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October 23, 2014 AT 2:00 am

Free 3D Builder App Lauches with Kinect Integration, Now in the MIcrosoft Store #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning

Microsoft’s 3D Printing team shared this tech demo of free 3D Builder App, launched yesterday, showing the workflow for creating full-color 3D scanned reproductions using the Kinect:

Using the 3D Builder app and the Kinect sensor to create a 3D reconstruction and prepare it for a 3D printer.

3D Builder App

In addition to downloading the 3D printing SDK, we strongly recommend that you also download the free 3D Builder app from the Microsoft store. The 3D Builder app is a modern application that allows a user to either use models that are included with the app, or to import models from the Internet.

The 3D Builder app also includes many model visualization options and some editing capabilities, and will easily print to a 3D printer that has a Windows compatible printer driver. The app can be used as a reference and a test tool for 3D-editing and validating 3MF files that you create.

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