How to use Microsoft Paint 3D to create 3D models in Windows

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The Microsoft company in its versions of Windows 10 surprises us by providing us with really new applications. As in the case of a very updated version of the old Paint program, now presented as an application called Microsoft Paint 3D.

Despite having the same name as its predecessor, which you can download regular classic Paint, this new version of Paint 3D offers us very advanced design alternatives. As for the example the fact of creating models in 3 dimensions.


How to use Microsoft Paint 3D to create 3D models in Windows?

With Microsoft Paint 3D we can create models in two and three dimensions with a variety of tools that the application offers us. In addition to importing them into a library called remix 3D, here we can work on already created models and modify them.


It also gives us the ability to manipulate files we create ourselves, for example take a picture with our mobile phone and transfer it to Paint 3D and then edit it. Likewise, if what we want is to design from scratch, we can also do it.

Likewise, we also have access to print our models directly on a 3D printer that we can use from our mobile phone. Which is very rewarding, as we can design to our liking and then bring that design into real life.

On the other hand, although Microsoft Paint 3D may seem like a somewhat complex tool to use, the reality is another. It is a very application versatile with a simple to understand interface, in this article we will teach you how to create models in Microsoft Paint 3D.

First steps to using Microsoft Paint 3D


It is essential that our computer has the Windows 10 operating system downloaded and installed, as the application is included in this version. Having clarified this, the first thing we need to do is open Microsoft Paint 3D.


The main page will appear welcoming us and offering us the chance to see a small tutorial where we will take a tour of the most relevant tools. It is recommended that you view this tutorial before starting.

How to create 3D models in Windows from scratch?

To start creating a 3D model from scratch, the first thing we need to do is open the menu you located on the left side of the screen and click on the first option New. A blank page will quickly open.

Next, what to do is look at the bar located at the top of the sheet, there are all the tools available. If we click on the three dots at the end of the bar, the name of each tool will appear.

The first option is Design Tools, this is used to easily draw in the best Paint style. If what we want is to create 3D models, it is advisable import before image to work on it.

For this we select the third Tools icon adhesives, on the right side of the sheet we will have 4 options, we select the last one. Let's click where it says Add sticker and select the image we want to upload.


Then, we frame the image on the sheet and go to the second 3D tools icon and click. On the right side we will get 3D models predefined, that we can select and edit at will.

On the other hand, if what we want is to create our own designs, let's get down to the last option Doodle in 3D and select the second figure. Now let's go to the sheet and holding down the left button draw what we want.


Then we can change the color, give it different shades, add figures and change its size, text and position. By pressing the button at the end of the bottom bar View in 3D we can see our 3D model.

Finally for save the our file we go to the menu on the left and here we can save it on our computer, change its extension or upload it to Remix 3D.

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