Leaked screenshots and information show that Microsoft plans to release a major update for its 3D Builder app on Windows 10. It will include a way for users to upload an image and turn it into a 3D model.
Microsoft first released 3D Builder for Windows 8.1 in 2013, which gave people a way to make 3D models that could later be created in the real world with 3D printers. WindowsBlogItalia has managed to obtain a internal version of the upcoming 3D Builder update. Their (translated) list of its new features include:
- New GUI.
- The templates are grouped into categories: in the foreground, games and accessories, train set, trophy pieces, family, miniatures, letters and numbers.
- Added the ability to upload an image and turn it into a 3D model.
- New options for creating a scene.
- Added the possibility to print on plain paper as well as in 3D.
- Added further information to identify the model name, author, description, copyright and licensing terms.
- Added some settings to customize a scene.
There's no word on when the new version of 3D Builder will be released.