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Microsoft's new smartphone app will let anyone convert any object into 3D virtual reality

Anyone using a smartphone camera will be able to capture objects and convert into 3D creations, which they can then play around with in Paint 3D.

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At its event last night, Microsoft made some big announcements related the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, new Surface Book i7, Surface Studio all-in-one PC, game streaming for Windows 10 and Xbox One among others. Microsoft also announced the new Paint 3D app – the biggest ever update to the classic app 31 years after it was initially introduced with Windows 1.0. This is the biggest revamp that puts 3D content eco-system at the center. The app will arrive as a part of Windows 10 Creators Update in early 2017. However, to get 3D content, Microsoft will also release a smartphone app on Windows 10 Mobile, Android and iOS which will let anyone take photos of real world objects and convert them into 3D objects in the virtual world. Also Read - Windows 11 could be a free upgrade for you provided you fall in this category

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One of the key highlights of the app is that it allows users to click photos of any object and turn them into 3D virtual objects. Microsoft demonstrated an app running on Windows 10 Mobile device that captures 3D objects from real-world using the built-in smartphone camera. All one needs to do is walk around the object to capture it from all angles. Users can export the captured 3D objects to Paint 3D, share it on web, take it into virtual world or as an hologram on HoloLens. The app will soon be made available to Windows 10 Mobile platform, followed by Android and iOS. Also Read - Windows 11 leaked online: Centralised start menu, revamped UI, new widgets, here's what to expect

It demonstrated the working of the app HP’s Elite x3 Windows Phone by capturing a model of a castle and transform it into 3D. The app will also include integration with 3D content sharing community remix3d.com. Users will also be able to share their 3D creations directly on Facebook and on the online community. What s more, users can also export their creations from games like Minecraft and 3D print whatever they want to. ALSO READ: Surface Studio AIO PC, Surface Book i7 and everything you wanted to know about Microsoft s announcements

Paint 3D on Windows 10 Creators Update is designed to work with regular keyboard and mouse, touchscreens and stylus inputs. One can even turn 2D doodle into 3D image, or stamp stickers onto 2D images and convert them into 3D. Microsoft demonstrated it on a Surface Pro 4 using the Surface Pencil. It even demonstrated how the creation would look like on HoloLens.

Paint 3D also allows users to create their personal emojis by doodling over the existing ones. The magic select tool in paint app will keep the foreground while remove the background. With this being 3D, you can move objects on top of the existing image and see how the 3D layers look like. With all the 3D efforts, Microsoft s end goal is to let you creations live across Windows devices be it a PC, tablet, laptop, VR headset or HoloLens. Paint 3D also aims to prepare masses for multi-dimensional experience across multiple platforms. ALSO READ: Microsoft s HoloLens to dominate wearable market, not Google Glass: Juniper Research

For those excited to try out the Paint 3D, Microsoft has released the app and it s available to download via Windows Store. As of now it is just an early version and only available to Windows Insiders. The online community redmix3d.com is also live, which will allow Paint 3D users to download 3D objects, export their creations and share them others.

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  • Published Date: October 27, 2016 4:14 PM IST



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