First-ever full 3D solution for 3D enthusiasts combines Wacom®’s Intuos pen tablet with Pixologic®’s ZBrushCore® software for creating and sculpting print-ready digital designs and characters
Wacom introduces Intuos 3D, the first-ever complete and affordable 3D solution that provides all the necessary tools to create print-ready three-dimensional designs on a PC or Mac computer. By introducing an accessible 3D design and modeling product, Wacom, the global leader in digital pen tablet and display technologies that empower creativity, is leading the way in popularizing the creation of cool and imaginative 3D art and design for a wide demographic.
Wacom’s Intuos 3D comes to the market at an ideal time as interest in three-dimensional design and printing is growing rapidly. “While 3D design and DIY printing has become extremely popular, Wacom determined an opportunity existed to improve the front-end of the creative design process and deliver a complete solution designed specifically for 3D enthusiasts, particularly those just getting started,” says Jeff Mandell, Executive Vice President of Wacom’s Branded Business. “Wacom’s holistic approach delivers a complete customer experience, from ideation to visual creation to physical creation. For years, top creative professionals in industrial, product, fashion and game design have used our award-winning products for their 3D work, and we felt it was about time that we shared our knowhow with those interested in getting started with 3D.”
“In order to ensure an all-inclusive 3D solution, Wacom brought together industry leaders Pixologic®, Shapeways® and Sketchfab® to integrate hardware, software and 3D printing and publishing services,” states Tom Kopinski, Senior Manager of Creative Market Strategy at Wacom. The Intuos 3D’s natural and intuitive pen works seamlessly with Pixologic’s powerful ZBrushCore software, built from the same ZBrush® foundation that top professional film and game studios have been using for their 3D creations for years. The battery-free, cordless and pressure-sensitive Intuos pen combines with ZBrushCore to emulate the same feel and feedback one gets when working with traditional brushes, markers or ceramic tools.
“Through our collaboration with Wacom, we were able to develop an industry-leading 3D design software optimized for the Intuos tablet that is sure to delight 3D enthusiasts,” says Jaime Labelle, Chief Operating Officer for Pixologic, Inc. “We look forward to seeing all the great work that this partnership helps develop.”
Users seeking on-demand 3D prints can send their completed models to the online service Shapeways for printing. For those seeking to publish their work, Sketchfab’s web-based platform and community are accessible to Intuos 3D owners. The Intuos 3D solution is easy to set-up and includes state-of-the-art video tutorials to help customers start creating immediately after the purchase.
Pricing and Availability
Intuos 3D ($199.95 USD) ships in an elegantly designed retail package, containing the Intuos 3D tablet, pen, downloadable Pixologic ZBrushCore software as well as special offers from Shapeways and Sketchfab. Intuos 3D will be distributed globally to leading retailers and online resellers, including Amazon and the Wacom eStore, and available for sale beginning in late October.
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