- You’ll be able to import a 3D model from any existing 3D modeling app that can export STL, KMZ, OBJ, 3DS and Collada formats.
- This means you’ll also be able to use models found on the web, including from Thingiverse.
- 3D scanner output can also be used, if it conforms to the formats above.
- Imported models can be repaired for 3D printing, although we’re not sure how well or comprehensive Adobe will do here.
- Imported models can also be textured and colored using Photoshop’s powerful editing tools.
- Completed 3D models can be exported for local printing, sent to Shapeways’ 3D print service for production in a wide variety of materials or shared online. Currently the service supports MakerBot 3D printers, but we’re expecting additional 3D printers to be added soon.
An announcement by Xaar leads to some interesting speculation about Stratasys’ future strategy, which could be a different style of involvement with additive manufacturing.