Adobe Systems unveiled new 3D printing capabilities in Adobe Photoshop CC. Available immediately as part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, the new 3D printing capabilities integrated in Photoshop CC enable Creative Cloud members to reliably build, refine, preview, prepare and print 3D designs, the company says.
According to the company, automated mesh repair and support structure generation ensure models will be produced reliably, while providing accurate previews.
"The new 3D print capabilities in Photoshop CC take the guess work out of printing 3D models for everyone," said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. "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, [users] can bring 3D designs to the physical world."
Designs can be printed to a locally connected 3D printer or via built-in access to popular online 3D print services. Photoshop CC supports most popular desktop 3D printers, and also supports the full range of materials available on the Shapeways 3D printing community, 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.
Additional new features in Photoshop CC include Perspective Warp, which changes the viewpoint from which an object is seen, and linked Smart Objects that improve collaboration by updating the final design automatically if the reference file is changed.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.