Feeds

Put down that airbrush, now you can touch up hot models in REAL LIFE

Adobe wheels out 3D printer support for Photoshop Creative Cloud

High performance access to file storage

Adobe has updated its Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) so that users can output their designs to 3D printers.

The company hopes the upgrade will simplify the process of refining and fabricating stuff using the trendy gear: models, created using Adobe's software or imported from third-party tools, and built as three-dimensional objects.

"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," boasted Adobe. "Now, by simply clicking 'Print' in Photoshop CC, creatives can bring 3D designs to the physical world."

The update includes tools to correct problems encountered during the construction of models, ensure water-tightness and add scaffolding structures to support objects during the printing process.

Today, the software supports MakerBot Replicator 2 and 2x as well as Zcorp Full Color and the 3D Systems Cube model printers. The update will also include integration with 3D printing service Shapeways, allowing users to export and upload their 3D models and then order delivered prints of their designs from the service.

Adobe is not the only company launching a 3D printing campaign. Specialist firm 3D Systems has landed a partnership deal with chocolate giant Hershey's to develop 3D-printed candy. The two companies will seek to build systems for creating 3D-printed things using chocolate and sugar.

3D systems demoed such hardware, which prints sugar items, at this year's CES tech conference in Las Vegas. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
Veep testifies for Samsung during Apple patent trial
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
Pre-Update versions of new Windows version will no longer support patches
Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Windows XP still has 27 per cent market share on its deathbed
Windows 7 making some gains on XP Death Day
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
Red Hat to ship RHEL 7 release candidate with a taste of container tech
Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.