While not a part of the mainstream yet, 3D printing has a small audience that is getting bigger with the passage of time. That is why Microsoft has just released its 3D Builder which is to arrive on Windows 8.1. The creation of solid objects whether toys, decorative objects or tools for practical purposes will be a reality in every home one day.
The very concept is so thrilling that it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. From printing pictures and text all the way to creating solid objects via a 3D printer is a journey of sorts. A 3D application is about to come to Windows 8.1.
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This is where computer technology goes from the information revolution to the dimension of reality itself. It is indeed the very stuff of which dreams are made of. With the 3D Builder app, ordinary people may construct objects in the safety of their home environment. All they will need is a 3d printer and the specific application.
Microsoft officially states on its blog, "we are releasing a 3D printing app for Windows 8.1. 3D Builder has a catalog of objects you can create from ornaments to toys and more."
You may form the scale value, the rotation and adjustability of the 3D model of the object of desire that you want to create. Among the long list of solid stuff that you may manufacture are: a toy train for your son, a piece of ornamental jewelry for your wife or a decoration for your living room. The future sure looks bright and optimistic when you look at it from the angle of 3D printing.
Computer technology has definitely taken a leap ahead thanks to this form of practical creativity. Among the many 3D printers available in the market are: 3D Systems, Autodesk, MakerBot, Stratasys and TierTime. Among these 3D Systems, MakerBot and TierTime are compatible with Windows 8.1.