Microsoft launches new View 3D Preview app for Insiders on the Windows Store

A new app from Microsoft, titled View 3D Preview, has popped up in the Windows Store. Currently available for Insiders to download and try out (via, View 3D Preview lets you easily view and interact with 3D models in the Windows 10 Creators Update.

The app looks to be fairly simple, but it already supports a number of file formats and lets you manipulate models in a number of ways. View 3D Preview's features include:

  • See your 3D models with high-quality staging.
  • Use simple pan, zoom, and orbit controls with your mouse, touch, pen, or keyboard.
  • Currently supports 3MF, PLY, OBJ, FBX, and STL files.

According to the app's description, it's only available for Insiders running Windows 10 Creators update build 14800 or higher. However, it is available for Insiders to test on both PC and Mobile, so you can view your models at home or on the go. And given the emphasis that Microsoft is placing on 3D in the Creators Update, that's definitely a good thing.

If you'd like to check the app out, you can grab it on the Windows Store now. Just keep in mind that this is a preview, and there are bound to be bugs to contend with.

Thanks for the tips, everyone!

Download View 3D Preview from the Windows Store

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