You’re not getting the desktop version of 3D printing—but there are some options for you to get started.
The new 3D software company 3D Systems is launching a line of software for people looking to get their feet wet with the art form.
3D Solutions is building its own 3D printer and 3D scanning system called the 3D Printing Desktop that will allow users to create their own custom desktop for their home.
3d Systems, based in San Diego, California, announced the new service earlier this month, and it includes a desktop software called 3D Suite, as well as a free 3D scanner.
You can get 3D Studio for Windows, which is similar to a 3d printer, and the desktop software for Mac and Linux.
The desktop software is meant to help people quickly get a handle on 3D editing and 3d printing, and lets users use software like Adobe After Effects to help them create custom desktop designs.
3dsky, the company behind the desktop, said in a statement that it is adding a lot of functionality to the software, like a 3ds Max 3D model viewer and a 3DS Viewer for Windows desktop software.
The 3d Studio for Mac desktop software will allow 3D printers to be used as a 3DPrinting platform for 3D modeling software like Maya.
The company has said it is working with Microsoft to add support for Windows to the desktop.
3DS Systems says its software will be free for customers who want it, but will charge $15 a month for premium features.
3DLive, the startup behind 3D Desktop, is also offering the desktop with a $15 monthly subscription fee for the premium features, including a 360° camera and a 360 degree scanner.
3DPrips for Windows The 3DDesktop for Windows software is free for anyone who wants to install it, although it does have a $5 per month fee.
The software also includes a 360-degree camera and scanner, which 3DPrivates that they offer for $1,000 a piece.
3DDive, a startup based in the San Francisco Bay Area, also offers a free, premium version of its 3D desktop software, 3DDesk.
The developer says they are working with Windows users to add a 360 camera and 360-degrees scanner.
The third-party scanner will be made by the 3DS Labs, and will be available for $9,500.
3DX, a third-parties 3D studio, is available for purchase at $2,999, and includes a 3-D printer.
3Dsky said in an email that they are also working with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to make a scanner for Windows PCs.
3DMx, the 3DM studio, includes a Windows 7-like 3D print option, but does not include the 360-cam and 360 degrees scanner.
A desktop version, 3DM, will be $7,500 for a license, or $15 for a subscription.
3rd party 3d software, including 3dStudio for Mac, will cost $2 a month.
3DRive, an indie 3D startup, is making its own desktop software available for free, and is not charging a subscription fee.
3-d Printing Desktop software will not be available on the Windows Store, which means that 3DProuters.com, which sells 3D scanners and other 3D hardware, has not launched yet.
3DFire, an alternative 3D platform, is planning to launch its own app store later this year.
3DJive, which hosts the free 3-step workflow for 3-dimensional printing, is hosting its own free 3d desktop software on its website.
3dprips.com is a new online platform for the creation of 3-masted printers.
The website will feature free 3Ds software, as will 3DPrive.com.
3mated, a new 3-party 3D service, will also be launching a 3m-based desktop app on its own site later this month.