Microsoft's 3D Builder app will soon let you make a 3D model from an image

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.

3D Builder

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.

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John Callaham