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New Training: The Windows Paint 3D App

by Team Nuggets
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Published on February 25, 2021

In this 9-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Simona Millham covers the capabilities of Paint 3D. Learn how to edit 2D pictures, how to create 3D shapes, and how to reuse your 3D objects in Microsoft Office. Gain an understanding of the 3D Library, Magic Select, stickers, and more. Watch this new Windows 10 training.

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This training includes:

  • 9 videos

  • 52 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introducing Paint 3D

  • Making Simple Edits to 2D Pictures

  • Using Additional Layers in 2D Projects

  • Getting Started with 3D Objects

  • Creating Your Own 3D Shape

  • Stickers

  • Magic Select

  • Reusing Your 3D Objects in Microsoft Office

  • What’s Next for Your Paint 3D Masterpiece?

How to Add Texture with Stickers in Paint 3D

Stickers are a great way to add texture or color to a 3D model. Users can add their own from local files, but Paint 3D comes with several already loaded, including a rainbow stamp and a bark texture. Stickers will wrap dynamically around 3D objects, so any kind of 2D image can be applied easily to fit boxes, spheres or cylinders and match the underlying object's lighting. With the stamp button, the same sticker can be applied quickly to multiple objects.

Once a sticker is applied, it's part of the 3D object it's applied to and can't be removed easily, but until then, the size, position and rotation of the sticker are all easily configurable. Stickers can also be made anywhere from completely transparent to completely opaque, allowing for subtle effects. There are also selectable levels of reflectivity for further customization, and the magic selection tool can be used to only apply a selected fragment of a sticker.

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