I remember when I had a Windows laptop several years ago, I created some (not so) amazing pieces of art using Microsoft’s Paint app. Many users (including myself) thought that the app was boring, lacking features and unintuitive. Thankfully, Microsoft has finally recognized that its paint app could do so much more today with their latest update to the app announced at their product unveiling in New York.
Like I mentioned above, a lot of people found the interface boring and unintuitive to use. Thankfully, in the new update that is all going away with a completely redesigned user interface. In a interesting move, Microsoft is renaming the app to Paint 3D; and it will focus on the creation of 3D objects and designs using simple tools and brushes.
The app can also pair with your phone to scan 3D objects. All you would need to do is capture the object from every angle in the real world with your camera, and the app will create a full 3D model for you to manipulate and work with. Additionally, you can isolate pictures from photographs so that you could replace the background with a different image. The pens and tools will also work on any 3D image, as well.
There is also Remix3D integration on board, so users can share their creations with other users around the world to download and even use in their own creations. Interestingly, the models shared on Remix3D can be printed via 3D printers. And a little side note, users can download their Minecraft creations in 3D and use it in their artwork or even 3D print them, as well.
With the new update, Microsoft is greatly changing how we will use their paint application; and it has evolved a long way since it was first introduced. If you would like to try the new app out for yourself, you first have to join the Windows Insider program for the new Creators update for Windows 10, and then sign up here to get the app itself. The Insider program is for people in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and is available to try right now.