Paint 3D is Microsoft’s well overdue, free update to Paint


    The Paint you know and hate from Microsoft Windows is finally get an update. Microsoft are now calling it Paint 3D which has support for 3D assets.

    After including native 3D printer supporting Windows 10, Microsoft are now offering 3D printing support direct from the app which will ship in a future release of Windows 10. If you have a 3D printer, you can print locally, if you don’t you’ll be able to send the object(s) to a commercial 3D printing service with your credit card.


    Microsoft also announced another method of acquiring 3D objects and that is to leverage new mobile hardware coming from partners. The demo showed off the mobile capturing objects in 3D simply by walking around them. The resulting 3D object can then be added to your artworks and even 3D printed from Paint 3D.

    While an upcoming Windows Phone from HP was shown on stage, Microsoft says they will support phones from any manufacturer.

    Of course Paint 3D supports touch and pen support that Microsoft is really keen on. In reality, the ability to rotate, resize quickly with touch is going to be a common and fast method to prototype an idea quickly.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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