Adobe Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media David Wadhwani takes the stage at Adobe MAX.
Adobe recently announced some major improvements to Photoshop CC’s 3D design capabilities at Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference.
The entire Creative Cloud suite has been updated to include several new features across 13 essential CC desktop tools that link to a new network of mobile apps. One of these enhancements includes a breakthrough in touch support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Surface Pro 3 to extend the software to portable devices.
For 3D designers, Adobe has introduced a number of features to improve the user experience. COLLADA rigging support has been added to enable designers to import animation and rigging data from COLLADA files, and continue to paint, finish or refine 3D objects. Users will also be able to leverage the existing animation data and use Photoshop Timeline to create promotional videos.
Peer review will also be made easier as the software now supports 3D PDF files meaning that 3D files can be exported as PDF to be reviewed and manipulated in Adobe Acrobat. This is particularly useful for inviting colleagues to view, comment and review 3D models without requiring access to Photoshop or PSD files.
Perhaps the biggest benefit for 3D printing comes in the form of built-in options for 3D printers and printing services, such as iMaterialise, new Makerbot printers and Ultimaker. Now users will be able to easily select which vendor they wish to print from in just a few simple clicks.
In addition to these 3D features, Adobe has tapped into the collaborative element of creative design community by launching a public beta of Creative SDK. The service will enable mobile apps to connect to the Creative Cloud and kickstart a new generation of third party app development. A much more interactive element has also been added to the software with Creative Talent search which allows creative to use a profile to engage with work opportunities across the globe.