Windows 10 Creators Update Brings 3D Objects To MS Paint, Including 3D Scanning With Smartphone Cameras

3D imaging is a big push for Microsoft with the latest OS update

Microsoft Paint has been around, well, pretty much forever. Now, however, the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update will bring a very serious update to the venerable program, including some serious 3D modeling tools.

The demo on stage involved making a 3D scan of a sand castle using a built-in smartphone camera and a new app Microsoft is hoping to bring to all mobile platforms. The process involved walking a lap around the san castle to capture every angle of it. Then, the model can be brought into Paint where it can be arranged and edited in a three dimensional space.

You can also put elements of photos in the 3D compositions. They appear flat unless they contain 3D data, but they can be arranged as you want in the 3D composition.