Sep 6, 2016 | By Tess

Wacom, a global manufacturer of advanced interactive pen tablets, has just introduced its latest product: the Intuos 3D tablet. The new product is specially geared towards facilitating 3D modeling and design for users, and was created in association with such established 3D design and 3D printing companies as Pixologic, Shapeways, and Sketchfab.

Intuos 3D is essentially an interactive tablet, compatible with either PC or Mac computers, that allows users to easily and efficiently create 3D models that are ready for 3D printing. In other words, the new product offers an “all-inclusive 3D solution” that provides designers and makers with all the necessary software and tools necessary for 3D designing. All you need to do to get started is plug in your tablet via USB, install the driver from the web, and register your product. The best part about the Intuos 3D: it will only set you back $199.95.

For the development of the product, Japan-based Wacom enlisted the help of a number of companies to make Intuos 3D as complete a design tool as possible. For instance, the tablet and pen work seamlessly with Pixologic’s ZBrushCore software, a 3D design program used by many of the top film and game studios. According to Wacom, the Intuous 3D pen, which can boast of being battery-free, cordless, and pressure-sensitive, works with ZBrushCore to mimic the feel and feedback of actual drawing and design tools such as brushes, markers, or even ceramic tools.

Jaime Labelle, Chief Operating Officer for Pixologic, Inc., said of the partnership: “Through our collaboration with Wacom, we were able to develop an industry-leading 3D design software optimized for the Intuos tablet that is sure to delight 3D enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing all the great work that this partnership helps develop.”

In addition to the Pixologic collaboration, users of the Intuos 3D tablet will also be provided with an integrated on-demand 3D printing option through Shapeways, and can easily publish their 3D models onto Sketchfab’s online 3D model-sharing platform. Intuos 3D owners will be provided with a downloadable version of Pixologic’s ZBrushCore software, as well as a number of special offers and deals from Shapeways and Sketchfab.

"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 designed specifically for 3D enthusiasts, particularly those just getting started," said Jeff Mandell, Executive Vice President of Wacom’s Branded Business. "Wacom’s holistic approach delivers a complete customer experience, from ideation to visual creation to physical creation. For years, top creative professionals in industrial, product, fashion and game design have used our award-winning products for their 3D work, and we felt it was about time that we shared our knowhow with those interested in getting started with 3D.”

The innovative 3D design tool will be available for purchase through a number of retailers (including Amazon and the Wacom eStore) by late October. As mentioned, Intuos 3D will retail for $199.95 and, in addition to its extras, will include the 3D tablet and pressure-sensitive pen.



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Shaun wrote at 9/30/2016 7:27:28 PM:

That's a lie and you know it. The tablet and software work on all windows versions from vista to windows 10. You do not need to a new tablet for windows 10.

Anonymous wrote at 9/30/2016 7:26:32 PM:

That's a lie and you know it. The tablet and software work on all windows versions from vista to windows 10. You do not need to a new tablet for windows 10.

Shane wrote at 9/7/2016 8:57:38 PM:

I will never buy another Wacom Product. I purchased a tablet that could not upgrade to Win 10 in one year. They did not tell me this, just let me do it and when it required all my data to be wiped and the touch screen function to break, they charged me to fix it. Terrible customer experience. It completly sucked!!!

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