Major Update to Adobe Photoshop CC Brings 3-D Printing to the Design World
"We're thrilled to partner with Adobe to help kick-start the delivery of 3-D content to their highly creative users," said Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO and co-founder, Shapeways, the world's leading online 3-D printing marketplace and community. "We're focused on making 3-D printing accessible and affordable for people all over the world. By teaming up with Adobe, we're making it easy for designers and creatives to turn ideas into reality, using Shapeway's highest quality 3-D printing technologies."
"With the huge adoption of Adobe Photoshop CC, this announcement means that a massive influx of people will now have access to 3-D modeling tools," noted Bre Pettis, CEO, MakerBot. "I can't wait to see what they design with Photoshop CC and create with their MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer."
Stunning 3-D Creations Now in Reach for Designers
Printing in 3-D enables the production of accurate and compelling prototypes and finished designs and is used in many creative fields, including architecture, jewelry, film and animation.
"My design process is so much easier with the new 3-D printing support options in Adobe Photoshop CC," said Paul Liaw, jewelry designer and sculptor. "I can make my jewelry designs look beautiful and automate the process of using the least amount of material without going under the printable threshold—this back and forth used to take about 80 percent of my time!"
"At FATHOM, we work with some of the most innovative companies to help produce their next generation of products," commented Veronica De La Rosa, industrial designer, FATHOM, a product development company and 3-D printing specialist. "Using Photoshop CC, the new 3-D printing features reduce file troubleshooting and ensure that our client's 3-D models are accurately represented before final printing. This is extremely helpful to us as it will speed up customer communication, saving time and money for both us and more importantly our clients."