Mixamo Helps Adobe Bring 3D Character Animation to Photoshop
October 7, 2014

Mixamo Helps Adobe Bring 3D Character Animation to Photoshop

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Mixamo revealed that it worked with Adobe to provide support for the use of 3D animated characters in the latest release of Photoshop CC.

Now Adobe Photoshop CC users have the ability to import animated 3D characters in COLLADA format. Once imported into Photoshop CC, artists can use the animated characters for a number of workflows, such as creating animations, 2D/3D compositing, 3D painting of character textures, and 3D printing. 

Mixamo’s technology has been designed from the ground up to democratize the 3D character creation process. Using Mixamo’s character creator software, Fuse, artists can create 3D characters with drag-and-drop simplicity. Those models can then be rigged and animated in minutes using Mixamo’s online animation service.  

“More and more, the worlds of 2D and 3D are intersecting,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of engineering, digital imaging products at Adobe. “Now with Mixamo’s technology, we can import 3D characters along with their animations into Photoshop, edit and export them using one of the world’s most popular design tools.”

Support for 3D characters with skeletal animations shipped October 6 with the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CC.