New 3D printing features and enhancements in Photoshop CC
Today we are releasing an update to Photoshop CC that includes new 3D printing features and enhancements designed to make it easier to create beautiful 3D printed designs and give you more printing options. This represents the third set of new and enhanced 3D printing features in Photoshop CC in 6 months since we first announced 3D printing support back in January!
Our goal is to help you take your 3D design ideas to the next level, and bring them into the physical world, and since January, we’ve seen artists like Sophie Kahn and Tobias Klein inspire us with their artwork and creativity, creatives like Paul Liaw amaze us with their ideas, agencies like Jeff Johnson’s Replace disrupt the design process by bringing 3D printed prototypes to initial client meetings, and innovators like Bradley Rothenberg challenge the fashion world.
The latest update – Photoshop CC (2014.1)
This latest release of 3D printing features and enhancements expands support for new 3D printers and 3D print services, broadens the range of file formats that can be read and written, and offers updates that add efficiency to your workflow. New features include:
- Support for the MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation desktop printer and DMM.com (Japan) 3D print service
- Support for additional 3D file formats including VRML, U3D, PLY, and IGES
- Streamlined 3D painting experience
- Ability to easily combine multiple print jobs into a single print bed
- 3D printing workflow improvements
Among this latest set of helpful new features and enhancements, we’re especially excited about the new 3D painting experience. Now, painting your 3D objects in Photoshop CC is easier than ever. Make sure to check it out and let us know what you think.
If you’re new to 3D printing or haven’t tried it out yet, it’s easy to get started. Check out this free hands-on tutorial. Don’t have Photoshop CC? No worries, you can download the free trial here and take it for a spin.
Getting the update:
- Look for the update in the Creative Cloud application and click “Update”. If it doesn’t appear, you may need to quit and re-launch the Creative Cloud application.
- If you don’t have the Creative Cloud application running, start Photoshop and choose Help > Updates.
- The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop CC (2014) and choose Update.
Confirming the update worked:
- In Photoshop, choose Help > About Photoshop (Win), or Photoshop > About Photoshop (Mac)
- The version at the top should say 2014.1.0 Release
- Visit What’s New in Photoshop on adobe.com to learn more about the latest 3D printing features
- Get started with 3D printing using this free getting started tutorial
- Watch this video about 3D printing in Photoshop
- Check out the What’s New in Photoshop CC online Help
- Download the Photoshop CC trial
We’d love your feedback!
Make sure to let us know what you think of the 3D printing features and of course, if you run into any issues. We’re listening and experts are here to help!