PORTLAND, OR — Wacom (www.wacom.com) has introduced Intuos 3D, which combines the company’s Intuos pen tablet with Pixologic’s ZBrushCore software for creating and sculpting print-ready digital designs and characters. Intuos 3D comes to the market at a time when 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 VP 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 professional film and game studios have been using for their 3D creations. 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, COO 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.
Intuos 3D ($199.95) contains the Intuos 3D tablet, pen, and downloadable Pixologic ZBrushCore software, as well as special offers from Shapeways and Sketchfab.