Latest Photoshop lets you design objects for 3D printers
This screenshot from Adobe Photoshop CC shows the software's print settings page, which now supports 3D printing. (Supplied photo)
Published Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:10AM EST
If you’re itching for an easier way to design and turn your 3D model creations into something tangible, Adobe may have the solution.
The latest iteration of Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) now supports 3D printing, the company announced Thursday.
If you’ve been living under a rock, 3D printers create objects in real life by printing layer upon layer of material to construct an item.
The sector is growing so quickly, International CES in Vegas had a section dedicated to 3D printers, which have come down in price to as little as $495.
“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,” Adobe Creative Media Solutions vice president Winston Hendrickson said in a statement.
“Now, by simply clicking ‘Print’ in Photoshop CC, creatives can bring 3D designs to the physical world.”
Don’t have a 3D printer? Users will be able to upload their work to third-party printing services such as Sketchfab to have their creations become a reality.
Other features announced Thursday include Perspective Wrap, which will give users the power to change the viewpoint of objects in Photoshop.