Wacom, a global leader in natural interface technologies has unveiled Intuos 3D, the first-ever complete and affordable 3D solution that provides all the necessary tools to create print-ready three-dimensional designs on a PC or Mac computer. By introducing an accessible 3D design and modeling product, Wacom is leading the way in popularizing the creation of cool and imaginative 3D art and design for a wide demographic.
Wacom’s Intuos 3D comes to the market at an ideal time as interest in three-dimensional design and printing is growing rapidly. “While 3D design and DIY printing has become extremely popular, Wacom determined an existing opportunity 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 Vice President of Wacom’s Branded Business.
The Intuos 3D’s natural and intuitive pen works seamlessly with Pixologic’s powerful ZbrushCore software, built from the same Zbrush foundation that top professional film and game studios have been using for their 3D creations for years. 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.
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.
“3D design has stepped out of just being the buzzword in India. Every day we come across some extremely interesting stories of 3D prototypes being created, by the very talented industrial design pool in India. The Wacom Intuos 3D tablet will definitely come handy for this set of designers. Also, the animation and VFX industry designers would also find this very useful. We have quite aggressively priced this in India, and have already received hundreds of pre-booking orders for it,” says M Nanda, President and MD, Wacom India.
Pricing and Availability:
Priced at INR 17,975, Intuos 3D ships in an elegantly designed retail package, incorporating the Intuos 3D tablet, pen, downloadable Pixologic Z BrushCore software as well as special offers from Shapeways and Sketchfab. The product will be distributed globally to leading retailers and online resellers, including Amazon and the Wacom eStore and is available for sale. The demo units would be available at all demo centers of Wacom India.
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6727) with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Please visit www.wacom.com for further information.
Founded in 1997, Pixologic Incorporated develops and markets innovative software tools for the film and video, games, graphic design and illustration markets. ZBrush is a graphic application aimed at simplifying the science behind generating computer graphics. ZBrush appeals to a wide audience by providing empowering tools that give users intuitive and visual control over the digital images they create.
By providing a unique synthesis of 2D and 3D capabilities in a single stand-alone tool, Z Brush collapses economic and ease-of-use barriers to creating stunning images. Pixologic is a privately owned company and is located in California with offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.