be extended to more than 10 seconds in Photoshop CS6 Extended for a 3D Object Layer.

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The Video Timeline duration or Workspace in Photoshop CS6 Extended cannot be set to more than the default 10 seconds for a 3D object layer. The Adobe customer service agent I chatted with confirmed that this behaviour is a “product limitation,” but I think it is a bug that needs to be addressed because exactly the same workflow in CS5 allows the user to create 3d timelines/workspaces of any duration. He also suggested that I post the problem here so that Adobe Engineers may address it.

The CS5 timeline/work area for non-3d layers may be set to any duration, and I've discovered, after many frustrating hours of experimentation, that 3d object layer workspaces in CS6 may also be set to any duration **ONLY IF THE 3D OBJECT WAS CREATED IN CS5**

This is a limited workaround because some 3d objects, like those extruded from complex paths, may only be created in CS6. I spent hours creating and texturing a 3d object from a complex filigree, only to find that it can't be animated in CS6 because of this "product limitation".

I’ve been very frustrated because I’ve wasted so much time trying to figure out why things don’t work as they should in CS6 Extended 3D. Since the user manual released with this version of Photoshop is incomplete--much of it addresses only the CS5 interface and functions--I never know if unexpected behaviors are the result of design changes, or bugs. I've also spent many hours texturing 3d objects only to find that they can't be animated beyond 10s in CS6.

I'm hoping for a reply from someone with Adobe who can actually fix the problem, rather than just confirm that it exists.

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Marton Perhiniak

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The same problem exists in Photoshop CC :(