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Wacom intros Intuos 3D for digital designs and characters

Wacom has introduced Intuos 3D, a complete a 3D solution that combines Wacom’s Intuos pen tablet with Pixologic’s ZBrushCore software for creating and sculpting print-ready digital designs and characters on a Mac or PC.

“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,” says Jeff Mandell, EVP of Wacom’s Branded Business. “Wacom’s holistic approach delivers a complete customer experience, from ideation to visual creation to physical creation.”

“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,” reports Tom Kopinski, senior manager of creative market strategy at Wacom.

The Intuos 3D’s pen works seamlessly with Pixologic’s powerful ZBrushCore software, built from the same ZBrush foundation that top pro 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.

Intuos 3D ($199.95 USD) includes the Intuos 3D tablet, pen and downloadable Pixologic ZBrushCore software, as well as special offers from Shapeways and Sketchfab. Intuos 3D will be distributed globally to retailers and online resellers, including Amazon and the Wacom eStore, and available for sale in late October.

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