Windows 10 Creators Update to support 3D scanners

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

At this week’s Microsoft Event, the company announced the third major update for Windows 10, the Creators Update. As its name implies, the update is mainly focused on giving new features and tools to artists and 3D creators. Therefore, almost every announced feature of the Creators Update is 3D-related.

Keynote speakers at the conference showcased various new features and options that involve 3D, including Paint 3D, 3D in Microsoft Office, 3D in Microsoft Edge, Remix 3D and others. To allow users to work on their own 3D objects, the Creators Update will also bring the 3D scanner support to Windows 10.

This comes as no surprise as it wouldn’t make so much sense to introduce all these new 3D features and options without the ability for users to implement their own 3D captures. Once users transfer their 3D scans to Windows 10, they’ll be able to import them to any of the above-mentioned apps for further editing, processing, and sharing.

Microsoft still hasn’t revealed the list of supported 3D scanners but as this is a relatively new technology, the Creators Update should be compatible with the majority of devices out there.

The Creators Update is scheduled for an April 2017 release, although the exact release date still needs to be revealed. Until Microsoft releases the third major update for Windows 10, we should see these features in Windows 10 Insider program so Insiders can test them before they get released to the public.

Who knows: Maybe some of the upcoming Windows 10 Preview builds will allow you to import your 3D scans to Windows 10. We’ll surely find out very soon.


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