Paint 3D free for PC

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  • Developer Microsoft
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Paint 3D is the refresh of the good-old Microsoft Paint solution, where 2D sketches evolve into vibrant 3D masterpieces! With Microsoft's Paint 3D, let your imagination soar beyond the flat canvas, turning ideas into interactive 3D art. Perfect for budding artists and seasoned creators alike, this tool offers a colorful palette to breathe life into your visions.

What is Paint 3D?

Paint 3D is an application developed by Microsoft as a successor to the classic Paint software. Introduced alongside the Windows 10 Creators Update, Paint 3D is designed to offer you basic 3D modeling capabilities alongside traditional 2D image editing.

Truth be told, Paint 3D is not a bulletproof solution in its category. It offers many tools and materials to let your imagination go wild and create animations, images, or 3D objects. However, if you want to go further, you may find it lacks some features, like masks, but it is still a very good starting point with a very user-friendly environment.

What are the key features of Paint 3D?

  • Simply create: The whole purpose of Paint 3D is to let you express your creativity, composing, mixing, and building from 2D and 3D objects. You have full control over each object's position, size, angle, or any similar attribute. You can use the Magic Select tool and the layers, add stickers and texts, choose one of the many effects available, use brushes, get some help using canvases, and much more.
  • Add shades: Oh, and we almost forgot to mention textures. Thanks to them, you can apply realistic materials like soft grass or hardwood to totally transform your objects. In addition, you can pick from a wide set of filtering and lighting options.
  • Interface: The old dusty interface has been completely revamped for a modern and neat UI that truly makes a difference and lets you enjoy a frictionless experience. Besides, you will be pleased to know that it has been designed to be touch-compatible from the heart, so you can freely play and draw with your hands or pens.
  • Resourceful: You don't always need to reinvent the wheel to create pure beauty, and Paint 3D has understood that. Hence, you can take advantage of built-in objects, models, shapes, and lots more.
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  • Animations: Yes, you heard it correctly. You can compose 3D and 2D animations, which is undoubtedly stunning. Once finished, you are free to export it as a video (MP4), as a GIF, or as any other supported animation format.
  • 3D doodles: To simplify the 3D building process, you can easily draw a doodle or a sketch and seamlessly transform it into 3D shapes.
  • Import and export: All the most popular formats are easy to import as Paint 3D supports .fbx, .3mf, .stl, and .obj for 3D files, and .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .bmp, .dib, .gif, .tif, .tiff, and .ico for 2D files.
  • In this community, you can showcase your creations and explore the work of others. Dive into hundreds of 3D models, join discussions, pick up tips, and find new inspiration.
  • Craft and educate: Paint 3D lets you craft tutorial or demo videos of anything you want. You can then effortlessly share them with people, teaching fellow users or showcasing your creative journey.

How to use Paint 3D?

Paint 3D offers a smooth and intuitive experience. You can start like this:

  1. Open Paint 3D.
  2. To insert a 2D or 3D image, go to Menu > Insert. Select the image and click on Open.
  3. To insert a 3D model, choose the 3D library and select an object.
  4. Explore the available tools to edit the images and models.
  5. Once done, to save your project, go to Menu > Save As and choose the format you prefer depending on your composition.

To find more extensive sources of information about Paint 3D, you can consult the Windows blog guidethe basic 3D modeling guide, or browse the myriad of related videos on YouTube.

Is Paint 3D free?

Paint 3D is totally free to use.

Is Paint 3D safe?

Yes, Paint 3D is a safe and reliable software backed by Microsoft security.

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