Photoshop upgraded to work with 3D printers
Software maker Adobe has unveiled new 3D printing capabilities in its Photoshop graphic design CC program.
By radically simplifying the 3D print process, Photoshop CC – says the firm – will become the go-to tool for anyone who wants to print a 3D model.
Available immediately, as part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, the new 3D printing capabilities integrated in Photoshop CC 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.
The 3D printing capabilities will also help creatives to design in 3D from scratch or refine an existing 3D model and produce beautiful, print-ready 3D 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 3D print capabilities in Photoshop CC take the guesswork out of printing 3D models for everyone,” says Winston Hendrickson, of Adobe.
“Before today there was a gap between the content produced by 3D modelling 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.”