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Posted on 05/04/14 00:59:47 AM
vicho
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3D printing
Hi, this is an extract from an Adobe update (January 2014)

“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.”

Full post here>>
www.adobe.com/news-room/pressreleases/201401/011614Photoshop3DPrinting.html



Has anyone know anything related to how Photoshop CC delivers 3D printing? Because in the post from Adobe news there are no detailes about it.

What I understand is that PS prints directly to the 3D printer plugged to the computer.
But it wouln´t be possible in all cases. XYZ Davinci printer, for instance, comes with propietary software for printing.
So does PS CC can export in STL format? this file extension is one of the most accepted for 3D printing.

thanks in advance

David

Posted on 07/04/14 08:33:19 AM
Steve Caplin
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Re: 3D printing
Photoshop can both export to STL and can print directly to a USB-connected printer. Read my take on how this works on my 3D printing blog:

http://www.3dgeni.us/photoshop-cc-adds-3d-printing/

And a slightly different view in my feature for CreativePro:

http://www.creativepro.com/article/3d-printing-with-photoshop-cc

If you need to know anything else, post a query here and I'll do my best to answer it.

Posted on 10/04/14 8:07:08 PM
vicho
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Re: 3D printing
Thanks Steve! I had seen screencaps of the 3D Print Settings window but they didn´t explain much.

As you mention in the conclusion of your article, I think Photoshop CC could work great as an intermediate in process of printing, but right now is not best suited for direct printing due to lack of control.

For example, I can think of a 3D model imported to PS, I can paint it add texture and leave it ready for concept art (2D viewing). Then when required I can generate a "watertight" version of it by exporting to STL (because STL exported files are also corrected models right?) and take it to a specific software in order to print it (most likely the software that comes with the printer itself).

David

Posted on 10/04/14 9:13:09 PM
Steve Caplin
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Re: 3D printing
That's exactly right, David. Photoshop does a great job - a really great job - of patching holes in models; it just doesn't offer enough user control when setting print temperature and speed.
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