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Microsoft's 3D sharing network is now live

Microsoft debuted a raft of 3D applications at their New York event today, including Paint 3D and an app that allows you to scan real world objects from a smartphone camera.

To catalog these creations, Microsoft has put together a website called, that not only allows you to show off your 3D models, but also export them to a 3D printer to bring them into the physical world.

As of writing, the website is only available to Microsoft Accounts in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

Remix3D catalogs 3D creations in a Pinterest-style grid, allowing users to share video embeds of the objects directly to Facebook and other social networks. We were able to create the following Microsoft keyring using the 3D Builder (opens in new tab) app currently offered in Windows 10 if you want to try it out.

Interestingly, users will also be able to export Minecraft creations directly from the game into the website for sharing and printing. Remix3D will also be able to pull content straight from Microsoft Edge on HoloLens into augmented reality.

Microsoft is pushing 3D in a big way, and HoloLens is undoubtedly the reason. Stay tuned for more.

Jez Corden
Jez Corden

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

  • Sounds gd
  • Looking to see how this site works on Edge in WM....
  • Works great so far.
  • Clip art 2.0?
  • Remix3D not for europe??  Sorry, right now we're only available to accounts with locations set to US, UK, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Typical Microsoft.
  • Sorry, right now we're only available to accounts with locations set to US, UK, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand    
  • Updating the article to reflect that, cheers
  • Create a new account of any of those countries, and you are ready to go.
  • why?? we in Europe are also users of the Windows platform. shame about the dichotomy of groups
  • That's a click away
  • print out Minecraft creations?
    Like Daniel twerking in his MS outfit?
  • haha, yes!
  • Ok, joined the site. Now where can I download this 3D scanner for my L950?
  • Right now you can use it with Paint 3D. I've been looking fo the app since the event, but couldn't find it yet.
  • Same here
  • So we can only watch the site. That's nice...
  • I believe we are going to have to wait for a future build and a camera update.  Hopefully, soon. 
  • So how do I capture using my smart phone camera (950)?
  • I can't find the app for my 950 either. Anyone else find it?
  • Is the 3D scan app available for download? Can't find it in the store.
  • Scan app is one of the best news, in this 3d ecosystem! I think that is in early stage, because Megan don't show nothing...and probably the smartphone was ready to capture!
  • I am a developer based in Beijing, China.  I have ALL my accounts set to US location and US English language.  Yet it won't let me sign in saying I need to have location set to US, UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.  Sounds like a software problem to me.
  • check your dns lol netlfix you need a usa dns to get into usa netflix.
  • ms you are sucking me back into the insider program on my pc. and i was saying I want to be normal a few months ago!!! ahhhh  
  • I hope there are filters to separate legit 3D models and all of the user-submitted creations, because I'm sure it will soon be crowded with a bunch of mistakenly (or purposefully) submitted low-quality 3D models .
  • Why can't Microsoft make any of its technology to be available for all of the world?
  • It's a US based company, so everything likely starts out in English.  I'm sure once they get the kinks worked out, they will translate their pages/apps and start rolling it out to other countries.  They probably didn't want to wait for that to release it, so nobody else released something like it English only, and beat them to it.  It makes sense to do it this way, and like I said, I'm sure it will spread from here.
  • Also, I just checked out, and it says that it's in "preview", so there's that