Major Update to Adobe Photoshop CC Brings 3-D Printing to the Design World
Adobe recently unveiled new 3-D printing capabilities in Adobe Photoshop CC. By radically simplifying the 3-D print process, Photoshop CC will become the go-to tool for anyone who wants to print a 3-D model. Available immediately, as part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, the new 3-D printing capabilities integrated in Photoshop CC enable Creative Cloud members to easily and reliably build, refine, preview, prepare and print 3-D designs, setting the stage for explosive growth in the 3-D printing market.
The new 3-D printing capabilities also help creatives to design in 3-D from scratch or refine an existing 3-D model and produce beautiful, print-ready 3-D models using familiar Photoshop tools. Automated mesh repair and support structure generation ensure models will be produced reliably, while accurate previews allow creatives to submit print jobs with confidence.
"The new 3-D print capabilities in Photoshop CC take the guess work out of printing 3-D models for everyone," said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. "Before today there was a gap between the content produced by 3-D modeling tools and what 3-D printers need in order to deliver high quality results. Now, by simply clicking 'Print' in Photoshop CC, creatives can bring 3-D designs to the physical world."
Photoshop CC Turbocharges Emerging 3-D Print Ecosystem
With today's release of Photoshop CC, designs can be printed to a locally connected 3-D printer or via built-in access to popular online 3-D print services. Photoshop CC supports the most popular desktop 3-D printers, such as the MakerBot Replicator, and also supports the full range of high quality materials available on Shapeways—the 3-D printing community and marketplace—including ceramics, metals and full-color sandstone. Additionally, Photoshop users can now directly upload their 3-D models to the Sketchfab 3-D publishing service, and embed them in their Behance profile using Sketchfab's interactive 3-D viewer.