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Adobe Photoshop's support for 3D printing could be a 'game changer'

Adobe all set to introduce 3D printing capabilities in Photoshop CC.

Adobe all set to introduce 3D printing capabilities in Photoshop CC.

Last week Adobe announced that it would be supporting 3D printing through it’s popular flagship software Photoshop CC. Adobe has already supported 3D printing capabilities with Acrobat 3D. However, adding the capabilities in Photoshop too, is widely tipped to be a game changer in the field of 3D printing. Internet heavyweights Google had already entered in the 3D design and printing field with Google SketchUp. Now with Adobe’s entry in the public domain through the announcement signals that 3D printing is certainly set to go more widespread.

Maintaining its simplicity image

Adobe Photoshop is already one of the top softwares in the market for 2D designing and printing. Millions of people are familiar with the software. Every new version of Photoshop has consistently proven to be big hits in the market. The software is appreciated by users due to its simplistic tools and quality output. Similar precedence is expected to be followed with added 3D capabilities.

Filling the gaps

What’s indeed true is that most users can’t really print 3D like they can print 2D on a paper. Only people with advanced knowledge or experience about 3D have been able to use apply 3D printing so far. But Adobe Photoshop’s simplistic approach may come in handy for many new people who are thinking about experimenting with 3D printing. The inbuilt correction and modification tools from Adobe will also ensure that the imagination of the designer will indeed come into reality. Meanwhile the new Photoshop CC will also be supporting some of the most popular  3D formats like OBJ, STL and 3DS. Similarly the software is also set to support printing with many popular 3D printer models.

Signs of mainstream acceptance of 3D

Many people still don’t regard 3D to be a mainstream technology just yet, with many even calling it ‘nothing more than a gimmick’.  But with the entry of global software heavyweights like Google and Adobe, it is certainly clear that 3D is pretty much ready to go mainstream.



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