Microsoft Office now Supports 3D Models

By Damien Jovica, Redstack

This is a fantastic enhancement to the Microsoft Office suite of products, especially for anyone that creates technical documentation or presentations using 3D models. 

I noticed this 'Import 3D models' option  pop up while I was creating a presentation in PowerPoint:

Import 3D models

I imported FBX file and was quite impressed, PowerPoint allowed me to rotate the model, change the size, zoom in and out etc.  The images below show some of the 3D models I was able to import:

Import 3D models


Import 3D models

The 'Insert 3D Model' option is also available in Word, Excel and I discovered I can now attach 3D Models into my emails with Outlook!

The Microsoft Office 'Insert 3D Model' feature supports fbx, obj, stl, 3mf, ply and glb files.

If you're a 3D modeler, no doubt you will have your own library of 3D models.  If you're interested in getting started with 3D modelling, I'd recommend Fusion 360.  It's an easy to learn, high quality 3D modelling tool and it's free for anyone earning under $100,000 USD per annum.

You can also get 3D models online from sites like GrabCAD, Thingiverese and Remix 3D.

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