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Adobe Photoshop CC Adds 3D Printing Capabilities

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In a recent press release, Adobe announced updates to its Photoshop Creative Cloud software, effective immediately. 

“Photoshop CC will become the go-to tool for anyone who wants to print a 3D model.  [It will] enable Creative Cloud members to easily and reliably build, refine, preview, prepare, and print 3D designs, setting the stage for explosive growth in the 3D printing market.”

Creative Cloud members will be able to utilize familiar Photoshop tools in order “to design in 3D from scratch or refine an existing 3D model and produce beautiful print-ready 3D models.”

With the announcement of its release, Photoshop CC users will have the capability to print 3D designs to locally connected 3D printers “or via built-in access to popular online 3D print services.  Photoshop CC supports the most popular desktop 3D printers, such as the MakerBot Replicator [and 3D Systems’ Cube 3D printer line], and also supports the full range of high quality materials available on Shapeways – the 3D printing community and marketplace – including ceramics, metals, and full color sandstone.  Additionally, Photoshop users can now directly upload their 3D models to the Sketchfab 3D publishing service, and embed them in their Behance profile using Sketchfab’s interactive 3D viewer.” 

Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe added, “the new 3D print capabilities in Photoshop CC take the guess work out of printing 3D models for everyone.  Before today there was a gap between the content produced by 3D modeling tools and what 3D printers need in order to deliver high quality results.  Now, by simply clicking ‘Print’ in Photoshop CC, creatives can bring 3D designs to the physical world.”

Image Courtesy of CNET

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