Photoshop took a giant leap from the 2D world today after Adobe announced its software will now support 3D-printing.
The 3D-modeling capabilities of Photoshop will now allow users to create and print three-dimensional designs straight from the program, automatically augmenting any design flaws and printing structurally sound objects.
“The new 3D print capabilities in Photoshop CC take the guess work out of printing 3D models for everyone,” Adobe spokesman Winston Hendrickson said in The Telegraph. “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. Now, by simply clicking ‘Print’ in Photoshop CC, creatives can bring 3D designs to the physical world.”
Adobe joined with 3D-printing service companies Makerbot and Shapeways to add a preview option, which digitally renders a user’s model to show them what it will look like when printed from multiple printer types. It will also generate the estimated cost of printing an object.
The update was made available Thursday via Photoshop CC, which users must have an Adobe subscription service to download, though the 3D-printing upgrade comes at no extra cost.