Photoshop setting for the 3D model. (via ADOBE)

Adobe made an exciting announcement recently – its updated Photoshop CC software not only includes features such as Perspective Warp and Smart Object capabilities, but it also has 3D printing capabilities which give users the ability to print quality models from the comfort of their own homes.


Photoshop CC features printing capabilities that allow the user to build, refine, review, prep and print 3D designs with the confidence that the final product will be high quality. The software includes tools like automated mesh repair, support structure generation, scaffolding and automatic verification of watertightness to ensure the 3D prints come out perfect every time.


Currently, Photoshop CC has built-in capabilities for four types of 3D desktop printers and Shapeways online community with capabilities to products prints in full color sandstone, ceramic and metal. Creative professionals, architects, animation experts, engineers and more can print their designs directly from home using the 3D Systems Cube, MakerBot Replicator 2, Zcorp Full Color and MakerBot Replicator 2x printers. Users are also able to double-check the accuracy of their virtual models using Shapeways or Sketchfab before printing to ensure accuracy. Adobe announced plans to expand its software to support the most popular 3D printers in the near future.

The updated Photoshop CC also comes equipped with updates that are not 3D printing-related, including Perspective Warp, which allows the user to change the viewpoint from which one can see a particular object. The new software also links to Smart Objects to enhance overall collaboration. All new features and tools are available free-of-charge to Creative Cloud subscribers.


The new technology seeks to help creative professionals gain access to 3D printing capabilities in an affordable and convenient way.



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