Adobe Photoshop upgrades its 3D printing tools with more file formats, better painting

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Adobe boosted Photoshop's 3D printing features in an update that rolled out Thursday, part of a bid to further improve the software's 3D printing capabilities.

Users can download the update, version 2014.1.0, by looking for the update in the Adobe Creative Cloud application, Adobe said.

In January, Adobe pushed Photoshop Creative Cloud into 3D printing, allowing designers to take objects created with Photoshop's 3D controls and transform them into physical objects. With the most recent updates, Adobe has sought to interject itself into the 3D creation workflow, taking objects created through other tools and giving them some final touches.

The new update includes support for 3D painting, or the ability to take an object and apply a texture to it. In addition, Adobe added support for new 3D file formats including VRML, U3D, PLY, and IGES, streamlined the workflow, and added support for multiple print jobs on the same print bed. Finally, Photoshop now supports the MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation desktop printer and the 3D print service, found in Japan.

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